Los Angeles, CA – FOX Sports World, the only 24-hour English-language, all international sports network in the United States, announced the addition of the Dutch league to its growing inventory of soccer programming. The network will broadcast live coverage of the Dutch league’s 2000/2001 season beginning on Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 P.M. ET with Sparta Rotterdam facing off against Feyenoord. FOX Sports World will carry up to 2 games per week.
The Dutch league, home to famous alumnae as Kluivert, Bergkamp and Overmars, is comprised of the top teams from the countries of European soccer. PSV Eindhoven, who finished the 1999/2000 season 18 points clear to clinch their 15th league title, will have their title challenged by Feyenoord who are off to a strong start this season and by Ajax, with their arsenal of highly rated players including Aron Winter and Richard Knopper.
‘We are pleased to bring another great competitive league to our 2000/2001 programming line-up,’ said Larry Gillman, General Manager of FOX Sports World. ‘We know the fans appreciate the appeal of international competition and FOX Sports World is the platform to deliver it’.
As a complement to the Dutch league, FOX Sports World has plans for weekly highlight show dedicated to Dutch league competition. The show, to be announced at a later date, is tentatively scheduled for Monday mornings.
FOX Sports World is available to cable and satellite homes throughout the United States. FOX Sports World is affiliated with FOX Sports International, a venture between News Corporation Ltd. and Liberty Media Corporation. Visit FOX Sports World online at www.foxsportsworld.com.
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