Any talk of Germany abandoning Adidas for Nike can now be hushed! Adidas finalized a new deal with DFB, the German Football Federation, today, extending their relationship until 2018. According to Reuters, Nike offered 500 million euros ($678.4 million) to provide the German team's kit for eight years from 2011, an amount many times more than Adidas's deal. Read more at: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2742376,00.html http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-19180644.htm http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSL2432215620070824 What's interesting is that the DFL organization representing the clubs in first and second division German football are pissed about the contract, which they felt should have been more financially beneficial to German football as a whole. Add to the mix Franz Beckenbauer, who was supportive of the Nike deal and the big money it would have brough in. The DFB erred in favor of tradition and nationalism.