Kuala Lumpur : Iraq coach Jorvan Vieira Tuesday slammed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for making his players wait for four hours in the hotel lobby.
The Iraqi players had to wait at the Prince Hotel lobby here Monday after arriving from Bangkok before only eight rooms were made available for 31 people, he said.
"We arrived at the hotel at 5:00 pm (local time) and then waited four hours for only eight rooms," said Vieira.
He said the team had planned to leave Bangkok Sunday but stayed an extra day on the AFC's advice.
"The AFC said if we come to Malaysia Sunday, we would have to stay in another hotel and then move to the Prince Hotel the next day," he said.
"The AFC must realise that this is not a tourist group. We are a national football team. They gave us guarantees but they could not keep those guarantees," he complained.
Iraq play against South Korea in Wednesday's semi-final here at the Bukit Jalil sports complex.