Broadcaster to show live home and away matches from Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 qualifiers

RTE will broadcast all of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 qualifiers after securing broadcast rights for qualifying matches for both tournaments.

The deal, one of the first struck since Uefa began to sell rights centrally, is part of a larger agreement involving free-to-air television broadcasters from 30 European nations.

Public service broadcasters in those countries will get the domestic rights to show home and away matches involving their respective national teams.

The deal signed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) covers nations including Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Rights deals for major soccer-playing nations such as Germany, England and Spain have yet to be agreed.

The deals involving the Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 finals are negotiated separately and although RTE has secured the World Cup finals in Russia, the rights for the Euro 2016 finals have yet to come to market.

Euro soccer proposes 10-match racism ban

Players found guilty of racial abuse will face minimum suspensions of 10 matches, under plans laid out by UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino on Wednesday.

Infantino also said racist offences would trigger partial stadium closures in the first instance and full stadium shutdowns for a second incident.

The proposed punishments would affect all matches in European competition.

'We have to have sanctions and they must have a deterrent effect and what we are proposing is if a player or official is convicted of racism, they should receive a 10-match suspension at least,' Infantino told the Soccerex forum in Manchester.

'If supporters at a club are found guilty of racist abuse, the first sanction will be a partial closure of the part of the stadium from which the racist abuse took place.

'For a second offence, there will be the full closure and a minimum fine of 50,000 euros ($A63,000).'

Infantino said all of UEFA's national member associations would be urged to adopt the measures.

Two recent high-profile cases of racist abuse in England led to Chelsea's John Terry and Liverpool's Luis Suarez being banned for four and eight matches respectively, but Infantino believes that is no longer enough.

'We are saying that it should be 10 matches - it has been five matches and we will double it,' he said.

'We will also submit to the whole of UEFA's member associations asking that all our members employ the same measures as well at national level.

'The fight against racism is something that's very serious and we have to make sure that there is correct action and not just words.'

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