MIAMI — FOX Sports has signed an exclusive three-year English language rights agreement, which begins this week with live coverage of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifiers, Concacaf announced on Monday.
The tournament – which kicks off Tuesday – includes Women’s world champions United States, and World Cup participants Canada and Jamaica. They will compete with Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Haiti and Saint Kitts and Nevis for the two regional spots at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The news release did not specify on which FOX channels the qualifiers would be televised.
Continuing the road to Tokyo 2020, Fox Sports also will broadcast live the Concacaf men’s Olympic qualifiers, taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico, in March.
This new multi-tournament agreement will see English language coverage of the Gold Cup – the region’s flagship men’s international competition – remain on Fox Sports for the next two competitions (2021 and 2023), continuing a partnership that began in 2013.
The deal also includes the next three editions of the region’s premier club competition: the Concacaf Champions League.
“FOX Sports is an excellent partner for Concacaf and we are extremely pleased they have invested in our rights across so many competitions, beginning with what should be an exciting Women’s Olympic Qualifiers,” Concacaf president Victor Montagliani said. “They have an outstanding track record of delivering high-quality soccer coverage that reaches big audiences making this great news for fans, international teams across the region and clubs competing in our Champions League.”
Added FOX Sports president, national networks president Mark Silverman: “FOX Sports is excited to further its commitment to the sport of soccer through this new agreement with Concacaf. The U.S. women’s national team captivated a country with its World Cup victory last summer, and we’re honored to showcase this inspirational team once again as they begin their Olympic journey this week. Furthermore, we look forward to offering more men’s soccer, including the next two editions of the Gold Cup and the U.S. men’s national team Olympic qualifiers.”