A few days ago, the president of Fifa had criticized the offers “very disappointing” And “unacceptable» proposed by the five major European countries for the broadcast of the World Cup, organized in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20. Hervé Renard did not hide his perplexity at the microphone of Bein Sports: “It’s not a problem of the broadcasters, it’s a problem of Fifa, which is too demanding in terms of rights. It’s a bit of a cat and mouse game at the moment. I hope that everyone will do their part because this World Cup absolutely must be broadcast in France. I am sure she will be. Now, can we expect as high today for women’s football? I do not have the answer. I am not in marketing, nor in the bodies of Fifa and the Federation to decide on that side.»
The TF1 group had had the rights against a check for 10 million euros for the 2019 World Cup, before sub-licensing them to Canal +. The encrypted channel had broadcast the entire competition and the front page the 25 best posters.