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Sports Fox gains US English-language rights to Copa América

22:46  04 may  2021
22:46  04 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

Fox Sports Strikes Deal With CONMEBOL To Become Home Of South American National Team Soccer; Will Host Copa America Tournaments, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers & More

  Fox Sports Strikes Deal With CONMEBOL To Become Home Of South American National Team Soccer; Will Host Copa America Tournaments, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers & More Fox Sports has struck a deal with CONMEBOL, to become the new home of South American national team soccer. The network’s six-year agreement with the South American Football Federation will bring more of FIFA’s top-ranked men’s and women’s teams and players into its portfolio than ever before. CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 kicks Fox Sports’ supersized “Summer of Soccer” on June 13th. The prestigious men’s soccer tournament will be taking place in Colombia and Argentina. Brazil is the returning champ here, having won its ninth title in 2019. (In 2020, teams took a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

LOS ANGELES — This June's Copa América will be televised in the United States on Fox's networks.

a football player on a field © Provided by The Canadian Press

The network said Tuesday it had reached a six-year agreement with the South American governing body CONMEBOL for English-language U.S. rights that include this year's tournament in Colombia and Argentina from June 13 to July 10 and the 2024 tournament, likely to be played in Ecuador.

ESPN+ had U.S. English-language rights to the Copa América in Brazil.

Univision holds U.S. Spanish-language rights to this year's Copa América.

In addition, Fox's deal includes the 2022, 2024 and 2026 Women's Copa América, 2023 Women's World Cup qualifiers, 2024 men's and women's Olympic qualifiers, 2023 beach and futsol championships and the 2025 boy's Under-17 and men's Under-20 World Cup qualifiers.

It does not include U.S. rights to men's qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, which are held by fuboTV.

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