UEFA signs Visa as women's soccer sponsor through 2025

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has signed Visa as a sponsor of women's soccer through 2025, giving the European body deals with three payment corporations.

UEFA says the seven-year partnership was possible by "the unbundling by UEFA of sponsorship rights from the men's game."

It means UEFA has three rivals in the payments market - Visa, Mastercard and Alipay - as sponsors.

Mastercard is a top-tier sponsor of the Champions League, and Alipay signed an eight-year, 200 million euro ($230 million) deal last month for the next two European Championships and the Nations League.

UEFA says Visa will support the European Championship, Women's Champions League and grassroots soccer.

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Updated December 6, 2018

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