Astro to broadcast Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana

By Seng Foo 18 September 2019 105
Astro to broadcast Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana

With Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana action heating up, Astro has secured broadcasting rights for the remaining games of the 2019 season.

The two South American premier club football tournaments are currently in the semi-final stage respectively.

In the Copa Libertadores semi-finals, taking place in October, eternal rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors duel off again in the tournament, having faced each other in last year's final, where the former emerged victorious.

Brazilian sides Gremio and Flamengo face off in the other semi-final tie.

As for Copa Sudamericana, semi-finalists Colon, Atletico Mineiro, Corinthians and Independiente del Valle stand a chance of lifting the trophy for the first time.

The winning teams of both tournaments qualify to play in the Recopa Sudamericana, a two-legged final series.

This year's Copa Libertadores winners also qualify for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, which features five other continental winners, such as UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool and CONCACAF Champions League winners Monterrey, as well as Qatar Stars League champions Al-Sadd as hosts.

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