S4C will be providing live and exclusive coverage of Saturday’s Euro 2008 qualifying match between Cyprus and Wales.
The Channel will have free-to-view terrestrial coverage on S4C and S4C digital, live from the GPS Stadium, Nicosia, with coverage starting at 4.55pm. S4C will also show extensive highlights of the match at 10.00pm.
Pel-droed Rhyngwladol: Cyprus v Cymru will be available on analogue and all digital platforms in Wales and on Sky 134 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with live English subtitles available.
The exclusive broadcasting rights to the Cyprus v Wales match follows the recent announcement of a four-year deal with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) giving S4C the terrestrial television rights to Welsh international and domestic football from the start of the 2008/09 season.
David Collins, Secretary General of the FAW said: "The FAW is delighted that S4C will be showing the Cyprus v Wales live on all its platforms. This shows the continuing commitment of S4C to football in Wales and build on the excellent relationship between our two organisations."
Rhian Gibson S4C’s Director of Commissioning said: “We’re delighted to be broadcasting such a high-profile match live and exclusive on S4C It reflects our huge commitment to Welsh football, underlined by the new deal to broadcast international and domestic football for the next four seasons.”
John Toshack’s side will be hoping to build on the impressive recent victory against Slovakia in Group D, by doing the double on a Cyprus side whom they beat 3-1 at home a year ago.
The coverage will be introduced by Gareth Roberts, with analysis from former Wales internationals Dai Davies and Malcolm Allen. Morgan Jones and commentators Nic Parry and Meilyr Owen will be in the GPS Stadium to see if Wales can keep alive the outside chance of qualifying.
Pel-droed Rhyngwladol: Cyprus v Cymru will be broadcast live and exclusive on Saturday, 13 October at 4.55pm, with highlights at 10,00pm. English subtitles are available
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