Nike deal ends German soccer’s long-standing relationship with Adidas

Germany’s national player Lukas Podolski leaves the pitch with the World Cup trophy in his hand, wearing Adidas after winning the World Cup final in July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The German Football Association DFB announced today, that Nike will replace Adidas as the new supplier of the national teams from 2027. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

BERLIN — German soccer and Adidas are breaking up.