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Nike withdraws Iran World Cup squad’s supply of boots because of Donald Trump

Iran's World Cup hopes have suffered a huge blow just days before the big kick-off – thanks to Donald Trump.

Carlos Queiroz’s side take on Morocco in Group B on Friday, but they have found themselves struggling to find something to put on their feet to play in.
Iran's World Cup preparations have been severely hit

The Iranian players are desperately trying to settle a situation with Nike after the sports giants, who previously supplied thesquad’s boots, announced it would not be doing so for the tournament.

Nike made the decision due to global economic sanctions against the Asian country caused by the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the international nuclear deal made in 2015 and to intensify the restrictions against Iran.

A statement from Nike confirmed: "US sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time.”

They also admitted: "Sanctions applicable to Nike have been in place for many years and are enforceable by law."
Nike have refused to supply them with boots due to global economic sanctions against Iran caused by the Trump administration
The Iran squad are desperately trying to work out a solution just days before their opening game
Iranian federation members are furious at the timing of the decision, especially since the company have supplied them on several occasions, including the 2014 World Cup, when similar sanctions were in place.

They have contacted Fifa for an explanation and asking for help in get the matter resolved. Queiroz said: "Players get used to their sports equipment, and it's not right to change them a week before such important matches."

Desperate not to be caught out, Iran’s stars have already begun taking it upon themselves to find a solution.

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