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FIFA YouTube channel gets copyright strike for broadcasting their own event

FIFA YouTube channel gets copyright strike for broadcasting their own event

The live broadcast of the Club World Cup match between Al Hilal and Chelsea was shut down on the official FIFA channel on YouTube. The YouTube video player stopped broadcasting just moments before kickoff and the following message appeared: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright infringement claim by TMG”.


TMG work with FIFA to monitor and claim any copyrighted content being uploaded wrongly on YouTube. So, it’s possible that someone at FIFA made a mistake with the initial live stream, which instigated TMG to automatically claim it as illegal despite the live stream being legit.


The match, however, was not affected due to this peculiar incident. Champions League winners Chelsea earned a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal at Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium on Wednesday to march into the final of the Club World Cup. A Romelu Lukaku strike brought victory to the men in Blues. They will meet Copa Libertadores winners Palmeiras in the finals on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku’s 23rd-minute close-range goal, being the first in six appearances, gave Chelsea a win over the Asian Champions. An assist from Kai Havertz saw Lukaku net the ball from near the edge of the six-yard box.

Al Hilal gathered control of the ball with 30 minutes at hand. An equalizer was incoming from Moussa Marega and a few others, but Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga didn’t back down and aided the club with some great saves.

This will be the second time that Chelsea will be in the Club World Cup final. Previously, they had lost to Corinthians in 2012.