High cost of broadcasting rights? World Cup qualifiers "disappeared" from Japanese TV

2021-10-14: [Article Link]. Reference News Network Samaranch Sports Channel reported on November 1 According to the Nihon Economic News website, the Japanese away game of the Football World Cup Asian qualifier has disappeared from Japanese TV. According to reports, some of the World Cup qualifiers in which the Japanese team participated were only broadcast on the paid sports platform. This is the first time that there has been no free TV broadcast since the birth of the Japanese Professional Football League in 1993. "The representative game (originally) should be anyone can watch, sorry," Japanese Football Association President Yuzo Takeshi expressed his bitter thoughts. shi yu sai Japan's 5 matches held by the pay-as-you-go platform exclusive play, which would be detrimental to the sports the popularity of the project.

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