What: International sports network beINSPORTS will broadcast exclusive coverage in English and Spanish for one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year, The 2015 Copa America tournament is taking place in Chile from mid-June to mid July 2015.
Why it matters: The 2015 Copa America is one of the main national Team soccer tournaments happening next year and the most important one for South American nations. The 2016 edition will take place in the U.S. and Central American and North American countries will also participate. Univision has secured the Spanish-language broadcast rights and the English-language rights are still up for grabs.
beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, has announced the match-ups for the 2015 Copa America tournament live from Viña del Mar, Chile. Exclusive coverage of the draw on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol included the teams who will face off in the opening phase of the tournament featuring 10 South American CONMEBOL countries, plus invited nations Mexico and Jamaica.
The 44th edition of the competition kicks off with Chile against Ecuador in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, June 11, 2015 with the final group matches scheduled for Sunday, June 21. The knockout round begins on Wednesday, June 24 ahead of the final on Saturday, July 4. Veteran commentators will provide play-by-play commentary along with player analysis and predictions.
The 12 countries were split into three groups of four for the opening phase of the 2015 tournament and below you’ll find the exciting match-ups:
Group A: Chile (Host), Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia
Group B: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Jamaica
Group C: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela
2015 in Chile ….
The 2015 Campeonato Sudamericano Copa América, simply known as the 2015 Copa América, will be the 44th edition of the tournament for national teams in South America. The competition will be organized by, South America’s football governing body. The tournament will be held in Chile in June–July 2015. While beIN Sports has English and Spanish-language broadcasts rights. Futbol de Primera has secured Spanish-language broadcast rights.
…and 2016 in the United States!
Sports marketing experts have mentioned that the 2016 Copa America is practically a “mini Soccer World Cup”. The competition is a celebration of the centenary of CONMEBOL, the governing body for soccer in South America, and is to be the first Copa América hosted outside of South America. Univision has 2016 Copa America Centenario rights, for which it spent US $60 million. The English rights to the Copa America Centenario have yet to be sold but will likely be the subject of a fierce bidding battle amongst Fox, NBC, ESPN and perhaps beINSports.
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