Monday, March 26, 2007

Australian women’s Olympic team broadcast deal

Australia's national, multilingual television network, SBS, has reached agreement with Football Federation Australia to broadcast the Australian Women's U-23 team's final round of Olympic Qualifying matches to be played in the small town of Coffs Harbour. north of Sydney. With a current FIFA world ranking of 14, the Australians anticipate a spot in the football tournament at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Highlights of the Matildas match against Hong Kong will be shown in The World Game on Sunday 8 April with live coverage of their matches against North Korea on Sunday 10 June and Taiwan on Sunday 12 August. "This is a fantastic show of support by SBS for the Matildas and is set to continue with SBS’ commitment to the FIFA Women’s World Cup later this year,” said FFA Head of Commercial Operations, John O’Sullivan.

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