Nike Inc. said it\u2019s getting a sales boost from the World Cup teams and athletes it sponsored, giving the U.S. company a tailwind in its race to catch up with Adidas AG in soccer.\u00a0The final, in which France beat Croatia, was the first ever with all 22 players wearing Nike jerseys, and most of them were in Nike shoes, the company said. Demand for the French team collection is \u201cvery high\u201d following the win, said Bert Hoyt, who manages Nike\u2019s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. England\u2019s warm-up jersey sold out almost everywhere, he added. Nike had 10 teams in Russia, two fewer than Adidas, but had three among the final four. Among those wearing Nike shoes, Croatia\u2019s Luka Modric won the player of the tournament award, England\u2019s Harry Kane scored the most goals, France\u2019s Kylian Mbappe was best young player and Belgium\u2019s Thibaut Courtois was best goalkeeper. \u201cThis continues the trend from the fourth quarter, when our global football apparel was approaching triple-digit growth,\u201d Hoyt said.For the fiscal year that ended May 31, Nike posted rising revenue for soccer for the first time in four years. In the top five European leagues, three of its teams won the season. A year earlier, Adidas almost swept Nike clean in European leagues and competitions, securing four of those five league titles, plus the Champions League and Europa League tournaments. Another part of Nike\u2019s strategy is signing top athletes to shoe deals with the potential to shine on the biggest stages. While 44 percent of players wore Nike footwear at the 2010 World Cup in Germany, that jumped to 53 percent in Brazil 2014 and to 65 percent in Russia this year.\u00a0Adidas isn\u2019t giving up. While several of its top teams bowed out early, the company upheld a forecast given before the tournament that it would hit a record in jersey sales this year, beating the 8 million sold four years ago in Brazil.