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Iranian Cheetah returns on Team Melli shirts

Iranian Cheetah returns on Team Melli shirts
ID : N-894 Date : 2017/12/29 - 09:57

(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Football Federation has concluded a contract with Adidas for the Nation Team uniform going to the FIFA World Cup 2018. This will display a design of the Iranian Cheetah.

Faghani, the Federation legal officer, said: “The design of the Iranian Cheetah will feature on the new uniforms of Team Melli and this is part of our agreement with Adidas.”

Previously, the Cheetah has been removed from the uniform after years following the opposition of Adidas during the Iran-S Korea World Cup 2018 preliminary games. Adidas had announced that placing a large design of the Cheetah would destroy its printing technology.

Iran’s National Football Team first appeared with the Cheetah on its uniform at the Brazil World Cup 2014. This is aimed to attract world attention to the Asian Cheetah which is facing extinction and the last of the species live in Iran.

Following negotiations, it seems the problem of the design has been resolved by Adidas.

Faghanpur added: “We are hoping to unveil the new Team Melli uniform design by March with the Iranian Cheetah featuring on it.”

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