Last weekend, FOX Soccer Plus debuted the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers. But that was a mere dress rehearsal for the biggest clash of the season this weekend, which will feature Celtic against Rangers this Sunday. The Old Firm Derby will be aired on FOX Soccer at 8am.
Even though Rangers has no chance of winning the 2011-12 Scottish Premier League title, the Rangers team hopes to delay Celtic’s SPL title celebrations by winning the Old Firm Derby. But if Celtic beats Rangers on Sunday, while third place Motherwell drop points to Kilmarnock, then Celtic will celebrate winning the title on its own turf — which is something that Rangers fans will definitely not want to see. Glasgow Rangers currently sits 21 points behind Celtic with eight games remaining.
For viewers in the United States, Sunday’s Old Firm Derby will give many soccer fans the first opportunity to see the Old Firm Derby on television. For many years, the SPL has been banished in the US to pubs via closed-circuit television, the now defunct Setanta Sports or dodgy Internet streams. So Sunday’s match represents an excellent opportunity for soccer fans to watch one of the biggest derbies in the world from the comfort of their own living room.
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