Argentine FA President Questions State Spending Money To Broadcast Football
The arrival of Argentina's "Football For All" program in '09 was "supposed to be an economic solution for clubs," according to Maximiliano Benozzi of CLARIN. That is when "the Argentine government took charge of broadcasting all Argentine first division games in exchange for 600 million Argentine pesos." In the "four years since then," that figure has increased to 1.4 million Argentine pesos ($210,000). Argentine FA President Julio Grondona recently presented a project to the Argentine government and said, "I want to tell them that we do not all need free football on TV. Those with money should cooperate because we badly need the resources." The Argentine FA recently announced that the country's state channel will broadcast all 64 2014 World Cup matches for free (CLARIN, 1/10).