FIFA signs sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group


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  • Saturday, 19 Mar 2016

The logo of Wanda Plaza is seen in Shanghai, in this file picture taken December 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a wind of change was blowing through soccer's scandal-plagued world governing body after announcing a sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group on Friday.

FIFA has been battered by a series of scandals and the deal, which runs until 2030 and includes the next four World Cups, came one day after the Swiss-based federation announced a $122 million (84 million pound) loss for 2015, its first deficit since 2002.

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