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MediaCorp to show FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 matches live


[h=2]MediaCorp said it has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast all matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013.[/h]

The FIFA Confederations Cup trophy is displayed at an exhibition center in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 8, 2013. The FIFA Confederations Cup will take place next June 15-30 in Brazil. (AFP/Nelson ALMEIDA)

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp said it has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast all matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013.
For the first time, it will offer all 16 matches live on Channel 5, HD5 and Channel 8, as well as encore telecasts on HD5 and Channel 5.

Online viewers can watch the matches live or on catch-up via Toggle, which is free for registered members.
The FIFA Confederations Cup has been described as one of the most important men's football competitions in the world, after the FIFA World Cup.

The 15-day event brings together some of the strongest international teams in world football, representing 12 out of 19 FIFA World Cup titles, to play in Brazil, one year ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Mr Patrick Yong, head of strategic marketing at MediaCorp, said: "We are very happy to offer top-notch football action free to our viewers in full HD glory in the comfort of their homes, on computers and mobile devices. As Singapore's national broadcaster, we will continue to acquire landmark sports content for Singapore audiences."

Mr Niclas Ericson, director of FIFA TV, said: "This is fantastic news for football fans in Singapore. The Festival of Champions as the FIFA Confederations Cup is called promises football at its best in the coming weeks, and will for sure provide football fans a grasp of what to expect next year at FIFA's flagship event in Brazil."

Singapore soccer fans can catch the FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013 opening ceremony on Sunday, June 16 at 1.20am.
They can watch the first group stage match between Brazil and Japan at 2.45am on HD5/Channel 5 or Toggle.