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Univision Sports to Provide Complete Coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 on Galavision and TeleFutura


CHICAGO (Thursday, September 18, 2003) - Univision Sports has announced that its Galavision and TeleFutura networks will combine to televise every match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003, with 27 of the 32 matches shown live. Galavision will be the home of a majority of matches (18 televised, 13 of them live), mostly during the group phase of the tournament, while TeleFutura will carry 14 matches (all live), including the last seven matches of the championship – three of the four quarterfinals, both semifinals, the third place match, and the final.

Coverage of the event begins this Saturday, September 20, as Norway and France open the tournament with a noon ET kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, with TeleFutura’s live coverage beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

TeleFutura will broadcast two of the host United States’ opening-round matches, while Galavision will carry the other. The U.S. vs. Sweden match on Sunday, September 21, will be shown live on TeleFutura at 12:30 p.m. ET. The second match for the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team - on Thursday September 25, vs. Nigeria - will be carried by Galavision, live at 7:25 p.m. ET. The U.S. will conclude group play on Sunday, September 28, as they take on DPR Korea (North Korea) on TeleFutura, with live coverage beginning at 3:50 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, September 27, fans will have the treat of watching the dramatic conclusion of Groups B & C play out with simultaneous coverage of matches on both networks. At 12:30 p.m. ET on September 27, Galavision will show the action live as Korea Republic (South Korea) and Norway face off in Foxboro, Mass. at the same time that France and Brazil face off in Washington, D.C., on TeleFutura with Group B’s places in the quarterfinals likely still in dispute. At 3:15 p.m. ET that same day, Group C’s quarterfinalists will be determined as Canada and Japan battle on Galavision, live from Foxboro, while Argentina and Germany take the field in Washington, with TeleFutura bringing the action to your home or favorite viewing locale.

As the tournament moves from the group phase into the quarterfinals, coverage of the event will shift to TeleFutura, as Galavision will show just one quarterfinal (Wednesday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m. ET) before TeleFutura airs the final seven matches of the tournament, concluding with the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 Final from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Sunday, October 12, live at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Galavision is the leading Spanish-language cable television network in the United States, reaching more than 5.7 million U.S. Hispanic cable subscribers or 90% of all U.S. Hispanic cable households. The TeleFutura Network is Univision’s 24-hour Spanish-language broadcast television network launched in January 2002, reaching 77 % of U.S. Hispanic television households.

Univision Sports is the United States’ Spanish-language television home of FIFA World Championships, having broadcast the 2002 FIFA World Cup as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup, the FIFA World Youth Championship, and the FIFA Under-17 World Championship. Univision is also the U.S. Spanish-language television rightsholder for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Spanish-Language TV Schedule

DateTeamsLocationTV Air Time (ET)Channel
Sept. 20NOR vs FRALincoln Financial Field
(Philadelphia, Pa.)
11:30 a.m. ETTeleFutura
Sept. 20NGA vs PRKLincoln Financial Field
(Philadelphia, Pa.)
2:30 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 20GER vs CANColumbus Crew Stadium
(Columbus, Ohio)
5:30 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 20JPN vs ARGColumbus Crew Stadium
(Columbus, Ohio)
8:15 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 21USA vs SWERFK Stadium
(Washington, D.C.)
12:30 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 21BRA vs KORRFK Stadium
(Washington, D.C.)
3:00 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 21AUS vs RUSThe Home Depot Center
(Carson, Calif.)
8:25 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 21CHN vs GHAThe Home Depot Center
(Carson, Calif.)
11:00 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 24NOR vs BRARFK Stadium
(Washington, D.C.)
4:50 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 24CAN vs ARGColumbus Crew Stadium
(Columbus, Ohio)
12:00 a.m. ET (Delayed)Galavision
Sept. 24GER vs JPNColumbus Crew Stadium
(Columbus, Ohio)
2:00 a.m. ET (Delayed)Galavision
Sept. 24FRA vs KORRFK Stadium
(Washington, D.C.)
4:00 a.m. ET (Delayed)Galavision
Sept. 25SWE vs PRKLincoln Financial Field
(Philadelphia, Pa.)
4:30 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 25USA vs NGALincoln Financial Field
(Philadelphia, Pa.)
7:25 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 25CHN vs AUSThe Home Depot Center
(Carson, Calif.)
12:00 a.m. ET (Delayed)Galavision
Sept. 25GHA vs RUSThe Home Depot Center
(Carson, Calif.)
2:00 a.m. ET (Delayed)Galavision
Sept. 27KOR vs NORGillette Stadium
(Foxboro, Mass.)
12:30 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 27FRA vs BRARFK Stadium
(Washington, D.C.)
12:30 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Sept. 27CAN vs JPNGillette Stadium
(Foxboro, Mass.)
3:15 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 27ARG vs GERRFK Stadium
(Washington, D.C.)
3:15 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Sept. 28SWE vs NGAColumbus Crew Stadium
(Columbus, Ohio)
1:00 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Sept. 28PRK vs USAColumbus Crew Stadium
(Columbus, Ohio)
3:45 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Sept. 28GHA vs AUSPGE Park
(Portland, Ore.)
8:00 p.m. ETGalavision
Sept. 28CHN vs RUSPGE Park
(Portland, Ore.)
10:45 p.m. ETGalavision
Oct. 1Quarterfinal 1: A1 vs. B2Gillette Stadium
(Foxboro, Mass.)
4:30 p.m. ETGalavision
Oct. 1Quarterfinal 2: B1 vs. A2Gillette Stadium
(Foxboro, Mass.)
7:25 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Oct. 2Quarterfinal 3: C1 vs. D2PGE Park
(Portland, Ore.)
7:25 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Oct. 2Quarterfinal 4: D1 vs. C2PGE Park
(Portland, Ore.)
10:25 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Oct. 5Semifinal: Q1 vs. Q3PGE Park
(Portland, Ore.)
7:30 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Oct. 5Semifinal: Q2 vs. Q4PGE Park
(Portland, Ore.)
10:25 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Oct. 11Third Place MatchThe Home Depot Center
(Carson, Calif.)
3:00 p.m. ETTeleFutura
Oct. 12FinalThe Home Depot Center
(Carson, Calif.)
12:30 p.m. ETTeleFutura


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