MOSCOW, Iran's national soccer coach Carlos Queiroz said they are completely ready to meet Morocco at the 2018 World Cup, Tehran Times daily reported on Wednesday.
In a statement, Nike said, "U.S. sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike can not supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time", though the company also admitted that: "Sanctions applicable to Nike have been in place for many years and are enforceable by law".
Iran has also requested Federation Internationale de Football Association to address the matter as the team prepares to play its first game against Morocco on June 15 in St. Petersburg.
In May president Trump reimposed economic sanctions against Iran when the USA withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers that was signed in 2015.
"Players get used to their sports equipment, and it's not right to change them a week before such important matches", ESPN quoted Queiroz as saying.
John Cena Lands Another Major Movie Role
Producing the project (which had been also under the working title of Ex-Baghdad) is Chan , Joe Tam, Esmond Ren and Hans Canosa. Deadline reports that John Cena has just signed to co-star in the upcoming Jackie Chan movie " Project X ".
Bowyer wins rain shortened race at MIS Sunday
The two are often found at the track putting on a show for fans or doing a little racing of their own in their pint-sized cars. His spin brought out one of the stage two yellows, and the past four races his finishes are 26th, 15th, 24th and 30th.
Picture of Trump, G7 leaders goes viral
Trump went on to say that the United States gets "unfairly clobbered" on trade despite "protecting Europe at great financial loss".
Nike has previously supplied the Iranian team with boots, and did so at the 2014 World Cup when similar sanctions were in place.
Some of Iran's players are understood to have asked non-Iranian players from their club teams to loan them boots, while others are said to have acquired them from friends or gone out to buy their own footwear in the shops.
Sports Illustrated reported most teams in the World Cup - an global tournament played every four years - have a footwear sponsor. The U.S. Treasury can impose a penalty of up to US$1 million and 20 years in prison against any company or person who violates the sanctions.
Nike confirmed in a statement they are unable to provide kit to Iran due to the USA sanctions now in place against the country.
Queiroz's side also face Spain and Portugal in the first phase.