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US blocks funds for Iran clinic

- RUGBY AFP

A Bri­tish coach of Iran’s na­tional rugby team says an at­tempt to raise funds on­line to pay for train­ing and equip­ment has been thwarted by US sanc­tions. Liam Dun­seath, who be­gan coach­ing the team in 2015, says a cam­paign he set up on crowd­fund­ing plat­form Go Fund Me was blocked by the US-based firm. “The coach­ing clinic in Iran I was rais­ing money for is sports­based and shouldn’t be caught up with the sanc­tions,” said Dun­seath.

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