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Qatar Airways become Barcelona sponsor

Spanish giants Barcelona will sport the logo of Qatar Airways from next year, the first time the club will have a corporate shirt sponsor.

Barcelona had no sponsor until a few years ago, but have since had the name of Unicef and then The Qatar Foundation emblazoned on their jerseys.

"Qatar Foundation has been the beneficiary of the contract (signed with QSI) for the last two years and starting from July 1 it is going to become Qatar Airways," Barca vice president Javier Faus told the club's television channel.

"QSI has given the rights of our main sponsorship to Qatar Airways. We are happy to accept the change. They are a global company and we share many of the values they have."

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