FFA, FOX SPORTS and Foxtel and SBS have today announced that the FIFA 2014 World Cup Asian qualification match between the Qantas Socceroos and Jordan in Amman this Wednesday morning will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS and on a one hour delay by SBS.
Exclusively live coverage of the match will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS 3HD and FOX SPORTS 3 from 1.30am AEST Wednesday. The SBS coverage will commence on SBS ONE at 2.30am AEST.
“I thank our long-term partners FOX SPORTS and Foxtel for accommodating this arrangement,” said FFA CEO Ben Buckley. “Australian football would not have achieved so much growth and development since 2005 without the significant investment of Fox Sports.
“I welcome SBS’s support in broadcasting Wednesday’s match. SBS has a rich history in covering domestic and international Australian football.
"FFA is currently in ongoing discussions with Fox Sports and SBS over the long-term broadcast rights in Australian football.
“The discussions have reached an advanced stage and the parties have displayed good faith, which has allowed this one-off arrangement for Wednesday’s match.”
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, welcomed the announcement.
“For the good of the game I congratulate everyone involved in showing the Socceroo game tomorrow morning,” Senator Conroy said. “It’s great to see that Australian football fans will have the chance to cheer on their Socceroos as they work to qualify for the World Cup.”