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Nike will not provide cleats to the Iranian soccer team ahead of and during this month’s World Cup because of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.The move follows the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the international nuclear Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Rosa deal made in 2015, though the sanctions that prevent the sportswear giant from working with the Iranian Nike Air Max 270 Mujer team have existed through multiple administrations, Nike said in a statement.“U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Nike Air Max Vision Womens Iranian National team at this time,” the company said. “Sanctions applicable to Nike have been in place for many years and are enforceable by law.”Some teams allow players to Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Rosas select their own cleats, including which brand, for competition. Some players, for example, may have sponsorship with Nike. Those deals, the company said, will not be Nike Air Max 90 Hombre affected. Other teams are sponsored by a particular brand — the main players in the international soccer scene are Nike, Adidas and Puma — and require players to wear a certain shoe.Adidas, a Germany-headquartered company, provides Iran’s uniforms, but told CNBC it was not sponsoring Nike Air Max 95 Mujer the team, merely selling the kit at a steep Adidas Superstar Mujer discount.

Iranian players are free to purchase and wear Nike cleats during the tournament.Still the sanctions have provoked the anger of international development groups critical of both the Trump Administration’s stance toward the Islamic Republic and Nike’s choice to abide by the sanctions, a violation of which could result in civil and Adidas Superstar Mujer criminal penalties.“We are disappointed that Nike has boycotted Iran’s World Cup players by refusing to provide shoes to the Iranian national team,” Jamal Abdi, the vice president for policy of the National Iranian Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Rosa American Council, a nonprofit focused on Iranian-American relations, said in a statement. “We call on the U.S. Government to take immediate steps to address this shameful situation and that Nike actively seek a resolution. FIFA should also take necessary steps to address this issue Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Mens and ensure that Nike Air VaporMax Femme none of the teams in the World Cup are subject to double standards.If Messi is the best player in the world, Ronaldo, 33, is barely a step behind. Soccer Nike Air Max 270 Homme fans of the modern era don’t realize how good they have it watching two of the greatest in history perform weekly — and several times each season against one another in Nike Air Huarache Womens Spain.

“Governments that drag politics into international sporting events, including Iran itself when it boycotts matches with Israel, face well-deserved admonishment. This situation is unfortunately no different. Events Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Negras like the World Cup and the Olympics are meant to rise above disputes between nations and serve as an example of what unites us.”The Iranian national team has not commented publicly on the sanctions. Iran is set to face Morocco in the first round of the World Cup on Saturday in Nike Air Max 95 Femme St. Petersburg.Soccer’s biggest spectacle, the quadrennial men’s World Cup, kicks off June 14 in Russia. As part of our lead-up Nike Roshe Run Mujer including the full tournament schedule, group Nike Roshe Run Donne previews and more, here is a look at the players you need to watch — some familiar to even the most casual fan, some potential breakout stars.
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