Adidas has affirmed its ambition to achieve market leadership in Poland by 2015 through its partnership with UEFA 2012.

The company said today (31 August) that as part of these plans, it will look to lead the football category in Poland by 2012. In the Ukraine, it plans to extend its leadership position.

"As the official partner of UEFA Euro 2012, we will use the event to reach market leadership in Poland by 2015 and take over category leadership in football in 2012," said Herbert Hainer, CEO of the Adidas Group. "This is the first time a major tournament like the UEFA Euro will be hosted by Poland and the Ukraine. We are very excited about the upcoming event and plan to leverage UEFA Euro 2012 internationally to showcase our brand and our innovative and exciting products."