Australia: Optus Sport scores FIFA Club World Cup
December 4, 2019
Optus has secured the Australian rights to the FIFA Club World Cup for 2019 and 2020.
The FIFA Club World Cup is an international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions. For the next two years, the tournament will be hosted by Qatar.
“We are extremely pleased to add this tournament to our football schedule and we’re confident our 700,000 plus Optus Sport active subscribers will enjoy the format,” said Optus’ Director of Sport, Richard Bayliss. “Broadcasting Liverpool’s sixth Champions League triumph was a massive moment for Optus Sport, and it will be a privilege for us to show the Reds’ attempt to overcome the best of South America, Asia, North America and Africa. Brazil’s Flamengo had a stunning Copa Libertadores win in November, so they too will enter the World Cup in ominous form. These new rights show our commitment to showing Australians the best clubs from around the world on Optus Sport.”