Fifa opens Russian tender for World Cup media rights

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has launched a tender process in Russia for media rights to national team events that will be held from 2019 to 2022.

The tender includes rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as this year’s Women’s World Cup in France.

The tender also includes all editions of the U17 and U20 World Cups, the U17 and U20 Women’s World Cups, the Futsal World Cup and the Beach Soccer World Cup. The rights will cover television, internet, mobile and radio transmissions.

Fifa said the process will allow it to select the media companies that are best placed to secure the required transmission commitments and achieve the body’s objectives of reaching the widest audience possible.

A question-and-answer period will run until March 25 and submissions to Fifa must be received by the following day.