August 28 – Broadcast group Mediapro, that has been putting down roots in Canadian football this year, has acquired the rights to the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League which will air on the OneSoccer digital platform dedicated to Canadian football.
Earlier this year Mediapro partnered with Canadian Soccer Business for the worldwide media rights to the newly launched Canadian Premier League, the Canadian Championship and Canada’s men’s and women’s national teams. In April it launched OneSoccer to focus on Canadian teams but which now has added rights to the Chinese Super League and Mexico’s LigaMX.
The Concacaf Nations League is in its second season and sees all 41 of the confederation’s member associations compete across three tiers. The competition will have 102 group stage matches.
The fast-improving Canadian team are in the top tier and will play Cuba and the USA in Group A over four matches from September through November. The winner of each of the four League A groups will progress to the Final Championship, which will be played in June 2020.
Canada played Cuba at the Gold Cup in June, winning 7-0, though it was a depleted and demotivated Cuban team by that stage of the competition. The US – also fast improving – were losing finalists to Mexico (1-0).
Matches will be free to OneSoccer subscribers.
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