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QNB steps up backing of Qatari football

Financial institution Qatar National Bank (QNB) has renewed its sponsorship deal with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar Stars League Management (QSLM).

The new agreement runs for a further six years, following the parties' first partnership year during the 2016-17 season.

The deal will see QNB sponsor all QFA and QSLM competitions, including the Emir Cup and Qatar's national teams. The deal will also result in the renaming of the top-tier Qatar Stars League (QSL) to the QNB Stars League.

In addition, the bank will also sponsor the Qatar Cup, the U-23 Championship, the Sheikh Jassim Cup and the Second Division, as well as amateur and university competitions.