UEFA Nations League Debuts Live on DStv and GOtv

 

MultiChoice Kenya is excited to announce that it has acquired rights to the brand-new UEFA Nations League and a host of international friendlies.

 

DStv and GOtv customers will be treated to a festival of European national team football on SuperSport, played during the FIFA break starting this week.

 

Viewers will be able to watch over 25 matches in the next 6 days every single night from Wednesday 5 September to Tuesday 11 September, featuring European nations which fared so well in the recent FIFA World Cup.

 

The tournament will be broadcast live on SuperSport’s multiple platforms which include TV, online via the DStv Now App and digital.

 

Thursday’s opening fixtures feature two block-buster matchups; World champions France against a German side eager to make amends for their World Cup disappointment and World cup runners-up Croatia, led by the recently crowned UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, Luka Modric, facing off against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

 

Other crackers on match day one of the Nations Cup include England against Spain on Saturday and Portugal against Italy on Tuesday.

 

MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, Eric Odipo said: “We are very excited to bring this new tournament to our loyal customers. Football fans need not be worried as international football breaks will remain packed with football on SuperSport. Only the World of Champions on DStv and GOtv provides you with a front row view of all the football that really matters.”

 

Broadcast details

 

Thursday 6 September

Kick-off (CAT)

DStv

GOtv

UEFA Nations League

Kazakhstan vs Georgia

16:00

SS3A/ SS3N

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Armenia vs Liechtenstein

18:00

SS3A/ SS3N

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Wales vs Rep. Ireland

20:45

SS6A

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

Germany vs France

20:45

SS3A / SS3N/Max 2

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Slovenia vs Bulgaria

20:45

SS11

UEFA Nations League

Czech Republic vs Ukraine

20:45

SS7A / SS7N

International Friendly

Austria vs Sweden

20:45

SS10A

International Friendly

Netherlands vs Peru

20:45

SS8A / Max 360

Select 3

International Friendly

Portugal vs Croatia

20:45

SS5A / SS5N / Max 1

Friday 7 September

Kick-off (CAT)

DStv

GOtv

UEFA Nations League

Azerbaijan vs Kosovo

18:00

SS3A / SS3N

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Albania vs Israel

20:45

SS10A

Select 1

UEFA Nations League

Turkey vs Russia

20:45

SS8A / Max 360

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

Italy vs Poland

20:45

SS3A / SS3N / Max 1

Select 4

International Friendly

Scotland vs Belgium

20:45

SS7A / SS7N / Max 2

Saturday 8 September

Kick-off (CAT)

DStv

Other

UEFA Nations League

Northern Ireland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina

15:00

SS3A / SS3N

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Switzerland vs Iceland

18:00

SS3A / SS3N / Max 2

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Finland vs Hungary

18:00

SS7A / SS7N / SS10A

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

Estonia vs Greece

20:45

SS7A / SS7N /SS10A / Max 360

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

England vs Spain

20:45

SS3A/ SS3N / Max 1

Select 4

Sunday 9 September

Kick-off (CAT)

DStv

Other

UEFA Nations League

Ukraine vs Slovakia

15:00

SS3A / SS3N

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Bulgaria vs Norway

18:00

SS4A

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

Denmark vs Wales

18:00

SS3A / SS3N / Max 2

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

France v Netherlands

20:45

SS3A / SS3N / Max 1

Select 4

International Friendly

Germany vs Peru

20:45

SS7A / SS7N / SS10A

Select 2

Monday 10 September

Kick-off (CAT)

DStv

Other

UEFA Nations League

Scotland vs Albania

20:45

SS7A / SS7N/ SS10A

Select 1

UEFA Nations League

Serbia vs Romania

20:45

SS9A / Max 2

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

Sweden vs Turkey

20:45

SS5A / SS5N / SS10A

Select 3

UEFA Nations League

Portugal vs Italy

20:45

SS3A / SS3N / Max 1

Select 4

International Friendly

Russia vs Czech Republic

18:00

SS3A / SS3N / Max 1

Select 4

Tuesday 11 September

Kick-off (CAT)

DStv

Other

UEFA Nations League

Hungary vs Greece

20:45

SS10A / SS11

Select 1

UEFA Nations League

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Austria

20:45

SS4A

Select 2

UEFA Nations League

Spain vs Croatia

20:45

SS3A / SS3N / Max 1

Select 4

UEFA Nations League

Iceland vs Belgium

20:45

SS6A / Max 360

International Friendly

Poland vs Republic of Ireland

20:45

SS7A / SS7N

International Friendly

Northern Ireland vs Israel

20:45

SS8A

International Friendly

England vs Switzerland

21:00

SS5A / SS5N / Max 2

Select 3

 

 

Notes on the new UEFA Nations League:

 

To be played biannually, the tournament features all 55 UEFA member associations divided into four leagues; League A, B, C and D. Grouping of the teams into leagues is according to their rank in the UEFA rankings to ensure that they are evenly matched.

 

League A is made up of the top 12 ranked nations. The 12 are subdivided into four groups of three.

 

League B is made up of nations ranked from number 13 to 24 and they are also subdivided into four groups of three.

 

League C consists of the nations ranked from number 25 to 39. This league is also divided into four groups. However, three of the groups have four teams each whilst the fourth group has three teams.

 

League D is made up of the 16 teams ranked from number 40 to 55. This league is subdivided into four groups of four.

 

The tournament’s champions will emerge from League A. The four group winners will from this league will contest the semi-finals, third-place playoff and the final, all to be played in June next year. Nations finishing at the bottom of their groups in this league are relegated to League B.

 

League B group winners gain promotion to League A whilst the four nations finishing at the bottom of their groups are relegated to League C. The same scenario applies to League C with group winners gaining promotion to League B and the last place finishers getting relegated to League D.

 

No team gets relegated in League D but group winners do gain promotion to League C.

 

A second chance to qualify for Euro 2020 is another element that will ensure that the tournament is competitive.

 

Should the 16 Nations League group winners or the next best placed teams fail to qualify for Euro 2020 during the qualification campaign scheduled to start in March next year, progress to a playoff to compete for the final four Euro 2020 spots.

 

Nations League group matches will be played on a home and away basis in the months of September, October and November 2018.