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Mediaset wins battle for domestic Copa del Rey rights as legal battle looms

SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 25: Dani Parejo of Valencia CF celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey match between Barcelona and Valencia at Estadio Benito Villamarin on May 25, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision to award the domestic rights to club knock-out competition the Copa del Rey to commercial broadcaster Mediaset could spark a legal battle following production group and agency Mediapro’s allegations that the decision was politically motivated.

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