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Egypt's national team, The Pharaohs.

According to Al Ahram, Egypt Football Association (EFA) president Anwar Saleh has confirmed that Egypt will be boycotting the sportswear company Adidas. Earlier this month, Saudi Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal, chairman of the Arab Council of Youth and Sports Ministers, declared that “all companies that have sponsored the marathon in Jerusalem, including Adidas, will be boycotted.”

“We will boycott the company whatever the consequences. It is not my call, this is a ministerial decision and I cannot ignore it,” Saleh told Ahram Sport.

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EFA marketing manager Amr Wahbi suggested the team would sustain heavy losses as a result of the boycott.

“We will see about 1.7 million euros in losses per year because of this decision. We won’t be able to find another sponsor at such a short notice and also because of the current circumstances in Egypt,” he said.

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