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Egypt challenges FIFA s monopoly on broadcast rights of World Cup games

Egypt has said it will “oblige” FIFA to allow it to broadcast 22 matches of the 2018 World Cup which begins in Russia on Thursday, challenging the control of global soccer’s governing body over broadcasting rights. Egypt’s Competition Authority (ECA) said FIFA, being the sole organisation able to grant broadcasting rights for the World Cup, was in violation of Egyptian freedom of competition laws, the official gazette said on Tuesday. The ECA said it had decided to “halt the negative FIFA decision of de

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