The first ever UEFA Nations League kicks off live and only on Optus Sport
International football is about to become more competitive, as the inaugural UEFA Nations League kicks off exclusively live on Optus Sport today.
The UEFA Nations League has 55 UEFA National Associations competing in the newly-formed tournament across four, evenly-ranked leagues.
The UEFA Nations League will be played every two years over three consecutive months for each edition.
Optus Sport will provide unprecedented detailed analysis and reactions as part of its live-hosting of key matches.
Host Richard Bayliss will be joined by a variety of on-air talent, including regular Optus Sport contributors Mark Schwarzer and Michael Bridges.
Joining the studio coverage will be former Premier League goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, who earned over 100 caps for Denmark across an illustrious career.
Ned Zelic will also add insight from pitchside alongside Schwarzer, allowing Optus to call upon not only two of Australia’s greatest ever footballing talents, but analysts who have an imposing amount of European football experience.
“We strongly believe this will be a tournament our customers are going to embrace and what a better way to start than with France taking on Germany and England playing Spain,” Optus TV Head of Content, Corin Dimopoulos said.
“It is all about national pride, with the likes of Italy, returning to the world stage; Germany, hoping to redeem after the disappointment of the World Cup; and England’s young squad, aiming to continue their World Cup form.
“This tournament will quickly become an icon on the international stage with all matches counting towards qualification for the UEFA Nations Finals or UEFA Nations League promotion or relegation.
“The great thing about it is that every match matters.”