FIFA is opening two invites to tender (ITT) concurrently for the media rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, FIFA’s flagship competitions, in Sub-Saharan Africa . The tender processes are due to launch tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 January.
The first ITT is for the media rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022™. The second ITT is for the media rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.
The FIFA World Cup 2022™ would be the twenty second version of the competitors and a novel version, as the primary FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and the primary to happen in November/December. With extremely-trendy venues, optimum enjoying situations and a compact occasion footprint, the host nation shall be a really particular setting in which to have a good time the sport and its capability to join and encourage folks world wide. The event will function 32 collaborating groups and 64 matches, providing a extremely aggressive group stage adopted by an thrilling knockout section.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ shall be collectively hosted by Australia and New Zealand and would be the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™ to function a 32-workforce format, expanded from 24 groups. Since its inception in 1991, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ has grown exponentially to declare the crown of probably the most-watched single-sport occasion for girls globally, the latest version – France 2019 – attracting a report viewers of over 1.1 billion viewers, and smashing home viewing figures in many territories.
The tender processes will enable FIFA to choose the media corporations which can be greatest positioned to safe the required transmission commitments and to obtain FIFA’s aims of offering broad publicity for its competitions and providing followers a excessive-high quality viewing expertise.
Media corporations or organisations wishing to take part in both of the tender processes can request the ITT by electronic mail. Interested events ought to contact SubSaharaMediaRights@fifa.org
Bid submissions to FIFA should be obtained by 10:00 CET on Tuesday, 23 February 2021.
Through the sale of media rights for its soccer tournaments, FIFA generates earnings which is important to assist and develop soccer world wide, for occasion by the FIFA Forward Development Programme.
 The following territories are included in the ITTs: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe