For media rights in sub-Saharan Africa for the 2022 and 2023 editions of its two flagship competitions, namely the FIFA World Cup ™ and the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™, FIFA is simultaneously launching two calls for tenders. The procedures will begin this Tuesday, January 26.
The first tender is for media rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup ™. The second tender is for media rights for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™.
The twenty-second edition of the FIFA World Cup will have two particularities: it will be the first to be hosted in the Middle East and the first to be played in November-December. With state-of-the-art stadiums, optimal playing conditions and a compact organizational concept, Qatar will provide an ideal setting to celebrate football’s ability to bring together and inspire people around the world. The competition will bring together 32 teams and will consist of 64 matches; As usual, the group stage should be upbeat and the knockout stage thrilling.
Co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the 2023 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ will be the first to feature 32 teams, up from 24 previously. Since its inception in 1991, the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ has grown exponentially; its latest edition, France 2019, with a cumulative audience exceeding 1.1 billion viewers, has become the most watched unidisciplinary female sporting event in the world, breaking records in many territories.
These calls for tenders will enable FIFA to select the broadcasters best placed to take charge of retransmission operations and achieve its objective: to reach the widest possible audience by offering them the best images.
Presenters wishing to apply for either tender can request the dossiers by writing to [email protected]
Candidature files must be received by FIFA by Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CET.
Through the sale of the commercial rights to its competitions, FIFA generates the income it needs to develop football around the world, notably through the Forward development program.