Thailand has never qualified for the men’s World Cup and the NBTC reportedly now sees the tournament as being fair game for pay-television broadcasters.

Fifa has launched invitations to tender for UK media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cups, with significantly more matches set to be broadcast as the tournament expands to 48 teams.

World governing body FIFA enjoyed income of $1.17bn (€1.07bn) in 2023, boosted by strong commercial revenues from the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Fifa has issued tenders in six Central and Eastern European countries for media rights to the 2026 and 2030 men's World Cups as it seeks to maximise the commercial impact of improved qualification prospects for Europe's mid-tier nations.

Fifa is recruiting new executives to join its in-house legal team after a large number of senior legal counsels handed in their notice in the space of a few months, SportBusiness understands.

Fifa is locked in a dispute with Dalian Wanda, one of its highest-paying sponsors, and has ceased activating the company’s sponsorship rights after the company missed scheduled payments in its contract with the federation.

Fifa has officially announced an extension of its top-tier sponsorship agreement with Visa, expanding its existing deal with the payment services brand that covers its women’s football competitions.

The sales process has gone live in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg for media rights to the Fifa World Cup in 2026 and 2030

Fifa has gone to market in five Central Asia countries with media rights to the men's World Cup in 2026, as well as this year's Futsal World Cup taking place in the region

Fifa has launched the tender process in France for media rights to the men’s World Cup in 2026 and 2030.

Fifa and Uefa acted unlawfully when they threatened to ban clubs and players joining breakaway competitions like the European Super League (ESL), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled

Broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the 2026 Fifa World Cup and the 2027 Fifa Women’s World Cup are now on the market after two concurrent tender processes were opened by football’s world governing bod…

ORF, the public-service broadcaster, has acquired exclusive rights in Austria to the 2026 Fifa World Cup in a deal agreed directly with football's governing body

Fifa has officially announced that Qatar Airways has renewed as a top-tier 'Fifa Partner' until 2030

Iris Sport Media, the boutique agency set up by Ioris Francini and his former IMG colleagues Floris Weisz and Luca Baldanza, has been appointed by state-controlled sports media entity Saudi Sports Company…

Fifa is live streaming CAF qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup on its Fifa+ platform in most countries worldwide

Fifa+, the direct-to-consumer OTT platform of football’s global governing body, has secured non-exclusive global rights to Serie C, Italian football’s third dvision.

Fifa has today (Wednesday) launched the tender process in South Korea for media rights to the men's World Cup in 2026 and the Women's World Cup in 2027