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Iran’s Queiroz slams Nike over World Cup boots: Reuters

Tehran, After Nike avoided giving soccer shoes to the Iranian national team, the country's coach Carlos Queiroz wanted the American shoe company to apologize to the them for the 'ridiculous and unnecessary' move, Reuters wrote on Wednesday.

It has been a source of inspiration for us, Queiroz told Sky Sports. This last comment of Nike was, in my personal view, an unnecessary statement. Everybody is aware about the sanctions,' Queiroz said.

Iran coach has called on Nike to apologize to his team after the US sportswear firm said it could not supply the players with football boots for the World Cup due to sanctions.

US sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time, Nike had said in a statement.

Queiroz said Nike should come out and apologize 'because this arrogant conduct against 23 boys is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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