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Mastercard renews Copa America sponsorship, backs Copa Libertadores

Payment services provider Mastercard has expanded its partnership with the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), adding sponsorship of the Copa Libertadores club competition to its long-term backing of the Copa América national-team tournament.

Mastercard will serve as the Official Payment Services and Contactless Payment Provider for the 2019 Copa América, which will be held in Brazil.

The deal also covers the 2019 to 2022 editions of the Copa Libertadores. It will mark the 12th consecutive edition of the Copa América that Mastercard has sponsored.

The deal was brokered by FC Diez Media, the consortium set up by IMG and Perform to provide consultancy and rights distribution services for Conmebol club competitions from 2019 to 2022.