A player controls the official Brazuca ball during a training session at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Prato on June 10, 2014, a few days prior to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE
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Lebanon's scramble over the broadcasting of the World Cup heated up Wednesday, after the Qatari prime minister promised to help secure the rights for state-run Tele Liban.Last month, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani promised Lebanon that Tele Liban would be able to broadcast the World Cup. Qatar's state-owned BeIN, the new name for Al-Jazeera's sports channel, has distribution rights to the 2014 World Cup. Sama cable television plans to charge $110 for the entire World Cup package, however, the company has said that if Tele Liban broadcasts the game for free, it will file a lawsuit against the state-owned TV.
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