Fans watch the World Cup at East Point City in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Fifa World Cup coverage will never be free for out-of-pocket Hongkongers again, says sports commissioner

Yeung Tak-keung says the government will not change its approach to the broadcasting rights of soccer’s showpiece, which means fans must pay to see every match

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2018

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Fans watch the World Cup at East Point City in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Chan Kin-wa

Chan Kin-wa

Kin-wa joined the SCMP after working for the Hong Kong Sports Development Board and the government for more than a decade. Previously, he was at the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.