World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

The wait is almost over! From September, Sky Sports viewers will have the opportunity to watch over 200 live FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier games from the comfort of their homes. Over 200 teams will battle it out for a place to join hosts Russia in the final 32 in what is set to be another blockbuster sporting event.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring on his debut during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between England and Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The Opportunity

The wait is almost over! From September, Sky Sports viewers will have the opportunity to watch over 200 live FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier games from the comfort of their homes. Over 200 teams will battle it out for a place to join hosts Russia in the final 32 in what is set to be another blockbuster sporting event.

Sky Media are delighted to present a unique sponsorship opportunity for the right brand to build positive association with the key games leading to the biggest stage in International football; the FIFA World Cup.

 

The Content

The FIFA World Cup is a landmark event in every football fans diary and the road to Russia will kick off in September. Sky Sports viewers can watch all the drama unfold, with teams from across Europe competing for a place on the world’s biggest stage.

The World Cup Qualifiers will present football fans and more importantly managers the opportunity to see how well their squads play together against tough International opposition as they embark on their quest for a place in Russia 2018.

In recent years, world football has seen an influx of exciting young talent looking to make a name for themselves at international level. Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, the quick-footed Frenchman Anthony Martial and the Premier League’s top scorer Harry Kane are among a growing list of young stars looking to reach their first World Cup Finals.

The qualifiers are made up of 9 groups containing 6 teams in each group. England will be looking to make it to Russia to improve on their last World Cup performance, but will face fierce rivals Scotland in Group F, whilst Northern Ireland will face defending World Cup Champions Germany in what is known as ‘The Group of Death’ – one of the toughest groups of them all.

Group D see’s a huge clash between The Republic Of Ireland and Wales, with both sides looking to build on successful qualifying campaigns for Euro 2016. Sky Sports viewers can catch all the action live in stunning HD, catch-up On Demand or on the move via the Sky Go App.

 

Scheduling

Live 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
c. 60 live matches over 10 weeks, including the biggest teams from around the globe (c. 6 live matches per week) –
4th September-10th October 2017.

c. 190 live matches on ‘red button’ over 10 weeks, including the biggest teams from around the globe –
4th September-10th October 2017.

Repeats/Highlights (including England highlights)
c. 130 highlight shows throughout the campaign period. –
4th September-10th October 2017

 

Accreditation 

The sponsor will receive the following accreditation across each live match:
Live – an average of 2 x 15” and 6 x 5” credits per match
Repeats – an average of 2 x 15” and 6 x 5” credits

*All scheduling and accreditation is estimated and subject to change.

 

Contact Details

Joseph Hills | Activation Executive | Sky Sports

joseph.hills@sky.uk  | 0207 032 2025

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