Inter TV channel and PJSC "Ukraine Football International", the exclusive sales agent of the Ukraininan Football Federation, have signed an agreement on broadcasting of all the national team`s matches until 2014. Thus, the viewers of 'Inter' can watch both the national team friendly matches, and qualifying matches of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
"Today, football is, perhaps, the most popular sport in the country. This summer Ukraine, by welcoming and holding the main European football forum, showed the power of football as the force that could unite the nation behind the national team. Therefore, I consider that our cooperation with the main channel of the country seems quite natural. 'Inter' steadily takes the first place among Ukrainian TV channels, and this fact makes us feel absolutely confident in our choice," - says Oleg Shkreba, CEO of the PJSC "Ukraine Football International".
A long-awaited football match between national teams of England and Ukraine will open the new football season. This match will be held on the 11th of September, at Wembley stadium in London, at 9:00 p.m. (Kyiv time).
"Ukrainian team has not participated in official matches (except of three matches at Euro 2012) for almost three years. And the pressure in such games is much higher than the pressure in friendly matches. The fact, that England is the first rival that our team faces on its way to the World Cup 2014 is quite amazing, as every fan remembers the match against England at Euro 2012. And that goal to the English gates, that has not been accepted, and all the emotions about it" - says Serhiy Dolbilov, the editorial director of the 'Inter`s' documentary and sports projects.
Also, by the end of 2012, 'Inter' will broadcast the matches:
• Moldova vs Ukraine - October 12, 2012; • Ukraine vs Montenegro - October 16, 2012; • Bulgaria vs Ukraine - November 14, 2012.