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Sky makes crucial World Cup playoff available to free-to-air broadcasters

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring Wales' second goal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off match against Austria (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has announced that next week's Fifa World Cup qualifier between Wales and Scotland or Ukraine will be shown on free-to-air television by ITV in England, S4C in Wales and STV in Scotland.

Sky Sports has struck agreements with the three commercial broadcasters ahead of the playoff final, the winner of which will qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

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