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BBC sign Women's World Cup deal

BBC Sport have signed a deal to secure the rights to broadcast the 2019 Women's World Cup.

As part of the deal BBC will provide extensive coverage of every game at the tournament across television, radio and online.

"We're delighted the BBC will bring the biggest tournament in women's football to the widest possible audience," said director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater.

"Women's football has grown signi­fic­antly over the last few years and we are proud of the contribution we have made.

"France 2019 promises to be another fantastic showcase for the sport."

Fifa secretary-general Fatma Samoura said: "The seventh edition of the Fifa Women's World Cup in 2015 reached record-breaking numbers of TV viewers and social media clicks, underlining global interest in the world's biggest single-sport event for women.

"As excitement grows around the eighth edition of the competition, we are delighted to work with the BBC to broadcast the ultimate event in women's football to even greater audiences in the UK via the BBC's TV, radio and digital platforms."

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