Iran's national team at a friendly match with Turkey on May 28
15 June, 2018, 20:15
Iran's national football team has reacted with anger after Nike said it would refuse to provide players with its boots for the World Cup due to new United States sanctions.
There is some confusion among the Iranians, however, because Nike has supplied the team with gear in the past when the country was subjected to US sanctions - including the 2014 World Cup. Iranian footballers were commended for their performance in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where it gave tough time to the Argentine team in a group match.
Nike's decision has also not gone down well with Iranian fans, who have encouraged others to boycott the company's products using the hashtag #NoToNike on social media platform Twitter.
The decision from Nike comes in the wake of the Trump administration's move to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
What is the realistic aim for Iran at the World Cup and why?
China reaffirmed commitment to N Korea sanctions - Pompeo Vladimir Putin was delivered a handwritten note by Kim Jong-un by a North Korean official during a meeting earlier today . The statement contradicts the North's view that the process agreed at this week's summit would be phased and reciprocal.
Aquaman and Black Manta: Release date, trailer and more The Black Manta helmet looks quite nifty, however, and I like how Wan has found a grounded way for the character to make sense. The film also stars Amber Heard as Princess Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna , and Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus.
Iran have more in-form strikers than four years ago and it could help Queiroz with his tactical plans.
"They should come out and apologise because this arrogant conduct against 23 boys is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary", 65-year-old Queiroz said. "We want to get through to the second round, but that is obviously going to be a very hard task".
After the Iranian football association severed ties with the German company Uhlsport, a significant improvement with regards to the supply of sports equipment could have been a contract with the German sportswear giant Adidas.
The World Cup begins Thursday in Russian Federation. A warm-up exhibition match with Greece was cancelled at the last minute due to political concerns and basic tasks, such as booking hotels and flights or doing anything that involves transferring money, require workarounds because of the sanctions against Iran.
Up front, Queiroz can call upon several strikers with experience of European club football, who will be key figures in helping Iran progress from the group stage for the first time.
We are sitting with (National Security Advisor) John Bolton next week to go over the details, to get this stuff done. The president, however, said the sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear tests will remain for now.
They were also held by an unfancied Russian Federation in their first outing at Euro 2016, but Manchester United full-back Young insists the current crop are ready to make an early statement this time.
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Another, much bigger row then erupted with France, which blasted the "cynicism and irresponsibility" of Italy's actions. This week, Italian and Maltese officials denied entry for the Aquarius , a ship carrying more than 600 Libyan migrants.
But he signalled that whatever the implications, "I have to do what I have to do" to address the trade imbalance. However, Allen noted that given recent comments from Navarro that tariffs will be more limited, Mr.
Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. sponsors one of the bills, which has drawn fire from immigrant rights activists, HuffPost reported . But McHenry cautioned that House Republicans won't "take on" immigration unless they have Trump's backing.
Astronomers gathered in Jebel Hafeet on Thursday morning in a bid to spot the new crescent moon signalling the end of Ramadan . Reports from Saudi Arabia said the Royal Court is in a meeting and an official declaration is expected shortly.
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The recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website includes information to help consumers identify the recalled cereal. Media reports quoted USA authorities as saying preliminary evidence had linked the product to more than 60 cases of salmonella .
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President Donald Trump are pictured during their historic summit Tuesday at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. Trump's statements initially caught US allies South Korea and Japan by surprise, according to news reports.
Fearsome trio expected to start for France
The whole fracas led to Domenech's sacking and France Football Federation president, Jean-Pierre Escalettes resigning in disgrace. However, the teenager has allayed the initial fears ahead of their opening Group C game against Austrailia on Saturday.
Uruguay Look to Bounce Back Against Disciplined Egypt
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US Drone Kills Pakistan Taliban Chief
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