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FreeSports picks up Coupe de France rights

The Coupe de France club football competition will receive free-to-air exposure in the UK after digital television channel FreeSports acquired rights to the remainder of this season’s tournament.

The agreement commences today (Tuesday), with FreeSports providing live coverage of reigning champion Paris Saint-Germain’s quarter final clash against fellow Ligue 1 club Dijon FCO.

FreeSports said it will also air the 2018-19 Coupe de France’s semi-finals and final.

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