SBS signs new deals to expand International Football coverage

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SBS has secured the exclusive free-to-air rights to two South American football competitions, with the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana.

SBS will broadcast 10 matches in total for the 2018 competition, starting with the first Copa Libertadores Quarter Final featuring Colo Colo v Palmeiras, live this week on Friday 21 September from 10.30am AEST.

The coverage will be hosted in the SBS studio by Craig Foster and Lucy Zelić and the matches will also be live streamed on On Demand and The World Game app.

The Copa Libertadores is the most prestigious club competition in the Americas, featuring South America’s biggest football clubs. This year’s competition has seen such powerhouse sides as River Plate, Boca Juniors, Colo Colo, Corinthians, Flamengo and reigning champs Gremio reach the knockout stage.

Copa Sudamericana is the next tier down in South American club competition, and SBS will broadcast the two legged final in December. 

SBS’s exclusive free-to-air coverage of the Premier League also continues, with one match per week, hosted by Lucy Zelić and Craig Foster.