Contents tagged with Soccer

  • Ukraine to sell off its broadcasting rights of 2018 World Cup in Russia

    Ukraine’s draft budget for 2018, prepared by the Cabinet of Ministers provides for the sale of the right of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) to broadcast matches of the World Cup that will be held in Russia.

    According to the document, the government expects to earn UAH 200 million for the license, which is little more than $7.6 million at the current exchange rate.

    "This is to determine that in 2018 the funds in the amount of UAH 200 million from the sale of …

  • Soccer World Cup in Russia agreed before vote.

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter says there was a deal in place for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup - before the vote took place.

    The 79-year-old Blatter is serving a 90-day ban alongside Uefa chief Michel Platini.

    Asked whether it was a mistake to hold voting for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments simultaneously, Blatter replied that before the ballot: "It was agreed inside the group that we go to Russia because it has never been to eastern Europe, and for 2022 we go back to America.

    "And so we …