Live and exclusive semifinals and finals coverage of the most prestigious soccer tournament in Latin America
Los Angeles, CA – July 27, 2010 – Fox Sports en Español, the #1 Hispanic Sports brand, announced today the return of the 51st edition of Copa Santander Libertadores, the most prestigious soccer championship in Latin America. Fox Sports en Español’s live and exclusive game coverage resumes on July 27th with the first semifinals match featuring Chivas de Guadalajara versus Universidad de Chile. The second round of the semifinals will air live on Fox Sports en Español beginning August 3rd. As the CONMEBOL’s premier international club tournament, Copa Santander Libertadores encompasses over 100 matches that will culminate with the two-part final airing live on Fox Sports en Español on August 11th and August 18th.
A fixture in Fox Sports en Español’s lineup since 2002, Copa Santander Libertadores features premier soccer clubs from Mexico and South America. Headlining the semifinals roster this year is Mexico’s most storied team, Chivas of Guadalajara, Chile’s last contender, Universidad de Chile and two of Brazil’s top tier club teams, Sao Paulo and Internacional. After interrupting the tournament to allow for the international soccer action in South Africa, Copa Santander Libertadores 2010 resumes in its semifinals stage. All semifinal and final matches will be telecast live in Spanish, exclusively on Fox Sports en Español.
“Fox Sports en Español is proud to offer exclusive and live coverage of the most important club soccer tournament in the continent,” said Raul de Quesada, Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Creative Services for Fox Sports en Español. “We are committed to consistently offering the foremost soccer content and this is yet another example of our pledge to soccer fans.”
Well-known commentator Alejandro Luna and former Mexican soccer goalkeeper Martin Zuñiga will be on-hand to cover the closing line-up of the Copa Santander Libertadores tournament.
Copa Santander Libertadores Preliminary Semifinal Schedule*
Tuesday, July 27
Chivas (MEX) vs U de Chile (CHI)
Wednesday, July 28
Internacional (BRA) vs Sao Paulo (BRA)
Tuesday, August 3
U de Chile (CHI) vs Chivas (MEX)
Thursday, August 5
Sao Paulo (BRA) vs Internacional (BRA)
*Schedule is subject to change
For a complete schedule of Fox Sports en Espanol's exclusive telecasts of the Copa Santander Libertadores, please visit the network's website at http://www.foxsportsla.msn.com/
About Fox Sports en Español
Reaching more than 18 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which almost 6 million are U.S.Hispanic, Fox Sports en Español is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FSE features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of FútbolLiga Mexicana, Barclays Premier League, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series; Top Rank boxing, UFC® and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video and portable content from FSE Móvil, FSE is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.
Fox Sports en Español, a network within the Fox Sports Media Group, is distributed by Fox Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at http://www.foxsportsla.msn.com/