UK 1 FIFA & UEFA 0: UK free to decide which sporting events are free-to-air

Published 20 December 2012 | Authored by: Alex Haffner Alex Henderson

It is rare in the UK's recent dealings with FIFA that it has had anything to celebrate. The 2018 World Cup went to Russia, FIFA's then refusal of goal-line technology cost England a goal versus Germany in the 2010 World Cup and even last weekend Chelsea lost in the final of the FIFA World Club Cup. However, at least it can celebrate one "victory" following the Advocate General's ("AG") Opinion on FIFA and UEFA's appeal concerning broadcasting of the FIFA World Cup ("World Cup") and UEFA European Championships ("Euro's").

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Alex Haffner

Alex Haffner

Alex is a Partner in the Commercial, Sports and IP Team at Fladgate LLP, specialising in the sports, technology and media sectors.

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Alex Henderson

Alex Henderson

Alex is a commercial lawyer at Dentons with a particular emphasis on the media and sport sector. Alex has worked on media rights related matters for a number of clients including, the England and Wales Cricket Board and Chelsea Football Club as well on various commercial arrangements in sports such as football, cricket and formula 1.

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