Sky gets exclusive rights to UEFA Nations League England matches

If you want to watch England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland’s campaigns in the new UEFA Nations League, you’ll need Sky Sports. The subscription service has just announced that it has won the exclusive live coverage rights for the national teams.

Next year, first UEFA Nations League will get underway, with national teams split into four leagues based on UEFA rankings. The teams will play across September, October and November, with the group winners entering knockout stages.

All the home nations' games will be covered exclusively on Sky Sports. In addition, the channel has exclusivity on both the Euro 2020 and World Cup 2020 qualifiers. The deal lasts between 2018 and 2022, which means that (all going well for the national teams), there could be as many 900 live international games to watch over that time.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports said: "Showing England in competitive matches exclusively live for the first time in seven years is great news for our viewers with the UEFA Nations League putting the top nations against each other regularly. Added to the recent success of Wales and Northern Ireland in reaching major tournaments, there is even more reason to follow the Home Nations on Sky Sports."

If you want to watch some international football a little earlier than 2018, Sky Sports also has exclusivity on the home nations' qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

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