Adidas match Nike with high-top 'sock' football boot

The forthcoming World Cup has precipitated something of a revolution in the world of football boot design, with sportswear giants Nike and Adidas both launching high-top 'sock' boots in the same week.

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Classic look for the Netherlands in Brazil

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Robin van Persie will line up in the kit above, modelled by Gregory van der Wiel, when the Netherlands feature at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
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Players banned from messages on shirts

Players won't be allowed to unveil messages like this.

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Players in this summer's World Cup will be banned from displaying any messages on under-shirts.

New rules come into force from June 1 saying players should not display any personal slogans at all on shirts they are wearing under their kit.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the International FA Board, the game's law-making body, in Zurich.

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