Eurosport India set to broadcast international football friendlies of India
Khel Today Bureau
Mumbai: Eurosport India, Warner Bros. Discovery’s premium sports brand, today announced the acquisition of broadcast rights for the upcoming international football friendlies match of the India National Men’s Football team against Singapore and Vietnam. Eurosport India were awarded the broadcast rights for the Indian market by the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) – the governing body for the sport in India.
The Indian Men’s Football Team, fondly known as the Blue Tigers, will be back in action for the first time since the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, which was held in Kolkata in June 2022. These friendlies have been planned keeping in mind the preparation for the team’s campaign in the upcoming Asian Cup scheduled for next year.
India, led by their talismanic Captain Sunil Chhetri will be facing the host nation, Vietnam after more than a decade with the aim to maintain their winning record, while their next game against Singapore will be played on 27th September 2022.
Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, have been bringing the top-level action from the world of International football league through MLS and Eredivisie (Dutch league) in India. Along with this they have played an important role in bringing Indian football to the fans here through AFC Women’s Asian Cup earlier this year, FIFA friendlies, SAFF Championship and the inaugural Hero Futsal Club Championship.
The matches are scheduled for 24th September, 2022 (vs Singapore) and 27th September, 2022 (vs Vietnam) at 5:30 PM IST at the Thống Nhất Stadium in Vietnam. Both the matches will be shown LIVE on the EUROSPORT and EUROSPORT HD channel in India along with the channel being live streamed on the discovery+ app.
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Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe represents WBD’s portfolio of sports brands, channels and platforms in Europe. It collectively reaches 130 million people every month, engaging fans and broad audiences in more than 200 markets and in over 20 languages across all platforms where consumers are spending time -free-to-air TV, pay-TV, streaming, online and social. Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe includes the much-loved consumer brands Eurosport, Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), Golf Digest and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR, as well sports programming and content on discovery+ and Discovery’s free-to-air TV networks. They connect audiences with the greatest sporting events in the world. This includes being the Home of the Olympics Games in Europe; tennis’ Grand Slams; cycling’s Grand Tours, more than 600 cycling broadcasts per year and the UCI Track Champions League; the PGA TOUR year-round; the best new and existing electric racing series with ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and FIA eTouring Car World Cup; and every major winter sports World Championship and World Cup event. Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe completes a full 360° offer with its events management and promotion arm, Discovery Sports Events.