FOX Sports shelled out $400m for World Cup TV rights – then watched USA fail to qualify

The Rupert Murdoch-owned FOX were left red-faced on Tuesday night after the United States failed to qualify for Russia 2018.

The company forked out $400 million for the television rights to both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, but now face a more uncertain tournament next summer while the U.S. players sit it out at home.  

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