Sky Sports partners with UK broadcasters to make World Cup play-off final available to all | Football News

On Sunday June 5, everyone in the UK can watch Wales take on Scotland or Ukraine in the FIFA World Cup play-off final.

The important game will see the winner earn a place in the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar in November and will be available free-to-air on ITV in England, S4C in Wales and STV in Scotland, following agreements between Sky Sports and the UK public service. diffusers.

The deal means everyone in Scotland and Wales can support their national team on Sunday in their bid to reach the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

The match, which will also be shown on Sky Sports, is the culmination of a long qualifying campaign for both nations, following the initial postponement of the match between Scotland and Ukraine following the invasion of Russia, while that Wales beat Austria 2-1 in March.

Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports, commented: “Next Sunday’s game is an important fixture for supporters of Wales and Scotland, as well as football fans in the UK and Scotland. Ireland. We are delighted to bring a game of such national sporting importance to the widest possible audience, through our partnership with ITV, S4C and STV.”

Niall Sloane, ITV’s sporting director, said: “This deal guarantees free coverage to all football fans for the crucial World Cup play-off final. The deal with Sky Sports will provide fans from the host nations the opportunity to watch their team progress towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which we hope our viewers will enjoy.”

Bobby Hain, Managing Director of Broadcasting at STV, said: “Having entered into discussions with Sky Sports and worked closely with them to secure an agreement, we are delighted that this potentially historic moment in Scottish international football is available for everyone free on STV.

“There is of course a decisive game ahead before that, but whatever the outcome, it is hugely exciting to see international football return to STV next Sunday.”

Sian Doyle, Chief Executive of S4C, said: “The play-off final is one of the greatest matches in recent history for the Welsh football team and one which the whole nation will watch with immense excitement.

“S4C is here to provide a service to the people of Wales and we are proud to be part of the Red Wall.

“We’ll turn our chain red to show our support for the team and we’ll be behind them every step of the way. We hope the Wales supporters will join us and enjoy our coverage. Yma o Hyd.”

Scotland v Ukraine will be shown live on Sky Sports at 7.45pm on Wednesday June 1.

The FIFA World Cup play-off final between Wales and Ukraine or Scotland kicks off at 5pm on Sunday June 5, live on Sky Sports and shown for free on ITV, STV and S4C.

Viewers can also catch all the action on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app for minute-by-minute updates on the go.

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