TVA Sports to televise 2014 World Cup games

Roman Zozulya (left) of Ukraine scores as he challenges Lukasz Piszczek of Poland during their 2014...

Roman Zozulya (left) of Ukraine scores as he challenges Lukasz Piszczek of Poland during their 2014 World Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium in Warsaw, March 22, 2013. (PETER ANDREWS/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:53 PM ET

TVA Sports will partner with CBC/Radio-Canada to televise games from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The French-language sports channel will broadcast 18 matches live and 46 others on tape delay during the month-long tournament next summer. CBC will air games in English while Radio-Canada will carry games in French.

"The TVA Sports network is extremely proud to be associated with one of the world's premier sporting events," TVA Group president and CEO Pierre Dion said. "Becoming a FIFA World Cup licensed broadcaster reflects our intention to keep soccer front and centre on TVA Sports, where we already air Montreal Impact and Champions League matches. Our agreement with Radio-Canada also confirms the major presence we've already achieved in the hearts and minds of Quebec soccer fans,"

Under the partnership, TVA Sports will also carry all 16 matches from the 2013 Confederations Cup tournament. Host Brazil will be joined by Italy, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti in the Confederations Cup June 15-30.


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