ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK has secured the rights for Singapore’s upcoming home qualifying matches against Afghanistan and Cambodia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Both of the games from Group E of the Asian Football Confederation’s Preliminary Competition will be broadcast live in full HD on ELEVEN (Singtel TV channel 109), with the Afghanistan match taking place on 8 October and the clash with Cambodia on 13 October.
Viewers will enjoy expert commentary and a special studio show hosted by ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK’s resident presenter Richard Lenton, accompanied by a line-up of expert pundits that include former Singapore internationals R.Sasikumar, John Wilkinson and Aide Iskandar. Along with special guest Gabriel Quak, they will provide detailed analysis of the sporting action from their pitch-side ‘studio’.
“We are proud to be the official broadcaster for Singapore’s upcoming home qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK.
“While ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK is devoted to world-class global sports content, we are also committed to the local sports scene, especially football. These qualifying matches will be the first of our localised productions with many more to come in the near future and we look forward to bringing Singaporean football fans closer to the national football team,” he added.
ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK will also broadcast the Lions’ matches against Japan on 12 November and Syria on 17 November as part of its commitment as official broadcaster of Singapore’s home matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Further broadcast details for these two matches will be confirmed at a later date.
Additionally, in support of the Lions, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK has launched its “Roar With The Lions” social media campaign. Singapore fans and members of the public are encouraged to post images of themselves (‘selfies’) ‘roaring’ on the Lions with the hashtag “#RoarWithELEVEN”. Eleven pairs of tickets will be awarded to the competition winners for the match against Japan on 12 November.