UEFA/FIFA lose TV battle

In the UK it is traditional for World Cups and European Championships to be shown on free to air TV, which hinders the ability of UEFA and FIFA to maximise the amount they can sell the rights of the competitions to.

The EGC said: “The court holds that the [European] Commission did not err in finding that the United Kingdom’s categorisation of all World Cup and Euro matches… as ‘events of major importance’ for their societies are compatible with European Union law.