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Arzani sticks by Nike despite the company withdrawing boots to Iran

13 June 2018 11:01 PM
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Socceroos' starlet Daniel Arzani will continue to honour his contract with Nike despite the sports manufacturer refusing to supply Iranian players with football boots for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The American company withdrew its supply of football gear to the Iranian players and the Iran national team, adhering to president Donald Trump's trade embargo against Iran that was reimposed last month.

The announcement on the eve of the 2018 World Cup caused fury for the Iran players and was met with widespread criticism, denying Team Melli's athletes of wearing boots and equipment they had become accustomed. If Nike defied the embargo and supplied Iranian players with boots, they would have been subjected to fines in America.


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