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UEFA to sell TV rights for qualifying matches

UEFA to sell TV rights for qualifying matches

UEFA says it's taking control of selling broadcast rights for qualifying matches to major tournaments to help national federations raise more money.
UEFA President Michel Platini says the body has reached a deal with all 53 European football nations.
National federations currently sell rights to their own home matches and pocket the revenue. Platini says the new deal will give countries guaranteed income to prevent them losing out if they are drawn to play less glamorous opponents in qualifying groups.
Platini says UEFA has a "duty" has to restore the status of national team competitions.
UEFA will beginning selling rights to qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship and 2018 World Cup.


Updated : 2021-04-11 09:20 GMT+08:00