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US sanctions force Nike to drop Iran boot deal

first_img0Shares0000Members of Iran’s World Cup team train outside Moscow © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVNEW YORK, United States, Jun 11 – US sporting goods giant Nike confirmed Monday it had stopped supplying Iran’s football team with boots ahead of the World Cup due to sanctions.A statement from Nike said the company was forbidden from supplying kit to the Iranian team as it prepares for its opening World Cup game. “US sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time,” Nike said.“Sanctions applicable to NIKE have been in place for many years and are enforceable by law.”An ESPN report from Moscow said the Nike decision had left Iranian football officials baffled, noting that the US company had supplied the team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when similar sanctions were in effect.Iran coach Carlos Queiroz expressed frustration at the decision.“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.The ESPN report said Iran’s players had responded to the decision by asking non-Iranian players on their club teams to loan them boots, while others had bought their own from stores.The Nike moves comes at a time of tense relations between Washington and Tehran, with President Donald Trump last month pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and re-imposing sanctions it had previously waived.Iran kick off their World Cup campaign on Friday with a Group B clash against Morocco.Queiroz’s side also face Spain and Portugal in the first phase.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


January 10, 2020 0

YOUR LIFE IS AN ‘OYSTER’ THIS WEEKEND AT THE DUNFANAGHY JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

first_imgThe Oyster Bar Dunfanaghy is set to open a new music venue “The Shibin” for the Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues festival this weekend.Dunfanaghy has seen one of it’s busiest summers in recent years and the one place that has consistently provided top-class entertainment to both customers and tourists in the village was The Oyster Bar.After an extensive revamp, which also seen ownership of the bar returned to the original management – the bar has thrived all summer. Every night of the week you can walk in and see some of the very best live bands and musicians from the north west playing regularly to a packed house.Donegal’s very own “In Their Thousands” are regulars at The Oyster as well as “The Humble Earthworms” and “Copper Head Rose”.This weekend sees The Oyster open it’s brand new music venue “The Shibin”just in time for the much anticipated Dunfanaghy’s Jazz n Blues festival.The Festival sees the best live bands from far and wide come to Dunfanaghy to play to massive crowds for the popular festival thats now in its seventh year. So pop in to the Oyster Bar this weekend for great live music, a great atmosphere and great craic!!Check out the Oyster Bar’s new Facebook page for more details.YOUR LIFE IS AN ‘OYSTER’ THIS WEEKEND AT THE DUNFANAGHY JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL was last modified: September 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0