Copa América Centenario to be shown in Paraguay after rights deal secured

Paraguayan football fans will be able to watch their national team in action at the Copa América Centenario after a broadcast deal was concluded for the special edition of the tournament, which commences in the United States next month.

Paraguay had been left without an agreement for the event, with President Horacio Cartes having intervened in an effort to force through a deal, stating last week he would “do everything he can” to change the situation.

Under the agreement announced yesterday (Tuesday) by Cartes, cable television broadcaster Unicanal and pay-television broadcaster Tigo Sports have acquired the rights from the IMG agency, with state broadcaster Paraguay TV also set to televise games under a sublicensing agreement.

The Copa América Centenario will run from June 3-26, with Paraguay having been drawn in Group A alongside the host nation, Colombia and Costa Rica. It will kick-off its campaign against the Costa Ricans in Orlando on June 4.