Goal.com strikes deal to show Fifa Club World Cup

Goal.com, the football news website that is operated by digital sports media company Perform, has acquired live and exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland for the 2014 Fifa Club World Cup football tournament.

Under the deal, which marks Goal.com’s first major move into the live streaming market, the website will show live coverage of both semi-finals as well as the third-place play-off game and the final in Morocco.

Coverage will begin with the semi-final today (Tuesday) between Spanish club Real Madrid and Mexican club Cruz Azul.

Goal.com will also stream live coverage of tomorrow's semi-final between New Zealand’s Auckland City and San Lorenzo from Argentina.

The third-place play-off will take place on December 20 and will be immediately followed by the final.

Graham Shaw, editorial director at Goal.com, said: “Having live and exclusive content is something we are always seeking to expand upon, and showing one of the world's exciting teams in Real Madrid, and their star-studded line-up, is a great way to start.”