This is actually very cool, but at the same time it demonstrates some really poor behavior on the part of FIFA for not allowing AFN to broadcast world cup matches to soldiers. FIFA demanded that the Armed Forces Network pay them for broadcast rights before they would allow AFN to air the games to soldiers, sailors, and Marines. As is often the case, when it became public someone stepped up:
The first one to make a move was media magnate Robert Murdoch, who ordered his Fox Network to make arrangements, and pay whatever FIFA was demanding, to get the soccer games to the troops, as soon as possible. This was accomplished in 24 hours.