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DAZN lands Chinese Super League rights in Italy

Sports streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Italy to the Chinese Super League (CSL) top-tier football competition.

The two-year deal covers the 2019 and 2020 CSL seasons.

This weekend, DAZN will broadcast live and on-demand coverage of Jiangsu Suning vs Shanghai Shenhua and Guangzhou Evergrande vs Hebei China Fortune.

Italy’s World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is the coach of CSL team Guangzhou Evergrande, while former Serie A stars Marek Hamsik and Fredy Guarin currently play for Dalian Yifang and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, respectively.

DAZN is currently showing the Copa América in Italy after recently acquiring the rights.