Spanish football federation cancels Santa Mónica deal

The Real Federación Española de Fútbol, the Spanish football federation, has cancelled a rights distribution deal with the Grupo Santa Mónica Sports agency.

The federation said that its board, which met on Monday (yesterday), had unanimously ratified an earlier decision on February 22 to cancel the deal.

The federation cited an alleged breach of contract by the agency.

Grupo Santa Mónica had a contract to distribute the federation’s rights until the end of 2014. However, European football’s governing body Uefa has appointed the CAA Eleven agency to sell all national team qualifying matches for major tournaments from September 1, 2014.