In addition to its comprehensive coverage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, Univision Deportes has announced that it’ll be broadcasting select European World Cup qualifying matches beginning next week when it showcases Spain against Liechtenstein and France versus Belarus in Spanish-language broadcasts to viewers in the United States.
It’s the first time that the Univision Networks have televised World Cup qualifying games involving European countries. With Univision’s entry into the Spanish-language space for European World Cup qualifiers, it now means that Spanish-language broadcasts of European World Cup qualifiers will be shown across Univision as well as FOX Deportes and ESPN Deportes.
“As we strive to become the go-to soccer destination for the most ardent fans, we’re thrilled to be able to bring them these important international matches,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. “These crucial qualifier matches will help determine the placements of some of the world’s strongest contenders on the road to Russia and are further examples of our commitment to bringing our fanáticos the best and most important soccer action throughout the year, every single year.”
The Univision schedule for European World Cup qualifiers is as follows:
Monday, September 5
Spain vs. Liechtenstein, 2pm, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Sling TV (Best of Spanish TV) and fuboTV (free trial)
Luis Omar Tapia, Xavier Sol, Hugo Salcedo and the newest member of the Univision Deportes team, world-wide renown soccer player, Iván Zamorano, will be providing commentary and analysis.
Tuesday, September 6
France vs. Belarus, 2pm, Univision Deportes, Sling TV (Best of Spanish TV) and fuboTV (free trial)
The announcing team for the game will include Luis Omar Tapia, Iván Zamorano, Xavier Sol and Hugo Salcedo.
In addition to the matches from Europe, Univision will broadcast the USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago (Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. ET/UniMás). Providing analysis for the match will be Raúl Guzmán, Diego Balado, Marcelo Balboa and Ramsés Sandoval will be reporting. All will be live on site in Jacksonville.
SEE MORE: Schedule of World Cup qualifiers on US TV and streaming
Right after that game, El Salvador competes against Canada (10:00 p.m. ET/UniMás). Pablo Ramírez and Félix Fernández will be providing analysis on the Canada-El Salvador match. Live coverage from Vancouver will be provided by field reporter Ana Caty Hernández.
The same evening, Mexico will host Honduras at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (10:00 p.m. ET/UDN and Univision). The sports casting team for the Mexico-Honduras match will include Enrique Bermúdez and José Luis López Salido announcing the play by play, and former Mexican National team players Gonzalo Pineda and Enrique Borja providing commentary. Coverage will be live on-site pre, post and in-game.
Univision Deportes’ FIFA World Cup Qualifier coverage will continue in October and November as CONCACAF and UEFA teams continue to compete to secure a spot in the 2018 competition.
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