As part of its commitment to broadcast sporting content to its growing number of subscribers, StarTimes is bringing the live coverage of the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup to the screen of football lovers.
The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup commenced on December 6 and will run tillÂ 16 DecemberÂ at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Seven clubs will play a total of eight matches in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi and Al Ainâ€™s Hazza Bin Zayed stadiums.
The all-champions football tournament, currently in its 13th edition, is a FIFA organised international club football tournament between champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country. The tournament will be hosted by Japan and beamed live on StarTimes sports channels including sports focus and world football.
The Club World Cup UAE 2017 is featuring CAF champion, Wydad Casablanca from Morocco, Mexicoâ€™s Club World Cup veterans, Pachuca and New Zealandâ€™s Auckland City.
Club World Cup holders Real Madrid will have the chance to defend their global crown and be the first club to win two consecutive titles after winning the UEFA Champions League in June.
According to the Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, â€œWe are glad to offer the only world club tournament on an exclusive basis to our subscribers in Africa. We are very excited because this is a unique opportunity for football fans to see the best clubs from each continent, including Real Madrid, play one against another.â€
Elegbede further noted that, â€œThe live telecast of these matches reflect the firm’s commitment to provide the best sporting action to its subscribers at a very affordable rate. Football lovers can also enjoy the thrills and action of these games on StarTimes World Football Channel 254 or 245, sports focus or live on the StarTimes mobile app available for download on the app store.â€