PRESS RELEASE published on 10 Dec 2019

Eurovision Sport agrees FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020 deal in 37 territories

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Eurovision Sport has signed an agreement with Dentsu, the Japanese based agency, for exclusive media rights, on all platforms, to the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020. 

Eurovision Sport, a division of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), represents Europe’s public service broadcasters. Covering 37 territories*, the new agreement ensures wide free-to-air coverage across Europe for the FIFA Club World Cup via EBU Member broadcasters and builds on the strong relationship between the EBU and FIFA.

The FIFA Club World Cup sees the current UEFA Champion’s League winner competing against the 5 other Confederations club champions (plus the host’s country club representative) in an annual eight-match knockout tournament.

Pascal Fratellia, Head of Football Rights at Eurovision Sport says, "We are very pleased to sign this new FIFA Club World Cup deal, building on a relationship initiated back in 2011. This agreement provides FIFA and Dentsu with a strong and reliable broadcast commitment from EBU Members and reaffirms our ambition and dedication to showcase premium football competitions free-to-air for fans."

This FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ will be staged from Wednesday 11 December until Saturday 21 December. Europe will be represented this year by Liverpool F.C, winner of the UEFA Champions League Final in 2019. 

* The 37 territories: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Rep.Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.