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British broadcaster Sky Sports has struck a four-year extension with the Scottish Football Association (FA) for exclusive live rights to the Scottish Cup, Scotland’s international friendlies and the Scottish FA Youth Cup.

British broadcaster Sky Sports has struck a four-year extension with the Scottish Football Association (FA) for exclusive live rights to the Scottish Cup, Scotland’s international friendlies and the Scottish FA Youth Cup.

The deal, which runs until the end of the 2017/18 season, includes live rights to the Scottish Cup semi-finals and final in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and adds to Sky’s existing Scottish soccer coverage, which includes all of Scotland’s Uefa Euro 2016 and 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification matches, as well as 30 matches a season from the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL).

Stewart Regan, the SFA’s chief executive, commented: “We are delighted to extend our excellent relationship with Sky Sports and look forward to at least another four years of world-class broadcasting of Scottish football’s biggest events.”

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis added: “This new deal with the Scottish FA means we’ve got the best choice of international, league and cup football for our viewers for the next four years.

“Our commitment to Scottish football began on our first day in April 1991, and we’re delighted to continue to be able to tell the best stories from Scotland’s domestic and international football calendar.”

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