FIFA has opened two invitations to tender (ITT) simultaneously for the media rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA’s flagship men’s and women’s competitions, in Italy.
The first ITT is for the media rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The second ITT is for the media rights to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd edition of the competition and a unique edition, as the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and the first to take place in November/December. With ultra-modern venues, optimal playing conditions and a compact event footprint, the host country will be a very special setting in which to celebrate the game and its ability to connect and inspire people around the world. The tournament will feature 32 participating teams and 64 matches, offering a highly competitive group stage followed by an exciting knockout phase.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and will be the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™ to feature a 32-team format, expanded from 24 teams. Since its inception in 1991, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ has grown exponentially to claim the crown of the most-watched single-sport event for women globally, the most recent edition – France 2019 – attracting a record audience of over 1.1 billion viewers, and smashing domestic viewing figures in many territories.
The tender processes will allow FIFA to select the media companies that are best placed to secure the required transmission commitments and to achieve FIFA’s objectives of providing broad exposure for its competitions and offering fans a high-quality viewing experience.
Media companies or organisations wishing to participate in any of these tender processes can request the ITT by email. Interested parties should contact Italy-Media-Rights@fifa.org
Submissions to FIFA must be received by 13:00 CET on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Through the sale of media rights for its football tournaments, FIFA generates income which is essential to support and develop football around the world, for instance through the FIFA Forward Football Development Programme.