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MasterCard Renews Partnership With UEFA Champions League Until '18

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

MasterCard has renewed its partnership with the UEFA Champions League for another three seasons until ’18. The extension, which MasterCard officially announced on Wednesday, represents an increase on its previous deal with Europe’s premier club competition, according to a source with kno...

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