Visa has been a top-tier FIFA partner since 2007 and holds exclusive rights in the financial services product category through until 2022.
As part of the partnership, Visa has worldwide exclusive access to more than 40 FIFA events, including 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France™ and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, all of which can be activated by Visa’s financial institution clients and merchant partners. Together, Visa and FIFA have created unique programs at FIFA tournaments that reinforce the value of the brand, build client business and enhance the football experience for Visa account holders.
Visa is committed to enhancing the FIFA World Cup experience for millions of football fans across the globe through integrated account holder marketing and promotion that speak to the passion and emotion of ‘the beautiful game’. Visa account holders also benefit through exclusive access to tickets for FIFA tournaments via Visa sponsored pre-sale events.
Visa-branded credit, debit and prepaid cards are preferred by FIFA for all goods purchased at official FIFA stores, in venues and online at FIFA.com. In recognition of Visa’s sponsorship, all official venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil proudly accepted only Visa-branded credit, debit, and prepaid cards along with cash to pay for food, beverages, retail goods and to obtain cash at ATMs.
In 2015, Visa activated its partnership at five FIFA events – the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal, the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, and the FIFA Club World Cup – continuing to deliver exclusive and unique programs to benefit Visa account holders and clients.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products.
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