After the FIFA World Cup fever on ESPN-STAR Sports, it’s time for UEFA Champions League starting Tuesday on Ten Sports, which will broadcast the best matches live throughout the duration of the tournament.
Thirty-two teams have qualified for the group stages of the tournament. In all there are eight groups, each group comprising four teams. Each team in a group will play each other twice on home and away basis with the top two teams in each group progressing to the second round. Winners of the group stage proceed to the knockout stage of the tournament, culminating in the final, which is scheduled to take place in Athens on May 23, 2007.
“Ten Sports is very excited to be able to bring football’s top club competition in the world to our viewers. By acquiring the rights to the UEFA Champions League, we have has again highlighted our determination to bring the best sporting events to our subscribers,” Chris McDonald, CEO, Taj Television Ltd said.
In all, there will be 25 match days. Preceding each live match, Ten Sports will have a 45 minute preview show along with half time and full time analysis from former players and experts in the game.