FIFA Awards to be telecast live in India on DSport

NEW DELHI: The Best FIFA Football Awards will be telecast live in India on September 24, as Gurugram-based Lex Sportel Vision on Thursday announced the acquisition of the rights for the Indian subcontinent.

This will be Lex Sportel’s second association with a FIFA event after broadcasting the Round 2 draw for Asian qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary competition.

The Best FIFA Football Awards which was constituted in 2016, is aimed at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football’s Ballon d’Or in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or in a six-year partnership. The first award ceremony was held on January 9, 2017 in Zurich.