Last nights threat of a boycott by German football players, in their friendly game against Sweden was averted.
Some of the senior players talked with the German Football Association over sponsorship rules and came to an amicable agreement. The agreement meant the German team played and came out 3-0 victors of Sweden. (German Football Boot Row)
Germany’s sponsorship and equipment contract, stated players must wear football boots made by Adidas when playing for their country even if they have personal contracts with other football boot manufacturers. The only other national team said to have a similar agreement is Austria, who wear Puma football boots.
Several German footballers, including World Cup Golden Boot winner Klose and Arsenal No 1 Lehmann, wear boots made by rival sportswear companies when they play for their clubs but are forced to change when they play for Germany.