Friday, October 15, 2010

FOX SPORTS to broadcast AFC U19 Championships Final

Football fans in Australia can rejoice after FOX SPORTS confirmed today that it will broadcast LIVE & EXCLUSIVE the final of the AFC U19 Championships between Australia and DPR Korea.

FOX SPORTS confirmed to Asian Football Feast earlier this morning that they were looking to secure the broadcast rights and the confirmation came through early this afternoon that the rights had been secured.

Football Federation Australia CEO Ben Buckley was delighted with FOX SPORTS decision to broadcast the game LIVE.

“It is testament to Fox Sports’ commitment to football in Australia that they will broadcast this important continental championship match and we thank them for their support.

“The Qantas Young Socceroos, lead by Head Coach Jan Versleijen and captain Ben Kantarovksi, have had a very successful tournament in China so far and it is fantastic that Australian football supporters will now be able to watch and cheer them on for Sunday’s final.

“I am sure I speak on behalf of all football supporters in Australia when we wish Jan and the players all the best for the match and I am confident that whatever the result they will do Australia proud,” Buckley said.

The match is an historic one for Australia, with the Young Socceroos becoming the first mens team to qualify for an AFC tournament final since Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation at the start of 2006.

The match will kick off at 10:30pm (AEDST), with coverage on FOX SPORTS 2 to begin at 10:25pm.

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