Chelsea’s Champions League clash vs Lille to be shown on state-owned Russian TV station
The report from football.london has it that Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Lille is set to be broadcast on state television in Russia, with UEFA yet to follow the Premier League in pulling broadcasts of their competition from the country.Information Guide Nigeria
Companies from around the world have been boycotting Russia since Vladimir Putin made the decision to invade Ukraine, but UEFA competitions can still be shown live. Clubs from the country were removed from competition by the European governing body but a similar decision has not been made on broadcasting rights.
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The Premier League, FA, and EFL have all suspended their broadcast deals in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began. But due to UEFA’s lack of action, Thomas Tuchel’s side will be viewed on a state-owned television on Wednesday night.JAMB Result
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According to a report from MailOnline, Match TV will show the game, a station that won the rights to the Champions League for 2021 until 2024 after being set up on the orders of Putin in 2018.
The station is owned by Gazprom Media. After coming under plenty of pressure, UEFA severed their sponsorship deal with state-owned energy company Gazprom, worth £33.5 million a year, and expelled all Russian clubs from their competitions. Yet the fact matches are still being broadcast on one of the company’s assets is sure to raise plenty of questions.
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