The group stages are over, after watching some of the games and mostly highlights (unfavorable time difference here in Sydney:( ) of this 2014 World Cup. I’ve selected teams made of the best Adidas and Nike XI players that have impressed me based on the brand of shoes they wear.
The marketing war between Adidas and Nike is well documented. Now let’s see which brand has picked the right players to sponsor.
Mats Hummels, Daniel Van Buyten, Hector Moreno
Philipp Lahm, James Rodriguez, Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben,
Serge Aurier, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Jerome Boateng
Arturo Vidal, Sami Khedira, Ivan Perisic, Xherdan Shaqiri
Alexis Sanchez, Neymar
Head to Head
Goalkeeper – Nike
Defenders – Nike
Midfielders – Adidas
Forwards – Adidas
End of the Day
Nike’s defensive line up is world class despite this with the stricking force of Robben, Messi and van Persie no defense would be confident of not conceding goals. Leading goal soccer James Rodriguez is the surprise package of the tournament so far and a big win for Adidas. Overall I think team Adidas is stronger and I predict the final score to be 4 – 2 to Adidas.
Who is missing from the each team? Do you agree Adidas is stronger? leave a comment 🙂
Note: This post is just for fun, info might not be accurate and the analysis even less.