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Twitter acquires rights to top-tier Brazilian women’s club football

Social media platform Twitter has acquired rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Feminino da Série A-1, the top division of Brazilian women’s club football.

The agreement with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will cover the 2019 and 2020 Série A-1 seasons.

It commenced with Corinthians’ season-opening 4-1 win at Ponte Preta on Saturday. The CBF said Twitter will exclusively live stream one match per round from the group stage, as well as the quarter-finals and semi-finals. Twitter will also cover the two legs of the final.

The CBF has introduced a new format for the 2019 Série A-1 season, expanding the league to 134 matches per season.

The national governing body said it is continuing to seek out other media partners for the league. Twitter will provide Série A-1 matches on a global basis to users and non-users of the platform.