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Volume 10 No. 22
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Barcelona Reportedly Severs Ties With Former Shirt Sponsor Qatar Airways

Barcelona "will reportedly no longer have Qatar Airways as its official airline," according to ECO DIARIO. This spring, the club reached an agreement in which the airline, Barcelona's shirt's sponsor from '13-14 until '16-17, "was to remain a club partner" in a deal worth €12M ($14.2M) per year through '22. Neymar's signing with Paris St. Germain -- which is owned by Qatar Sports Investments -- "however, has dissolved that agreement, which only lacked one signature to become official." Barcelona's relationship with Qatar dates back to '11, when Barcelona started wearing the logo of the Qatar Foundation on its uniform (ECO DIARIO, 9/25).