3 Nov 2012

Sport: Brazil 2014 to be screened across Oceania

9:33 am on 3 November 2012

The Oceania Football Confederation says the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be screened across all territories of Oceania, excluding New Zealand.

The OFC has confirmed its partner MP & Silva, a leading international media rights company, has secured a deal with SBS Australia to televise the world cup.

The package offers all 64 matches from Brazil live and daily highlights of 45 minutes, as well as all FIFA tournaments between 2012 and 2014, including the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti and 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.

The SBS Australia is able to offer the coverage as the licensee for FIFA media rights in Australia and Oceania during the 2011-2014 cycle.

The OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas says it's fantastic people in the region will again get the chance to watch the world's biggest footballing event.

He says this can only be good for the game because young people will be able to see their heroes in action and have something to aspire to.

He also added they are committed to seeing an increase in football exposure across the Pacific.