• FreeSports to show 25 games from the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019
  • The tournament will be live and free in the UK and Ireland
  • 24 Teams from 6 Confederations will take part in the tournament hosted by Poland

FreeSports will have live and free coverage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 between May 23rd and June 15th this Summer. The 22nd edition of the tournament features 24 teams from around the world will compete in 6 groups across 6 venues in Poland.

Richard Webb, COO of FreeSports said, “We are delighted to add to our ever growing football content on FreeSports with the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. Youth football will be well represented this summer with the Toulon Tournament also being covered in June.

Select weekly Serie A and MLS games have been well received on the channel this season so we look forward to bringing more world class football free to UK viewers.”

Josh Smith, FIFA Director of TV Services said, “The FIFA U-20 World Cup is one of our most exciting competitions where young stars are discovered. We are happy to be working with FreeSports to offer fans in the UK free-to-air access to catch some of the future legends of the game.”

A total of 504 players have been called up by the 24 nations involved this Summer hoping to follow in the footsteps of global stars such as Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Paul Pogba, Alexandre Lacazette, David Trezeguet and many others who have starred in previous tournaments.

There will also be plenty of interest with UK based players set to feature in the tournament this Summer. Timothy Weah, most recently on loan at Celtic will line out for the United States having scored 3 goals for the Glasgow side. Portugal boast four players plying their trade with Premier League sides, Diogo Dalot (Man United), Ruben Vinagre (Wolves), Mesaque Dju (West Ham) and Joao Virginia (Everton) have all been selected in their respective 23 man squad.

Manchester City have two players from their youth ranks set to feature for their national sides in Poland, Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru (Nigeria) and Alpha Diounkou (Senegal).

Other participants from players at UK clubs include Anderson Arroyo (Liverpool/Colombia), Jaime Alvarado (Watford/Colombia), Nathan Ofoborh (Bournemouth/Nigeria), Chinonso Emeka (Brook House FC/Nigeria), John Kitolano (Wolves/Norway), Leo Ostigard (Brighton/Norway), Mateusz Bogusz (Leeds/Poland), Thakgalo Leshabela (Leicester/South Africa) as well as New Zealand u20s coach Des Buckingham.

FreeSports began broadcasting just 20 months ago and is the UK’s fastest growing sports channel given its access to 22 million homes. FreeSports is available free to air on Sky Channel 422, Virgin TV 553, Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252. FreeSports is also available in Ireland on Sky channel 429.

The free to air sports channel is operated by the team behind Premier Sports, a subscription based service in the UK and Northern Ireland that covers Serie A, LaLiga, Copa América 2019, all 152 games of the Guinness PRO14, the Scottish FA Cup, 500 games from the NHL, GAA National League and Championships on top of being the home to the NASCAR Cup Series.