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FC Barcelona, UNICEF extend partnership agreement

MADRID, May 16 (KUNA) -- FC Barcelona and UN Children Fund (UNICEF) agreed to extend their cooperation beyond the present agreement that expires next month.
According to the extension, UNICEF's logo will remain on the FC Barcelona official jersey for the 2011-12 season but positioned below the player's number, the club said in a statement.
UNICEF's current place on the jersey will be replaced with the logo of Qatar Foundation.
For the last five years FC Barcelona has supported UNICEF to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and provide global brand awareness for UNICEF.
The next phase of the partnership, said the statement, that is still under discussion aimed at utilising the social assets of the club in support of a global movement for education and sport that will deliver tangible results for children.
FC Barcelona signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Qatar Foundation last December, through which the club would get 165 million euros in return of the logo on the jersey. (end) hnd.bs KUNA 162146 May 11NNNN