Rights-holders be damned, you can now watch Tomas Rosicky dismantle the U.S. in animated form.

The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir reports that FIFA’s licensing arm, Infront Sports and Media, refused to allow the United States’ Armed Forces Radio and Television Service to transmit the World Cup matches for free.

Though the CSTB staff on duty today (one human, a dog, several ferrets and the guy mowing the lawn next door) are in full opposition to the U.S. military efforts overseas, it does seem rather petty to deny those risking their lives in Iraq and other locales the opportunity to enjoy the World Cup. Especially as those servicemen and women are already doing their jobs under inhuman conditions.