Fox Sports Pens Long-Term Deal With CONMEBOL to Become Home of South American National Team Soccer
Fox Sports has announced a long-term agreement with South American Football Federation CONMEBOL, the continental governing body of all South American football associations. The new deal expands the network’s elite soccer roster by bringing more of FIFA’s top-ranked men’s and women’s teams and players to Fox Sports beginning with the prestigious South American tournament CONMEBOL Copa América 2021, and also including FIFA World Cup and Olympic qualifiers.
“CONMEBOL is the perfect addition to Fox Sports’ elite slate of international soccer properties,” says Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, Fox Sports. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to grow the game in the U.S. by showcasing some of the best men’s and women’s teams and players from around the world as they suit up for top international competition.”
Fox Sports’ six-year agreement with CONMEBOL kicks off this June with the CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 event in a massive ‘Summer of Soccer’ for the network.
Fox Sports will offer more than 1,500 hours of soccer coverage throughout the multiyear deal, highlighted by:
- 2021 – CONMEBOL Copa America
- 2022 – CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America, qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
- 2023 – CONMEBOL Beach Soccer and Futsal
- 2024 – CONMEBOL men’s and women’s Olympic qualifiers
- 2024 – CONMEBOL Copa America and CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America
- 2025 – CONMEBOL U-20 men’s and U-17 boys’ World Cup™ qualifiers
- 2026 – CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America
“Fox Sports has an excellent reputation for presenting and promoting world-class football events across its platforms,” says Alejandro Domínguez CONMEBOL President. “They have been instrumental in growing the game in the United States, and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring the excitement of CONMEBOL’s 2021 Copa America to the fans in the same manner they’ve been able to do so with the men’s and women’s World Cups.”