Since he’s now not president of Olympique Lyonnais (OL), Jean-Michel Aulas has additional intensified his long-standing funding in girls’s soccer – a file he manages inside the government committee of the French Federation. soccer (FFF). The septuagenarian notably led the negotiations for the rights to the matches of Les Bleues – excluding the 2023 World Cup – allotted to France Télévisions and the M6 group till June 30, 2027 and people of Division 1 that Canal + saved till 2029. He additionally intently adopted the sophisticated discussions between French and European operators and the Worldwide Federation (FIFA) for the retransmission of the World Cup matches which takes place from July 20 to August 20, in Australia, which ended on Wednesday June 14.
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Regardless that the FFF didn’t immediately deal with the negotiations over the published of the following World Cup, it have to be a aid so that you can see that an settlement has been reached simply over a month from the opening. of the competitors…
It was apparent that issues would cool down with FIFA. I participated within the direct name for tenders and the reconciliation with the authority. We met a number of instances with folks from FIFA and, final week, [son président] Gianni Infantino.
The Worldwide Federation had put ahead figures to attempt to be in concord with the calls for of the gamers, whom it consulted by means of a gaggle of representatives. We needed to be bold, as much as the calls for and expectations of girls’s soccer.
The leaders of FIFA began from a really excessive stage, from 15 million euros. It’s lastly between six and ten million euros. This end result proves that the physique has revered the requests of the gamers to be at a sure monetary stage. The 2 operators [les groupes France Télévisions et M6] have made important efforts, the Minister [des sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra] stated it.
Are you additionally happy with the settlement concluded by the FFF for the rights to Les Bleues matches outdoors the World Cup with the identical two operators?
We’re very happy. We aren’t very removed from what is finished in England and forward of different European opponents. That is total larger than the quantity of the earlier name for tenders, which within the present context was not apparent initially. Girls’s soccer is on the rise globally and in addition in France, the place we’re altering all the things. At present we even have a coach [Hervé Renard] which provides communication abilities to teaching abilities. We’re coming into an distinctive cycle with the World Cup in July and the Olympic Video games subsequent 12 months in Paris. All these situations make it the proper time to enter the dance.
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Supply: Le Monde