StarTimes to broadcast 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup LIVE and Exclusively


Digital TV company, StarTimes Nigeria, has concluded arrangement to beam live coverage of one of the global football competition preceding the world cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, scheduled to begin in Russia from June 17 to July 2, 2017.

The matches will be played in four Russian cities of Moscow, Sochi, Saint Petersburg and Kazan with StarTimes set to air all the matches to the living rooms of Nigerian subscribers.

It has become a tradition that the Fifa World Cup is preceded by the Confederations Cup. Russia have got the honors to do so this year. The tenth edition promises to be a great show as the tournament serves as a dress rehearsal for the hosts ahead 2018 World Cup.

Formerly known as the Intercontinental Championship or the King Fahd Cup, the Confederations Cup is an international competition that began in 1992. However, since 1997 and in order to give it legitimacy, Fifa has been in charge of organising.

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Russia will be joined by 2014 Fifa World Cup champions Germany, Euro 2016 winners Portugal and Copa America title holders, Chile.

Others are 2015 Asia Cup kings Australia, champions of CONCACAF Cup Mexico, OFC winners New Zealand and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions.

StarTimes has assured football viewers can enjoy the best of the World Cup and other thrilling sporting actions on its ST World Football Channels 244 and 254.

Speaking on these coming Confederation Cup matches, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes remains commited to delivering quality sporting content to its subscribers.

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“Quality sporting content was the reason behind the acquisitions of sporting rights like the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa and other sporting event such as the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie.

He said StarTimes will be showcasing the best of these football actions live from the various match centres to the subscribers with the semifinal matches involving the four countries.