Fox Sports to broadcast every game from Asian Cup
FOX SPORTS will broadcast every match of football’s Asian Cup in July as the Socceroos return to major international competition for the first time since the glorious 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.
FOX SPORTS will broadcast every match of football-s Asian Cup in July as the Socceroos return to major international competition for the first time since the glorious 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.
Australia takes on Oman, Thailand and Iraq in the group stages and FOX SPORTS- Asian Cup coverage will feature LIVE and EXCLUSIVE broadcasts of every Socceroos match.
FOX SPORTS will extend its coverage of Asia-s biggest football tournament to broadcast all 24 matches in the group stages, the four quarter finals, both semi finals, the 3rd/4th-place playoff and the final.
Of the 32 matches, 28 will be broadcast LIVE, with the other four on immediate replay due to conflicting kick off times on the last two days of the group stage. On those two nights, viewers can watch four straight Asian Cup matches in a football marathon.
The timing of the Asian Cup clashes will give Australia-s football public prime time access to the Socceroos as the group matches kick off at the following fan-friendly times: Sunday 8 July - Australia v Oman (7.30pm) Friday 13 July - Australia v Iraq (7.30pm) Monday 16 July - Australia v Thailand (10.00pm)
FOX SPORTS commentators Simon Hill, Robbie Slater, Brenton Speed, Paul Trimboli and Ange Postecoglou will also be heard all over the world with FOX SPORTS supplying the English-speaking commentary to an expected worldwide audience of 200 million people, through ESPN Star Asia, Euro Sport and LBC.
To ensure football fans enjoy a comprehensive coverage, respected football commentator Andy Harper will host pre-match and post-match analysis from a studio in Sydney, which will move to Kuala Lumpur at the business end of the tournament.
“FOX SPORTS has made a commitment to football and this comprehensive coverage of the Asian Cup is a continuation of the support we are showing for the game at every level,” said FOX SPORTS CEO David Malone.
“The Asian Cup is an exciting new adventure for the Socceroos and we will be with them every step of the way.”
FOX SPORTS will warm up for the Asian Cup with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of Australia-s lead up games against Uruguay (June 2) and Singapore (June 30). Broadcast details are: Australia v Uruguay June 2 7.00pm MAIN EVENT (Channel 518) * Australia v Singapore June 30 9.30pm FOX SPORTS 3
* Coverage is free on MAIN EVENT Channel to all subscribers with the sports package, including pubs and clubs.