ZURICH, Switzerland: FIFA invited presents on Thursday for its 2022 Globe Cup broadcast legal rights in Italy, where by a late-struck offer for the previous event finished up losing close to $100 million in benefit.
FIFA stated possible bidders have a deadline to sign up curiosity of Feb. 16 — more than 5 months just before European qualifying groups for the Planet Cup commence. Most of the 2022 broadcast specials in key markets worldwide were being signed several years in the past.
4 a long time in the past, the Italian rights had been not sold just before the national team was removed in the 2018 World Cup qualifying playoffs by Sweden.
A offer was created just one thirty day period later on with broadcaster Mediaset for a reported 78 million euros (then $93 million), at all-around half the benefit of the 2014 Entire world Cup rights.
Even with a shortfall in anticipated profits from Italy, FIFA acquired $3.13 billion in broadcasting bargains for the duration of the 2015-18 professional cycle, with $920 million from Europe.
Italy is major-seeded in its 2022 qualifying group and faces Switzerland, Northern Eire, Bulgaria and Lithuania.
The group winner in November qualifies to engage in in Qatar. The runner-up developments to a two-round playoffs bracket scheduled in March 2022.
FIFA also invited presents on Thursday in a separate system to sell Italian broadcast rights to the 2023 Women’s Globe Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
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