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Argentina's River Plate Signs Two-Year, $3M Deal With Chinese Telecom Huawei

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

Argentine first division club River Plate announced that Chinese telecom Huawei has become its newest sponsor, according to XINHUA. The two-year agreement will see the Huawei logo appear on the team's shirt sleeves, as well as on posters inside El Monumental stadium and on "various communication and...

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