adidas launched the revolutionary “TORSION®” sole system in 1988.At the 1974 World Cup in Germany, 80% of all players wore adidas boots. The home team, outfitted head-to-toe in adidas, won the tournament.Rules of the Game: The referee indicates an indirect free kick by raising his arm above his head. He maintains his arm in that position until the kick has been taken and the ball has touched another player or goes out of play.Rules of the Game: On a soccer field, the two longer boundary lines are called touch lines. The two shorter lines are called goal lines.The mascot for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany was a lion named Goleo VI. He had a talking soccer ball sidekick named Pille.