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RFEF sets deadlines for Copa del Rey rights submissions

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has set a deadline of Monday, May 13 for bids for European and international rights for the Copa del Rey final, with the deadline for domestic bids today (Friday).

The final of this year’s Copa del Rey will take place on May 25 between Barcelona and Valencia at Seville’s Estadio Benito Villamarín.

The deadline for international and non-Spanish European rights bids will be 1pm on Monday, with the successful bids to be announced on the same day.

The RFEF has also set domestic broadcasters a new deadline of today (Friday) to submit bids. Its original bid deadline was May 6 when the tender was intially launched.

The federation confirmed on Thursday that it had received bids from Radio Televisión Española, Atresmedia Corporación and Mediaset España, but it has requested new offers after none of the bids were deemed sufficient.

RFEF sold rights to Spanish commercial broadcaster Telecinco for the final of this year’s Copa de la Reina women’s football competition between Atlético Madrid and Real Sociedad.