World Cup organisers were struggling to make it work when they failed to secure the rights to a television and radio broadcast of the tournament.
It took until May, when the game was postponed to August, to secure an agreement with the broadcasters.
In the end, the rights were given to a consortium led by German broadcaster NDR.
But that deal also contained a clause guaranteeing that no national broadcaster would be able to broadcast a match.
It was the first time a national broadcaster had been excluded from a World Cup broadcast contract.
The game was eventually played in Brazil, but it was a disappointment.
The Brazilians were expected to play for gold and win the tournament for the first and only time.
But they lost the final to Italy in the semi-finals.
There were some positives from the tournament, but the problems were too many to ignore.
The games could have been better broadcast The World Cup was a very successful success.
The money generated by the tournament helped bring the sport to the forefront of international football.
But the money was spent well too much on advertising.
The commercial deals between the three broadcasters, and the television rights, were far too lucrative to allow them to put their full weight behind a single tournament.
This led to some questionable decisions by the broadcasters in the tournament’s development.
For instance, the broadcaster that aired the final was not a major player in the World Cup, while the broadcast rights were split among the broadcasters and the broadcasters split their commercial deals with their own companies.
This resulted in many of the broadcast deals being far too big for any one company to support, making it difficult for smaller broadcasters to broadcast the World Cups in their home countries.
The World Cups are now on the agenda for a second round, this time to be held in 2019.
There are several possible solutions to the problem of TV rights, with many suggestions being put forward.
But none have been tried yet, and it is likely that some of the problems with the tournament have been overcome.