Shenaishil: Iraq must temper emotions

Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil has urged his squad to temper their emotion with an Asian Cup quarter-final tie against Iran on the horizon.

The 2007 victors ensured a runners-up berth in Group D thanks to a 2-0 victory over Palestine in Canberra on Tuesday.

Iraq return to the Australian capital to meet rivals Iran, who topped Group C with maximum points.

The encounter is a difficult one on paper, but head coach Shenaishil is confident of reaching the last four and has urged Iraq to put on a show.

"Both teams, Iran and Iraq, will be telling their players to have a quality match and forget emotions," the former Iraq international said.

"There's history between the two teams and Iran have similar football school as Iraq, a same style of football.

"I played in 1993 when we beat Iran 2-1. They are a very good team especially in the early 1970s when they were at a high level.

"I want to see a quality match and not powerful tackles.

"We are in the quarter-final and we want to give the right impression of the football in Asia, the quality in Asia."