World Cup chief executive Jon Dutton has revealed that recent discussions with the BBC will lead to a significant announcement relating to coverage of the 2021 tournament.

Dutton was responding to questions from fans in a Twitter Q&A this morning.

He said: “We’ve just seen the wonderful coverage of the Women’s World Cup on the BBC, along with the Netball World Cup.

“We’re having some really interesting discussions with them about coverage across the board, which I’m really excited by.

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“It’s too early to confirm what that is, but it’ll be like never before.”