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FIFA: Fox wins TV rights for World Cup in 2018, 2022

Updated: October 21, 2011 4:10PM

ZURICH — FIFA says Fox has won bidding to get U.S. television rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Fox outbid incumbent ESPN and NBC to win the English-language U.S. rights. It also got radio rights.

ESPN, which got the 2010 and 2014 tournament rights, earlier acknowledged defeat in its 2018-2022 bid.

FIFA says Telemundo was awarded Spanish-language rights, beating the incumbent Univision. Telemundo is owned by NBC Universal.

Spanish-language radio rights went to Futbol de Primera Radio.

FIFA did not disclose the value of the deals.

ESPN paid $100 million and Univision paid $325 million for their current two-tournament deals.

Those deals made the U.S. FIFA’s most lucrative national market.

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