Iran has Friday in Moscow with 1-0 from Lithuania won in his last practice game for the world cup in Russia. Lithuania is not going to the world cup. Substitute Karim Ansarifard (Olympiakos Piraeus) made two minutes before time, the only goal. The economic sanctions of U.s. president Donald Trump against Iran have, however, also consequences for the world CHAMPIONSHIP soccer: the Iranians may no longer with Nike shoes to play football.
Lithuania is not exactly a voetbalgrootheid. It holds number 126 in the world rankings, Iran is 37th. Still, the Iranians are so hard to match, which is to their question behind closed doors happened, to win. Ostend-defender Ramin Rezaeian played the whole match, Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen, ex-Standard and Sint-Truiden) was by coach Carlos Queiroz on the bench held. Onlookers were not allowed, the match took place behind closed doors.
The Iranians were hard to find oefenpartners, because Greece and Kosovo, thanked each time at the last moment. At the world wait for Iran a heavy group. On 15 June, which affects Morocco, on 20 June Spain, and on June 25, European champion in Portugal.
Players are not allowed to Nike shoes to wear
The economic sanctions of U.s. president Donald Trump against Iran are having an impact on the football world cup. The Iranians are allowed to do with Nike shoes to play football.
“The sanctions mean that we, as an American company, not Iranian players of shoes can provide,” let Nike Friday know. Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz reacted all angry in the local media. He calls the decision “an insult to Iran”, and speaks of the submission of a complaint to FIFA. “It can’t be that this is just for the world cup. Everyone knows how important it is for a footballer is to his own shoes to play.”
The official supplier of Iran is the German Adidas, but some of the individual players to play football, in principle, on Nike’s. The extent to which players without an official delivery still Nike shoes can use, is still unclear. Iran won Friday’s last practice game before the world cup with 1-0 from Lithuania.