U.S. Men's National Team Matches At The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup To Be Televised Live on TeleFutura
CHICAGO (June 10, 2009) – The U.S. Men’s National Team’s matches at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup will be broadcast live on Univision Networks, which will televise all 16 matches of the tournament, which takes place June 14-28 in South Africa.
The United States has been drawn into a powerful Group B along with reigning world champions Italy, five-time World Cup winners Brazil, and reigning African Cup of Nations winners Egypt. The U.S. kicks off action against Italy on June 15 at Loftus Versfeld in Tshwane/Pretoria, at 2:25 p.m. ET. Three days later, the U.S. faces Brazil at 9:55 a.m. ET in the same venue. The United States finishes group play on June 21 against Egypt at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg at 2:25 p.m. ET. All three U.S. group matches will be broadcast live on TeleFutura.
Univision will televise five matches, including the first-round match between Italy and Brazil, the third place game and the final on Sunday, June 28. All matches on Univision will include 30-minute República Deportiva pre- and post-game shows. Galavision will also broadcast five matches, all during the group phase of the eight-team tournament. Both semifinal games will be broadcast live on TeleFutura.
The U.S. is playing in its fourth FIFA Confederations Cup tournament, having appeared most recently in the 2003 event in a group with Brazil, Turkey and Cameroon. The team reached the semifinals of the 1999 tournament, beating Germany and New Zealand in group play before losing to hosts Mexico in the semifinals. The matches will represent the USA’s second time playing on South African soil, the team having defeated South Africa 1-0 on Nov. 11, 2007, in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Television Schedule
|1||Group A||June 14||South Africa vs. Iraq||9:55 a.m.||ESPN2, Galavisión||Johannesburg|
|2||Group A||June 14||New Zealand vs. Spain||2:25 p.m.||ESPN2, Univisión||Rustenburg|
|3||Group B||June 15||Brazil vs. Egypt||9:55 a.m.||ESPN2, Galavisión||Bloemfontein|
|4||Group B||June 15||USA vs. Italy||2:25 p.m.||ESPN, TeleFutura||Pretoria|
|5||Group A||June 17||Spain vs. Iraq||9:55 a.m.||ESPN2, Galavisión||Bloemfontein|
|6||Group A||June 17||South Africa vs. New Zealand||2:25 p.m.||ESPN2, Galavisión||Rustenburg|
|7||Group B||June 18||USA vs. Brazil||9:55 a.m.||ESPN2, TeleFutura||Pretoria|
|8||Group B||June 18||Egypt vs. Italy||2:25 p.m.||ESPN2, Galavisión||Johannesburg|
|9||Group A||June 20||Spain vs. South Africa||2:25 p.m.||ESPN2, Univisión||Bloemfontein|
|10||Group A||June 20||Iraq vs. New Zealand||2:25 p.m.||ESPN360.com (1 a.m., June 21 ESPN2), TeleFutura||Johannesburg|
|11||Group B||June 21||Egypt vs. USA||2:25 p.m.||ESPN2, TeleFutura||Rustenburg|
|12||Group B||June 21||Italy vs. Brazil||2:25 p.m.||ESPN, Univisión||Pretoria|
|13||Semifinals||June 24||1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B||2:25 p.m.||ESPN, TeleFutura||Bloemfontein|
|14||Semifinals||June 25||1st Group B vs. 2nd Group A||2:25 p.m.||ESPN, TeleFutura||Johannesburg|
|15||Third Place||June 28||Runner-up 13 vs. Runner-up 14||8:55 a.m.||ESPN2, Univisión||Rustenburg|
|16||Final||June 28||Winner 13 vs. Winner 14||2:25 p.m.||ESPN2, Univisión||Johannesburg|