BBC, ITV inch closer to deal to avoid Women’s World Cup blackout

Estimated deal would still represent only 5 per cent of the amount paid for the men’s version of the tournament

Bids, understood to have been as low as 1 or 2 per cent of the deal for the rights to the men’s tournament, were “a slap in the face” given the growth of the women’s game, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. Picture: Getty