BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barcelona says it has extended its agreement to donate 1.5 million euros ($2 million) per year to UNICEF, keeping the children's aid organization's logo on the back of its jersey until 2016.
The Spanish league club says the two-year extension maintains a relationship started in 2006, when the logo was displayed on the front of the shirt.
It has been relegated to the back since club officials signed a 30 million euro per season ($40 million) deal with Qatar Sports Investment in 2011 that put corporate advertising on its jersey for the first time since its founding in 1899.
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Barcelona says the deal has helped alleviate the club's finances and payroll, which includes UNICEF goodwill ambassador Lionel Messi.
Qatar Airways is currently on the front of the team's jerseys.
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