Telemundo Deportes Adds FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 to Spanish-Language Offerings

Telemundo Deportes Adds FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 to Spanish-Language Offerings

Telemundo Deportes Adds FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 to Spanish-Language Offerings

Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, secured the exclusive, Spanish-language media rights of the FIFA Club World Cup, for the next two years. Organized by FIFA, the international club soccer tournament features the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations and the national league champion of the host country. The event will air live across Telemundo, Universo, and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App and TelemundoDeportes.com, beginning with the opening match on Wednesday, December 6 at 11:55 a.m. ET.

"As the Spanish-language home of the FIFA World Cup, we are pleased to continue adding the most recognized FIFA events to our programming lineup," said Ray Warren, president of Telemundo Deportes. "The FIFA Club World Cup showcases some of the world's best clubs and players and we look forward to continue bringing our viewers world-class soccer coverage across all our platforms."

The coverage will be led by Telemundo Deportes' Andrés Cantor, Manuel Sol, Carlos Hermosillo, Copan Alvarez, Sammy Sadovnik and Miguel Gurwitz. Telemundo Deportes' digital and social media platforms will also provide comprehensive content throughout the tournament.

This year's tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates on December 6-16, and will feature the world's top clubs in a seven matchup event. Already confirmed to participate is current UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE winners Real Madrid, CONCACAF Champions Pachuca, CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca, OFC Champions League winners Auckland City and from the host country the Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira of the UAE. AFC Champions League and Copa Libertadores winners will also qualify once they are confirmed later this month.

In the current format of the tournament, the host nation's national champions dispute a play-off against the Oceania champions, from which the winner joins the champions of Asia, AFRICA and NORTH AMERICA at the quarter-finals. The quarter-final winners go on to face the European and South American champions, who enter at the semi-final stage, for a place in the final.

Telemundo Deportes, one of the leading providers of sports content in Spanish in the United States, is home to two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams' away matches and the Premier League. Telemundo Deportes is also home to "Boxeo Telemundo Ford," the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and "Titulares y Más," the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.

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