NBCSN to simulcast USA Women’s World Cup game in Spanish

NBC Sports is looking to capitalize on the United States’ ongoing run in the Women’s World Cup by simulcasting games broadcast in Spanish on sister network Telemundo Deportes on NBCSN.

NBCSN will simulcast USA v Spain and Sweden v Canada, both matches in the round of 16, on June 24.

The NBCUniversal-owned Telemundo is the exclusive Spanish-language home of the Women’s World Cup in the US, while the English-language rights are held by Fox Sports. Cable network FS1 is airing both the USA v Spain and Sweden v Canada matches.

NBCSN likewise simulcast two Telemundo broadcasts of the men’s World Cup from Russia last summer, which was also on Fox for English-language US audiences.

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