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World Cup 2014 Battle Of The Brands: Nike Vs Adidas

08/07/2014 16:16 BST | Updated 08/07/2014 16:59 BST

While all eyes are on the teams as they square up in the World Cup 2014 semi-finals there is another, slightly less visible clash going on - the battle of the brands.

With only the semi-finals and the final to go, Nike claim they are taking the leading spot in the tournament so far.

They have two teams in the penultimate round - Brazil...

brazil

... and the Netherlands.

netherlands

BUT!!! So do adidas.

Germany....

germany

... and Argentina.

argentina

Where Nike pull ahead is in possession and goals.

Based on minutes played in pitch, Nike have had a 52% share of the pitch against adidas' 38%.

neymar dribbling

And the all important goals - because that's what count.

Nike-clad players have scored 72 goals (45%) while adidas lag slightly behind on 68 (43%).

netherlands goal

All the other brands combined have a piddly 14 (9%) between them while no one wants to own up to the 5 (3%) own goals.

john boye own goal

But there's still time. If Brazil and Argentina are knocked out in the semis then adidas will be free to charge ahead - or vice-versa...