DAZN to show Copa América in Spain

OTT sports streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Spain to this year’s edition of the Copa América national team football tournament.

The competition gets underway later today (Friday) in Brazil and runs until July 7.

DAZN will broadcast all matches from the Copa América, which will feature 10 South American teams and two invitational teams in the shape of Qatar and Japan. Coverage will be available on web platforms and on mobile devices and smart TVs.

The opening match of the Copa America will see host nation Brazil take on Bolivia.

DAZN launched in Spain in February, following launches in Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Italy and the US.

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