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T&T/Argentina attract viewers in 92 countries
Wednesday’s friendly international between T&T and Argentina will be broadcast live on local Government Information Services Ltd (GISL) Channel 4 from 3.30 pm, according to a release from the T&T Football Association.
The TTFA said the rights for the match were purchased by GISL.
The match will also be shown live on international sports network BeIN Sports, Sport TV LIVE, SuperSport HD2 Africa, SuperSport 5 Africa, TV2 Sport Premium and Fox Sports among others.
It will be broadcasted live in 92 countries including Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo DR, Croatia, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Montenegro, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Spain, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Uruguay, Yemen and Zambia among others.
“This is something close to what we experienced during the 2006 World Cup in terms of where our country’s national flag will be seen and where the name T&T will be announced for 90 plus minutes of football action,” TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee said on Saturday.
“That alone is a something very significant. My hopes are that we can produce a creditable showing regardless of the final result. I believe that it is not beyond us and I am taking the opportunity now to wish the entire squad the very best in Wednesday’s match. The World will be watching and T&T will be centre stage,” he added.
The Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Sport and Sportt Company are supporting of the team while the Ministry of Tourism will oversee all branding activities to promote the country during the stay in Buenos Aires and at the match at the Estadio Monumental.