Adidas stops cooperating with Iran over US sanctions
Iran national football team players will not wear Adidas after the German sportswear manufacturer has decided to deny Iran with access to its services.
Adidas has decided to follow in Nike’s footsteps.
Nike, who was set to sponsor Team Melli with cleats and footwear throughout the 2018 World Cup, announced that it had withdrawn its support of the team because of global economic sanctions against the country.
"U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time," Nike's statement says.
Now, the German sportswear manufacturer has denied Iran with access to its services shortly after the 2018 World Cup, where they provided the team’s jerseys, Tehran Times reported.
Iran national football team, who have been drawn with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam in Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, will not wear Adidas sportswear in the competition in the UAE.