Carrefour to end French football, Tour de France sponsoring from 2019

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  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018

FILE PHOTO: The Carrefour logo is pictured in a supermarket in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File photo

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Carrefour said on Tuesday it would end its contracts as official sponsor of the French Football Federation and of the Tour de France, the world's most famous cycling race, from 2019.

"The group wishes to refocus its sponsoring policy on events linked to food and retail. We will make some announcements along these lines soon," the spokesman said, confirming earlier media reports.

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