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UEFA Plans to Take Control of National Team Broadcast Rights

European soccer’s governing body today said it will take control of selling broadcast rights for all competitive national team matches, starting with the qualification round for Euro 2016 in France.

The decision, announced at UEFA’s 35th annual congress in Paris, ends national federations’ ability to sell televised matches directly to networks and is likely to boost the incomes of smaller nations at the expense of larger ones.