BBC agrees deals for Scottish football friendlies, WTCR season-opener

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has agreed deals to cover Scotland’s women’s national football team’s friendlies matches ahead of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup and the opening event of the 2019 World Touring Car Cup.

Scotland’s friendlies against Chile on Friday and Brazil on Monday, which take place in Murcia, Spain, will be televised by Gaelic-language channel BBC Alba, along with the match against Jamaica on May 28 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

BBC Alba, which has also broadcast the team’s World Cup qualifying games and will be showing matches at the finals along with BBC Scotland, is billing itself as the home of women’s sport in Scotland.

The national team has been drawn alongside England, Argentina and Japan and will commence its World Cup campaign against its British rival on June 9 in Nice, France.

The BBC’s WTCR deal, which was agreed with the property’s promoter Eurosport Events, initially only covers this weekend’s Marrakech Grand Prix, with three races taking place across Saturday and Sunday.

It will be streamed live on the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.