FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 – Catch Live on STAR Sports, ESPN and ESPN HD




The FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 event kicks off tomorrow, June 15, in Brazil. The STAR Sports network will broadcast all the matches of this marquee tournament live through its network channels STAR Sports and ESPN HD. On days with simultaneous matches, a couple of the matches shall be broadcast live on ESPN as well. The acquisition of the broadcast rights of FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 brings to soccer fans live action from the world’s second most important men’s global football competition. The event, to be played from June 15-30, will bring together eight of the strongest international teams in world football to face-off for the ultimate prize, one year ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the same country.

 FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 - Catch Live on STAR Sports, ESPN and ESPN HD

FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 – Catch Live on STAR Sports, ESPN and ESPN HD

The Confederations Cup kicks off with a clash between hosts Brazil and Asian Cup winners Japan. As hosts and tournament favourites, there will a major buzz amongst Brazilian fans who will expect nothing but a comprehensive victory. Brazil is expected to be firing on all cylinders with a star studded team which includes the likes of Neymar, Oscar and Thiago Silva. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will be keen to get this crucial campaign off to a positive start by beating Japan in his second spell in charge of Brazil. Meanwhile Japan is no push overs and will be lining up all their big guns as well including Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa and Yuto Nagatomo among others.

The line-up of countries includes hosts Brazil – the host country and former FIFA World Cup Champions; Champion of UEFA region and current FIFA World Cup Champions – Spain; Mexico – Champion of CONCACAF region; Uruguay – Champion of CONMEBOL region; Japan – Champion of AFC region; Nigeria – Champion of CAF region; Italy – Runner-up of UEFA region and Tahiti – Champion of OFC region.

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Schedule
Match Date Time Teams Venue Stadium
1 June 15 16:00 Brazil v Japan Brasilia Estadio Nacional
2 June 16 16:00 Mexico v Italy Rio de Janeiro Estadio do Maracana
3 June 16 19:00 Spain v Uruguay Recife Arena Pernambuco
4 June 17 16:00 Tahiti v Africa 1 Belo Horizonte Estadio Mineirao
5 June 19 16:00 Brazil v Mexico Fortaleza Estadio Castelao
6 June 19 19:00 Italy v Japan Recife Arena Pernambuco
7 June 20 16:00 Spain v Tahiti Rio de Janeiro Estadio do Maracana
8 June 20 19:00 Africa 1 v Uruguay Salvador Arena Fonte Nova
9 June 22 16:00 Italy v Brazil Salvador Arena Fonte Nova
10 June 22 16:00 Japan v Mexico Belo Horizonte Estadio Mineirao
11 June 23 16:00 Africa 1 v Spain Fortaleza Estadio Castelao
12 June 23 16:00 Uruguay v Tahiti Recife Arena Pernambuco
13 June 26 16:00 WA v RB Belo Horizonte Estadio Mineirao
14 June 27 16:00 WB v RA Fortaleza Estadio Castelao
15 June 30 13:00 L13 v L14 Salvador Arena Fonte Nova
16 June 30 19:00 W13 v W14 Rio de Janeiro Estadio do Maracana

Source: Business Wire India

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