Univision Deportes announces coverage of 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Univision Deportes, the sports arm of Univision Communications Inc., announced the schedule for its exclusive live Spanish-language coverage the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the ninth edition of the international soccer tournament held every four years by FIFA. Comprehensive coverage of the tournament will be held across Univision Deportes properties including broadcast, cable and interactive platforms.
 
“The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup is yet another example of Univision Deportes’ commitment to bring Hispanics the most complete and entertaining coverage of their favorite sporting events,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. “With unprecedented coverage across all our platforms, more pre-match and post-match analysis than ever before, and the launch of ‘Republica de la Copa’ our new sports and entertainment show dedicated to the tournament –  Univision Deportes has never devoted as many resources to the Confederations Cup, ensuring the tournament is an unforgettable experience for sports fans.”
 
Each match of the FIFA Confederations Cup will feature an hour of pre-game coverage on “Futbol Central” (Soccer Central). Providing additional coverage, UniMás will launch “Republica de la Copa” (Republic of the Cup), a special 90-minute program airing each night of the tournament at 10 p.m. ET/PT. A first of its kind newsmagazine program on Spanish-language television that mixes both sports and entertainment, “Republica de la Copa” will feature commentary and analysis from leading Univision Deportes personalities and legendary soccer players and coaches including Ivan Zamorano, a former Chile National Team player; Javier “El Vasco” Aguirre, current manager of CF Espanyol in Barcelona, former coach for the Mexican National Team and former midfielder for the Mexico National Team; Pável Pardo Segura, a former defensive midfielder for Liga MX’s Club América, MLS’ Chicago Fire and Germany’s VfB Stuttgart; Fernando Morientes, a former player of Real Madrid, Valencia and the Spanish National Team; as well as Antonio “El Turco” Mohamed, former manager of Liga MX’s Club Tijuana and former player in Mexico and Argentina. Hosted by Alan Tacher,  Montserrat Olivier and Francisco Javier Gonzales, “Republica de la Copa” will also take an in-depth look into host country Brazil with travelogues and state of the nation reports ahead of the FIFA World Cup.
 
Moreover, following each match of the tournament “Contacto Deportivo” (Sports Contact) will air at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on UniMás. “Univision Deportes Futbol Club” airing Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Univision Deportes Network will also dedicate coverage to the Confederations Cup, as will “Despierta América” (Wake-Up America) and “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News). Univision Deportes reporters based throughout Brazil will dedicate coverage to follow the progress of the Mexican, Brazilian and Spanish teams.
 
Univision will air a total of nine matches, including three group stage contests featuring Mexico vs. Italy on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. ET; Brazil vs. Mexico on Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. ET; and Japan vs. Mexico on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. ET, as well as the final rounds of the tournament. UniMás will broadcast five games including the highly anticipated match between legendary soccer teams Italy and Brazil on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. ET. Univision Deportes Network will provide live exclusive coverage of two matches and will also air live post-game programs after every match of the tournament. In addition, all 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup matches will be rebroadcasted on Univision Deportes Network. Leading up to this year’s event, soccer fans can also relive 23 of the best Confederations Cup matches in history on Univision Deportes Network, including Mexico’s run to the final in 1999.
 
The excitement of the FIFA Confederations Cup will kick off Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on the Univision Network with the tournament’s opening ceremony and premiere match featuring host country Brazil vs. Japan live from Estádio Nacional in Brasilia.
 
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Match Broadcast Schedule:
 
Date
Match
Live Pre-Game Coverage
Kick Off Time
Network

June 15, 2013
Brazil vs. Japan
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision
  
June 16, 2013
Mexico vs. Italy
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision

June 16, 2013
Spain vs. Uruguay
“Futbol Central” at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
UniMás
 
 June 17, 2013
Tahiti vs. Nigeria
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
UDN
 
 June 19, 2013
Brazil vs. Mexico
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision

June 19, 2013
Italy vs. Japan
“Futbol Central” at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
UniMás
  
June 20, 2013
Spain vs. Tahiti
“Futbol Central” at 2:30 pm. ET / 11:30 p.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
UniMás

June 20, 2013
Nigeria vs. Uruguay
“Futbol Central” at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
UniMás
  
June 22, 2013
Italy vs. Brazil
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
UniMás

June 22, 2013
Japan vs. Mexico
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision
  
June 23, 2013
Nigeria vs. Spain
“Futbol Central” at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 p.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision

June 23, 2013
Uruguay vs. Tahiti
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
UDN
  
June 26, 2013
Winner A vs. Runner-up B
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision
 
June 27, 2013
Winner B vs. Runner-up A
“Futbol Central” at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Univision
  
June 30, 2013
Loser 13 vs. Loser 14
“Futbol Central” at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT
12 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT
Univision

June 30, 2013
Winner 13 vs. Winner 14
“Futbol Central” at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
Univision
 
 

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