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TELEMUNDO DEPORTES PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE SPANISH-LANGUAGE COVERAGE OF THE FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP PARAGUAY 2019

All Matches will Air Live on Universo and the Telemundo Deportes app Starting Thursday, November 21 Through Sunday, December 1; the Semis and the Final will Air live on Telemundo and the Telemundo Deportes app

Tournament Will Feature 16 Nations Including Returning Champion Brazil along with Mexico, USA, Paraguay, Uruguay, Portugal and Italy

Miami – November 18, 2019 – Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the FIFA World CupTM and all major FIFA tournaments, presents exclusive coverage of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay, the 10th edition of the premier beach soccer tournament that brings together 16 teams from around the world to compete in the heart of South America, promising the best action and atmosphere.

The 11-day event kicks off Thursday, November 21 with four matches airing on Universo starting at 2 p.m. ET including Mexico’s debut against Uruguay and USA taking on Switzerland. All matches will air live on Universo and the Telemundo Deportes app. The final rounds will air live on Telemundo beginning with the semis on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 pm and the 3rd place and final match on Sunday, December 1 beginning at 2 pm.

The coverage will be led by Telemundo Deportes’ Copán Álvarez, alongside Diego Pessolano, Walter Roque and special guest analyst, former captain of the USA Beach Soccer National Team, Oscar Gil. In addition, Telemundo’s Carlos Yustis will be reporting from Paraguay during the semifinals and final.

Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms will complement match coverage throughout the tournament with highlights on demand across Twitter and Facebook and color stories via Instagram.

Among the 16 nations competing is returning champion Brazil, along with Mexico, Paraguay, USA, Uruguay, Italy and Portugal. The roster also includes Belarus, Japan, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, Senegal, Switzerland, Tahiti and United Arab Emirates.

The stellar line-up of players to participate in the tournament includes the return of many stars including defending champions Brazil, goalkeeper Mao, the adidas Glove Glove in 2009, defender Bruno Xavier, the adidas Golden Ball in 2013, and Pivot Rodrigo. Mexico will feature Diego Villasenor who was named Best Goalkeeper at the Concacaf Championship for the second consecutive edition, as well as wide man Benjamin Mosco who was named Player of the Tournament.

The FIFA Beach World Cup takes place every two years. Beach soccer is played on sand and emphasizes on skill, agility and accuracy in shooting at the goal. It is the only version of soccer where no game can end in a tie. Regardless of the tournament phase, extra time and penalty kicks are played if a match is leveled at the end of regulation. This makes the games more intense and emotional, with teams playing more offensively and seeking to score.

SCHEDULE:

DateTime (ET)MatchNetwork
Thurs, Nov 212:15 p.m.Italy vs. TahitiUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.Switzerland vs. USAUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Uruguay vs. MexicoUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.Paraguay vs. Japan UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Fri, Nov 222:15 p.m.Senegal vs. RussiaUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.Portugal vs. NigeriaUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Belarus vs. United Arab EmiratesUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.Brazil vs. OmanUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Sat, Nov 232:15 p.m.Tahiti vs. MexicoUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.USA vs. JapanUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Uruguay vs. ItalyUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.Paraguay vs. SwitzerlandUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Sun, Nov 242:15 p.m.Russia vs. United Arab EmiratesUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.Nigeria vs. Oman UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Belarus vs. SenegalUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.Brazil vs. Portugal UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Mon, Nov 252:15 p.m.Mexico vs. Italy UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.Japan vs. Switzerland UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Tahiti vs. UruguayUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.USA vs. ParaguayUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Tues, Nov 262:15 p.m.United Arab Emirates vs. SenegalUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.Oman vs. Portugal UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Russia vs. Belarus UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.Nigeria vs. Brazil UNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Thurs, Nov 282:15 p.m.Quarter FinalsUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.Quarter FinalsUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 5:25 p.m. Quarter FinalsUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 7 p.m.Quarter FinalsUNIVERSO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Sat, Nov 30 2:15 p.m.Semifinals TELEMUNDO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.SemifinalsTELEMUNDO,
Telemundo Deportes App
Sun, Dec 12:15 p.m.3rd PlaceTELEMUNDO,
Telemundo Deportes App
 3:50 p.m.FINAL TELEMUNDO,
Telemundo Deportes App

 

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