Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Copa Santander Libertadores returns to FOX Deportes

Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2010 – FOX Deportes announced today the return of the Copa Santander Libertadores, the most prestigious soccer championship in Latin America.  Live and exclusive game coverage begins on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:15 PM ET with the first preliminary round match, featuring Arsenal FC (ARG) versus U. Sport Huancayo (PER). The tournament encompasses over 100 matches, culminating with the two-part final in late June and early July.

The Copa Santander Libertadores, a fixture in the FOX Deportes lineup since 2002, features 38 clubs from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.  Headlining the roster are some of Mexico’s most storied teams, including Chivas of Guadalajara, Cruz Azul, and Tigres. The tournament will also feature 2011 champions, Santos FC (BRA), and 2011 finalists, Flamengo (BRA). Matches will be broadcast live in Spanish on FOX Deportes and will include a pre-game for those matches involving a Mexican team.

“FOX Deportes is honored to bring its loyal audience exclusive and live coverage of the most coveted club soccer tournament of the Americas,” said Vincent Cordero, EVP and General Manager for FOX Deportes. “We take pride in our network’s commitment to consistently bring fans the soccer action they love.”

Acclaimed commentator Bruno Vain and Martin Zuñiga will perform play-by-play duties and will call all matches. 

Copa Santander Libertadores 2012 Preliminary Stage Schedule*

Date        Kickoff ET     Match

1/24/12    6:15           Arsenal FC (ARG) v Sport Huancayo (PER)
1/24/12    8:30           El Nacional (ECU) v Libertad (PAR)
1/25/12    4:50           Union Española (CHI)  v Tigres UANL (MEX)
1/25/12    7:00           Real Potosí (BOL) v Flamengo (BRA)
1/25/12    7:00           Internacional (BRA) v Once Caldas (COL)
1/26/12    5:45           Peñarol (URU) v Caracas FC (VEN)
Date        Kickoff ET      Match
1/31/12    6:00            Libertad (PAR) v El Nacional (ECU)
1/31/12    8:30            Sport Huancayo (PER) v Arsenal FC (ARG)
2/1/12      7:00            Flamengo (BRA) v Real Potosí (BOL)
2/1/12      7:00            Once Caldas (COL) v Internacional (BRA)
2/2/12      6:30           Caracas FC (VEN) v Peñarol (URU)
2/2/12      9:00           Tigres UANL (MEX)  v  Union Española (CHI)

*Schedule is subject to change

For a complete schedule of exclusive telecasts on of the Copa Santander Libertadores, please visit the network's website at www.foxdeportes.com.

About FOX Deportes
Reaching more than 18 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which almost 6 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of Fútbol Liga Mexicana, Barclays Premier League, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Copa Santander Libertadores and Copa Nissan Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series; Top Rank Boxing, and UFC® 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 FD Móvil, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.  For more information, visit FOX Deportes online at Foxdeportes.com

SOURCE: FOX Deportes

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