FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final to go FTA in UK as Wales and Scotland look to book place in Qatar

Sky Sports has announced that it is making Scotland and Wales’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match free-to-air.

The FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final will take place on June 5 between Wales and either Scotland or Ukraine, with the latter two to face off at Hampden Park on June 1. The Play-Off Final winner will join Group B of the World Cup, along with England, Iran and the USA.

The Final will be broadcast on ITV in England, S4C in Wales and STV in Scotland, with Sky agreeing deals with the pubcasters.

Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports, commented: “Next Sunday’s game is a huge fixture for Wales and Scotland supporters, and for football fans throughout the UK and Ireland. We are thrilled to make a game of such national sporting significance available to the widest possible audience, thanks to our partnership with ITV, S4C and STV.”

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “This agreement ensures free to air coverage for all football fans for the crucial World Cup Play-Off Final. The deal with Sky Sports will bring fans of the Home Nations the chance to watch their team progress to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which we hope our viewers will enjoy.”

Bobby Hain, Managing Director of Broadcast at STV, said: “After initiating discussions with Sky Sports and working closely with them to secure an agreement, we’re delighted that this potentially historic moment in Scottish international football will be available for everyone to watch for free on STV.

Sian Doyle, S4C Chief Executive, said: “The play-off final is one of the biggest games in the recent history of the Welsh football team and one the whole nation will be watching with tremendous excitement.”

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