Sporting goods firm Adidas and European football governing body UEFA have announced the extension of their long-term sporting goods and apparel deal to 2016.

Adidas will continue to equip staff, officials, referees, volunteers and ball kids for all the national team competitions in Europe during the period, which includes the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 tournaments.

Herbert Hainer, CEO and chairman of the Adidas Group said: "The history of adidas as a strong partner of UEFA goes back more than three decades and will continue to be an important pillar in our strategy to expand our global market leadership in football in the future."