FanCode Inks 5-Year Deal with AFC for broadcast rights in India

FanCode will hold exclusive TV & digital rights for more than 10 AFC Competitions from 2024-2029.

Update: 2024-06-12 08:28 GMT

FanCode signs a five year partnership with AFC for broadcasting rights of various men's and women's football competitions until 2029. (Photo Credit: FanCode)

FanCode announced a landmark five-year partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for broadcasting rights in India.

This deal will bring an extensive array of men’s and women’s AFC competitions to Indian fans, offering unprecedented coverage of Asia's most prestigious football tournaments. 

FanCode will broadcast the AFC Asian Qualifiers™ (FIFA World Cup 2026 Asian Qualifiers Final Round), ensuring Indian fans can follow every moment of the action. This agreement also encompasses the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™, providing access to Asia's biggest football event.

Complete list of competitions

AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™

AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2026™

AFC U23 Asian Cup 2026™, 2028

AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Final Round) for Los Angeles 2028

AFC U20 Asian Cup 2025™, 2027

AFC U17 Asian Cup 2025™, 2027

AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup 2026™, 2028

AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup 2026™, 2028

AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2026™, 2028 (2028 acting as the 2028 FIFA Futsal World Cup – Asian Final Qualifying Round)

AFC Champions League Elite™ 2025-26, 2026-27, 2027-28, 2028-29

AFC Champions League Two™ 2025-26, 2026-27, 2027-28, 2028-29

AFC Women’s Champions League™ 2024-25, 2025-26, 2026-27, 2027-28, 2028-29

Big names in action

Some of the top footballing stars in action will include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Karim Benzema, Ngolo Kante, and Sadio Mane who will be playing across different AFC competitions.

Yannick Colaco, Co-Founder of FanCode said, "The five-year partnership with AFC will allow FanCode to bring the best of men’s and women’s football action from Asia to fans in India. Asian football is on the rise and is now home to some of the biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar."

"This deal is in line with our commitment to bring fans access to top-class sporting events from across the world," he further added. 

Datuk Seri Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “The passion for the beautiful game in India has grown exponentially in the past decade and the AFC is delighted to enter into this partnership with FanCode as we seek to grow the consumption of Asian football in the world’s most populated country."

“We thank FanCode for their faith in the AFC’s world-class competitions and we look forward to working closely with them to strengthen our engagement with our ever-expanding fanbase in India as we seek to ensure football remains the most popular sport in the Continent.”

With this strategic partnership, FanCode is set to become the ultimate destination for Asian football for fans in India, offering live streaming, highlights, and exclusive content from the AFC's most anticipated tournaments.

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