BeIN Media Group has acquired the rights to broadcast the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 across the Middle East and North Africa.
The coverage of all 32 matches from the 16-nation tournament will be broadcast live on beIN Sports in Arabic and English. It all gets underway on November 30, with the final taking place on December 18, a year to the day from when the World Cup Qatar 2022 final will take place.
This is the first time the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 is taking place under the FIFA banner, with Arab nations from both the AFC and CAF confederations participating in this showpiece tournament ahead of next year’s big event.
BeIN Sports is one of FIFA’s established broadcast partners globally across men’s and women’s football and is the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 next year in 25 countries, spanning France and MENA.
Mohammad Al-Subaie, CEO of beIN MENA, commented on the deal saying: “As we gear up for arguably the biggest year in beIN’s history when we broadcast the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in MENA and France next year, we’re delighted to be bringing another showpiece event to our viewers across the 24 countries in the MENA region with the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 this year. This tournament will bring together 16 top regional nations in celebration of football and different cultures across the Arab world. It’s an event that will excite fans across the region and we look forward to bringing our viewers all the passion, colour, actions, and emotions directly to their screens and devices over the coming weeks. No-one broadcasts major sports events like beIN Sports”.
It has to be noted that the biggest highlights and behind-the-scenes action will be broadcast every day in Arabic during the tournament on the beIN Sports channel and on beIN’s social media channels. Whereas English coverage will be available to viewers on beIN Sports English 1 with live commentary and English studios.