The International Union of Football Associations (FIFA) sold the right to broadcast matches of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to three Russian TV channels — VGTRK, "Pervy" and "Match TV".
"RBK-Sport" writes about this with reference to sources.
TV channels will pay $13 million for the opportunity to broadcast the World Cup. The Telesport company will receive $1 million, as it acted as an agent during the signing of the agreement.
The Russian national team has been excluded from the 2022 World Cup qualifiers due to a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
- UEFA and FIFA expelled the Russian national team and clubs from international football competitions on February 28. Due to the war , there will be no Russian teams even in the game FIFA 23.
- In July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected all of Russiaʼs appeals against the decision to exclude it from international football competitions.
- The national team of Ukraine, if it passes the qualification stage, will play at the 2022 World Cup in its group with the teams of England, the USA and Iran.