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Mastercard partners with women’s teams at Arsenal, Olympique Lyonnais

US financial services firm Mastercard has strengthened its commitment to women’s football after signing new partnerships with Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais.

Both deals are global partnerships, and both include agreements with individual players and former players to be come Mastercard women’s football ambassadors.

At Olympique Lyonnais, Ballon d’Or-winner Ada Hegerberg will be Mastercard’s lead women’s football ambassador.

Hegerberg will be joined by joined by teammates Kadeisha Buchanan, Saki Kumagai and Wendie Renard.

This season, Olympique Lyonnais won the European Women’s Champions for a record sixth time and also won a French domestic double – including a 13th consecutive league title.

At Arsenal, retired club and English national women’s team captain Alex Scott will be Mastercard’s lead female football ambassador.

Arsenal Women FC is the reigning Women’s Super League (WSL) champions, having won the league a record 12 times out of 17 attempts.

In a company statement, Mastercard said the partnerships are designed to help grow the two women’s clubs, raise the visibility of women’s football and appeal to a broader range of fans.