ITV secure rights to broadcast next month’s World Cup play-off final after agreeing deal with Sky
ITV will show next month’s crucial World Cup play-off final between Wales and Scotland or Ukraine after reaching agreement with Sky
- ITV will broadcast World Cup play-off final after agreement with Sky
- All viewers in the UK can now watch the game on free-to-air television with it
- Wales take on Scotland or Ukraine in the play-offs on Sunday 5 June
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The World Cup play-off final, which will be contested between Wales and Scotland or Ukraine, will be made available to all viewers in the UK after ITV obtains the rights to broadcast the match following a deal with rights holders Sky .
The clash at Cardiff City Stadium takes place on Sunday 5 June and can now be seen on free-to-air TV, with the match being broadcast on ITV in England, S4C in Wales and STV in Scotland.
It will allow all supporters from Wales and Scotland to fully support their team, with Steve Clarke’s side having to beat Ukraine in next Wednesday’s final World Cup qualifier to secure their place in the play-off final.
ITV, as well as S4C and STV, will broadcast the game after a deal with rights holders Sky
The game will also continue to be featured on Sky Sports.
The winner of the crucial meeting in Cardiff will secure his place at this winter’s World Cup, where one country will join England, Iran and the US in Group B of Qatar’s flagship showpiece.
Niall Sloane, ITV Sports Director, said: ‘This agreement provides free broadcasts to all football fans for the crucial final of the World Cup play-offs.
“The deal with Sky Sports gives Home Nations fans the chance to watch their team progress to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which we hope our viewers will enjoy.”
The winner of the play-off will join England, Iran and the USA in Group B for the World Cup in Qatar
Jonathan Licht, director of Sky Sports, added: ‘Next Sunday’s game is a big event for supporters from Wales and Scotland, and for football fans in the UK and Ireland.
“We are delighted to make a game of such national sporting importance available to the widest possible audience, thanks to our partnership with ITV, S4C and STV.”
Meanwhile, England’s Nations League game against Italy will take place in September in San Siro, the reigning European champions have announced.
The two sides will meet next month in Molineux in a match that will be played behind closed doors following the troubles in and around Wembley when Italy defeated England on penalties to win Euro 2020 last summer.
The Three Lions have four games in the Nations League Group A3 in June, facing Hungary in Budapest – again in an empty stadium – before traveling to Munich to play Germany.
The Sunday 5 June game continues to be shown on Sky Sports, making it available to any fan
Thereafter, two games will be played in Wolverhampton, as the reverse game with Hungary follows the game with Italy.
The remaining two group stage matches will take place in September, with England now knowing they will meet Italy in Milan on September 23 before finishing the group against Germany three days later at Wembley.
It will be only the second time England have played at San Siro – the home of both Inter and AC Milan – after a friendly 2-2 draw in May 1939.