French Football Federation colours it Orange

Telecommunications company extends with French soccer body.

French Football Federation colours it Orange

Telecommunications company Orange has renewed its partnership with the French Football Federation (FFF), soccer’s governing body in France, in a five-year contract.

Orange is to be a major partner of the FFF from May 2018 until 2022, with the telecoms brand supporting all French teams, as well as French amateur soccer.

FFF president Noël Le Graët said: “This new partnership is great news for the federation. The strong Orange engagement with our French national teams, women's football and amateur football is a real plus. We had the will and the desire to strengthen our relations and to include them in the long term.

“Orange is a leading telecommunications group, known worldwide, highly efficient and very innovative. It is a showcase company. Its presence on our territory, as well as abroad, also corresponds fully to the vocation and activities of the federation.”

Alongside its long-term association with the FFF, Orange was a global sponsor of Uefa Euro 2016, which was played in France last year.

France are top of Group A in European qualifying by a single point with two games remaining, but a shock 0-0 draw at home to Luxembourg last month has put them under pressure going into a trip to Bulgaria and the visit of Belarus in the days ahead