Wales’ remaining matches in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign will be shown live on S4C.
Starting with Wales’ vital match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Friday 24 March, viewers will be able to enjoy live coverage on free-to-air television in the Welsh language thanks to a deal with Sky Sports, the host broadcaster and official licensee in the UK and Ireland.
Dylan Ebenezer will anchor S4C’s popular presentation team with Nic Parry and Malcolm Allen in the commentary box and former internationals Owain Tudur Jones and Dai Davies providing the analysis.
Wales’ Group D matches continue against Serbia away on Sunday, 11 June, Wales v Austria on Saturday, 2 September and Moldova v Wales on Tuesday, 5 September. October sees fixtures away at Georgia on the 6th and finally home for Wales v Republic of Ireland on Monday, 9 October.
S4C is available on all platforms in Wales and on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media all over the UK. A HD service can be enjoyed on both the Sky and Freesat platforms.
S4C Sports Commissioner Sue Butler said, “We are delighted to offer the only live free-to-air coverage of Wales’ 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Chris Coleman’s team captivated us at Euro 2016 and it’s great to be back with the Wales team following all the action and drama live on S4C.”
And presenter Dylan Ebenezer was also inredibly excited: “This is very exciting news. The reaction to S4C’s coverage from France last summer was incredible and to be able to build on that is excellent.
“The fact that the whole thing will start with such a crucial match against Ireland adds to the excitement. I hope the viewers will enjoy as much as the presenters and production team!”
On this day in 1981 Swansea beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Vetch thanks to goals from Neil Robinson, Jimmy Hadziabdic and Robbie James.