According to Al-Jadeed, the Lebanese Ministers of Information and Tourism granted preliminary Qatari approval to acquire the broadcast rights of the FIFA 2022 World Cup on the official Lebanese national television (Télé Liban) for free and without any compensation.
This comes after the Lebanese caretaker government’s Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, previously asked Qatar to help the Lebanese watch the 2022 World Cup, as high inflation puts the Cup’s coverage out of reach for most people in Lebanon.
The success of the idea,l which hasn’t yet been officially announced by the Lebanese authorities, means that each household in Lebanon will avoid a charge of full dollars to secure access to Sports Channels.
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year, the first to be hosted by an Arab country and the second held entirely in Asia.
It is the 22nd edition of the quadrennial tournament, which began way back in 1930. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
However, the start of the World Cup in Qatar is expected to be moved up one day. FIFA, the sport’s governing body, is likely to change the date of the host country’s first game against Ecuador to Sunday, Nov. 20.
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