ESPN and Fox Sports, Disney’s sports channels closed the exhibition of an Asian football package for the 2021 season. The agreement considers the exhibition of the AFC Champions League, the Asian Champions League and the Asian Cup of Selection in men’s and women’s football.
The column found that the broadcast would be divided by two channels. The contract starts to take effect from next weekend. The inaugural telecast Al Nassar (ARS) x Al Sadd (QAT), will begin on ESPN on Saturday (17) at 15:00 (Brasilia time).
The match is valid for the group stage of the Asian Champions League. As an attraction, it will be a game with Brazilian names. Noted coach Mano Menezes recently took over Al Nassar. Al Saad, a former Barcelona player, is led by Xavi.
It will be the first time for the Asian Champions League on Brazilian television with regular telecasts. Players who caught the audience’s attention include Dudu (Al Duhail), Romarinho (Al Itihad), Souza (Al-Ahli), Marcelo Groh (Al Etihad), Petros (Al-Nasr and Maikon (Al-Nasr)). Apart from Coach Fabio Caril (Al-Etihad).
The league also includes players as successful as Nigel de Jong, a Dutch midfielder who was successful in Milan and who plays for al-Shahania. Santi Cazorla, a Spanish midfielder who was related to Arsenal and Villarreal, also plays there and is now in Al-Saad.
ESPN and Fox Sports will also broadcast the Asian Cup, a continental competition that will feature matches for the men’s and women’s football teams. Teams like Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Iran and Australia are the most. The tournaments are scheduled in the middle of this year.
Disney’s goal with the package is to showcase matches as a way to bring even more visibility to its sports programming. In football alone, the group holds the rights to more than 20 championships worldwide, including the Libertadores de América, the Northeast Cup, the Premier League, the LaLiga, the Europa League, and national championships from various football centers around the world, such as the United States and Argentina in the Chinese Championship, MLS.
Recently, there have also been long-term renovations of the Europa League and La Liga. Another acquired event was the UFA Conference League, the European club’s new club competition, which begins to be played in August of this year from season 2021/2022.