DIRECTV plots 2013 Confederations Cup broadcast in LatAm
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 14-06-2013
DIRECTV Sports plans to broadcast every game of the ninth edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 live and in HD.
The tournament, to be held in Brazil from 15-30 June, will serve as a preview of not just the region's FiFA World Cup athletes, but also the country's new stadiums that have been built or remodelled especially for the World Cup, including Mane Garrincha in Brasilia and the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
DIRECTV will offer special editions of Total Football and Sports Central, live coverage, and pre- and post-match commentary.
There are eight Confederations Cup participants, representing every continent. Brazil is participating as the host country, with Spain included for being the world champion. Uruguay, Mexico, Japan, Nigeria and Tahiti will participate as winners of their respective continental competitions, and Italy will represent Europe as the continental runner-up (first place was Spain).
Brazil, with the help of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, seek to win their fourth victory in the cup and look to defend the title they won four years ago in South Africa. Uruguay will try to capture the momentum that spurred it to win the America's Cup and reach the World Cup semi-finals. For its part, Spain wants to extend its European and world-level success to a tournament that it has never managed to win.
All games will be broadcast by DIRECTV Sports (Channel 610) and DIRECTV Sports HD (channel 611), in Argentina, the Caribbean, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.