Tuesday 23rd August 2016
This includes the FIFA U- 17 and U-20 Female World Cup as well as the Futsal World Cup.
The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) won its "game"! This concerns the marketing rights of three major events organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). This "victory" follows a call for application launched in the course of the year 2016 by the highest football world body and which put together serious applicants.
Clearly, FIFA has awarded the African Union of Broadcasting, marketing rights and the dissemination of the three major sporting events that would take place in the last term of the year 2016.
First, the 8th edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup to take part from the 10th of September to the 1rst of October 2016, in Columbia; then the FIFA U-17 Female football World Cup. Launched in 2008, this 4th edition will be held this year from September 30 to October 21 in Jordan.
Already, 16 teams were qualified to take part to this competition. Africa through CAF will be represented by two countries.
The fourteen other competitors will come from CONCACAF, AFC, the CONEMBOL, UEFA and OFC, among others.
It should be noted that Asia holds the highest number of trophies of this young competition with three world cups already won.These include Japan, current champion (2014), South Korea (2010) and North Korea (2008). Nevertheless, France has distinguished itself by winning the 2012 edition.
Reserved for players under 20 years, the FIFA Women's World Cup U-20, will take place this year from November 13 to December 3, 2016, in Papua New Guinea. The competition that was launched in 2002 will see the participation of two African representatives. So far, only three countries have had the privilege to win the prestigious trophy: United States (2002, 2008, and 2012), North Korea (2006) and Germany (2004, 2010, and 2014).
Previously reserved for players under 19 years, particularly in 2002 and 2004, the competition which is played between 16 teams opened its arms in 2006, to players under 20 years. Nigeria, which is the only African country to reach the finals of this competition, notably in 2010 and 2014, aspires, as well as other African nations, to brandish the trophy one day.
These disciplines which have definitely entered into the agenda of African fans also have distinctions such as the Ballon d’or, the Golden Boot, the Golden Glove, and the FIFA Fair Play awards.