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