Fox Sports Strikes Deal To Become Home Of South American Soccer – Deadline

Fox Sports has struck a take care of CONMEBOL, to change into the brand new residence of South American nationwide group soccer.

The community’s six-year settlement with the South American Football Federation will carry extra of FIFA’s top-ranked males’s and girls’s groups and gamers into its portfolio than ever earlier than.

CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 kicks Fox Sports’ supersized “Summer of Soccer” on June thirteenth. The prestigious males’s soccer event will probably be going down in Colombia and Argentina. Brazil is the returning champ right here, having received its ninth title in 2019. (In 2020, groups took a year off because of the Covid-19 pandemic.)

CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America and qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will comply with in 2022, together with CONMEBOL Beach Soccer and Futsal (2023), CONMEBOL males’s and girls’s Olympic qualifiers (2024), a second spherical of CONMEBOL Copa America and CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America (2024), CONMEBOL U-20 males’s and U-17 boys’ World Cup qualifiers (2025) and a 3rd version of CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America in 2026.

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News of the Fox Sports-CONMEBOL deal was introduced as we speak by Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “CONMEBOL is the perfect addition to FOX Sports’ elite slate of international soccer properties,” he stated. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to grow the game in the U.S. by showcasing some of the best men’s and women’s teams and players from around the world as they suit up for top international competition.”

“FOX Sports has an excellent reputation for presenting and promoting world-class football events across its platforms,” added Alejandro Domínguez, CONMEBOL President. “They have been instrumental in growing the game in the United States, and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring the excitement of CONMEBOL’s 2021 Copa America to the fans in the same manner they’ve been able to do so with the men’s and women’s World Cups.”

Fox Sports’ new deal will lead to greater than 1,500 hours of soccer protection on the community. The deal can be important, within the context of worldwide soccer, provided that CONMEBOL international locations have received a mixed 9 FIFA World Cup titles up to now.

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