Online broadcast clarification
Monday, 05 October, 2009
Ukraine, as hosts on Saturday, decide who they sell their broadcast rights to.
As there is a lot of debate and conjecture surrounding the way in which Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Ukraine and England is broadcast, The FA would like to make some points of clarification.
FA Director of Communications Adrian Bevington explained that it was entirely the decision of the Ukraine Football Association how it sold the broadcast rights to the match.
Bevington said: "The FA has had no authority over the decision to broadcast this match exclusively live on the internet.
"It is the host nation and their commercial agents who have the authority to sell the rights for away fixtures. In this case the Ukranian FA and their agents have sold the broadcast rights for Ukraine v England to the company Perform."
Fans wishing to watch the game live online should go to www.UkraineVEngland.com