The World cup 2014 / 2018 / 2022 has been extended for Al Jazeera. The rights deal covering television, internet and mobile transmissions in 23 countries or territories was the first to be signed for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, world football's governing body said in a statement.

The value of the deal was not revealed.

FIFA awarded Russia and Qatar respectively the right to host the event less than two months ago.

"FIFA is pleased to announce the extension of its broadcast rights agreement with Al Jazeera Sport for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar," it said in a statement.