despite of public blame of announcers for Insufficient submission coverage of Women’s World Cup, the efforts of FIFA President Gianni Infantino did not bring the desired results results.
Thus, he is now considering imposing a blackout in key European markets as a means of further enhance exposure for the tournament.
Infantino A public confrontation that began last October with a warning Late Monday to five key countries – England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – in A statement posted less than three months ago tournament Begins in Australia and New Zealand.
“To be very clear is our moral and legal duty not to promote the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Infantino said of July 20 – August. 20 tournament.
“So, should Offers are still not fair (towards women And women’s football), we will be forced not to do so broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup to the European “Big Five”. countries,” He said.
Infantino first broadcast the issue Seven months ago, when in Oakland for the official He paints for The 32team tournamentsaying that offers up to 1% of TV rights price paid for The men’s World Cup was not “acceptable”.
in March , for world football held the annual meeting in Rwanda, Infantino reported no progress with broadcasters while also Announcing a more than triple in team prize money $110 million for the tournament.
It’s clear that Infantino was annoyed by that player’s criticism of FIFA does not offer equality prize money is amplified by media He thinks it underestimates them women’s football. The Women’s World Cup is now a stand alone broadcast and sponsorship deals rather than being bundled with the men’s tournament.
The FIFA president suggested on Monday.public announcers in special, you have duty For promotion and investment in womensport. “
“Women deserve it! That simple!” He said.
This women’s world cup is far from an ideal time zone for European broadcasters. day games in Australia and New Zealand play in in early time hours of the morning in Europe, although Infantino said this is no excuse.
Admitting it wasn’t prime time in Europe, note the European Infantino times of 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. is a “very reasonable time” for viewers.
“It makes no economic sense because the viewing figures are there,” he said.
One option for football body if broadcast Deals cannot be reached in Europe is a stream games Exclusively on that it online platform.