Players of an international soccer team have been accused of stealing sneakers from a sports store while competing in Perth.

The Tunisian team were shopping at Jim Kidd at Watertown on Tuesday when they were accused of walking out without paying, Seven News Perth reported.

Assistant manager Alex Zdravkovic told Seven they took 9 pairs of shoes, worth about $1300.

He said that when staff confronted the group, the team members said they hadn’t stolen the shoes, they were just trying them out.

Perth police say they won’t lay charges, believing it was a misunderstanding.

The team were in town as part of the mini-football world cup held at Langley Park.