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UK broadcasters accused of lacking commitment to women’s football World Cup TV deal still not agreed

Supporters still do not know where they can watch this summer’s Women’s World Cup, as a UK broadcast deal has not yet been agreed a mere six months before the tournament starts in New Zealand and Australia.

The situation has aggravated a number of stakeholders within the game due to the knock-on effect, especially with regards to capitalising on the impact of England’s Euro 2022 win and the inability to plan without the most important media agreed.

One involved source describes it as “unprecedented”, pointing to how a similar timescale for the men’s World Cup - in June 2022 - was already seeing the TV schedule for the knock-outs finalised.
Miguel Delaney