Miller Brewing has signed a deal to sponsor the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a football tournament between nations in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The deal will see Miller Lite become the exclusive beer sponsor for the event, which is set to take place in the US in June. The tie-up follows Miller's football marketing campaign last year, which the brewer dubbed 'Pasión 10'.

Dave Dixon, Miller's senior director of Hispanic marketing, said yesterday (22 January): "Miller Lite's alliance with the Gold Cup is one of our most critical partnerships. The 2007 Gold Cup allows us to interact with one of Miller Lite's most important audiences, legal-drinking-age Hispanic consumers."

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.