Egyptian FA seeks World Cup TV deal with beIN Sports
| 13 June 2014
The Egyptian Football Association says it is hopeful that ongoing negotiations with Qatar's beIN Sports will lead to FIFA World Cup 2014 matches being aired on national television in Egypt.
beIn Sports has the exclusive broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa for football's premier tournament, which kicked off in Brazil on 12 June.
"We expect the broadcasting deal for the 2014 World Cup games on Egypt's national TV to be reached soon," Egyptian Football Association spokesman Azmi Megahed is quoted as saying on Ahram Online.
"Broadcasting the games will be a present from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the Egyptian people," he added.
The Egyptian national team failed to make it to Brazil after losing to Ghana in the final qualifiers.