British broadcasters have agreed a deal with FIFA to broadcast the Women’s World Cup in July after a “major breakthrough” with the governing body – with the BBC and ITV likely to share coverage of the tournament
- FIFA has signed a deal with UK broadcasters to televise the Women’s World Cup
- An agreement had yet to be reached six months before the competition in July
- Sources have told Sportsmail there has been a “major breakthrough” with FIFA
- BBC and ITV will share coverage as at the men’s tournament
- UK viewers must watch at night as it takes place in Australia and New Zealand
After an apparent relegation from FIFA, an agreement was reached to televise the Women’s World Cup in the United Kingdom.
Less than six months before the start of the tournament, an agreement was still pending.
However, sources have now revealed that there has been a “major breakthrough” with a deal to be confirmed and announced in the near future and the event to be shown on terrestrial television.
British broadcasters have signed a deal with FIFA to broadcast the Women’s World Cup this summer
Sources revealed that there has been a “major breakthrough” with FIFA and boss Gianni Infantino
As with the men’s World Cup, a split between ITV and BBC is likely.
It is understood that FIFA initially sought an amount close to that paid to UEFA for the Women’s EURO.
However, with the tournament being played in Australia and New Zealand, broadcasters pointed out that some of the kick-off times would come at times when much of the UK is in bed or at work.
England and Leah Williamson (above) are looking to win it all after their Euro 2022 win last year
FIFA initially sought a sum close to the sum paid to UEFA for the Women’s EURO
Now there has been a breakthrough as insiders said FIFA had “listened to common sense”.
The FA will be delighted with the development as they look to build on the Lionesses’ success at Euros.
England kick off in Brisbane at 9.30am on 22 July and then play Denmark in Sydney at 7.30am. Defending champions USA will start their two games at midnight GMT.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11654603/UK-broadcasters-AGREED-deal-FIFA-televise-womens-World-Cup-July.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 British broadcasters have signed a deal with FIFA to broadcast the Women’s World Cup in July