Wales games returning to BBC Cymru
12:20pm Friday 13th July 2012 in Sport
WELSH international football is to return to BBC Cymru Wales television for the first time in eight years.
BBC Cymru Wales has struck a two-year deal to showhighlights of Wales’s home games, including World Cup qualifying matches against Croatia, Serbia, Scotland and John Toshack’s FYR Macedonia.
The deal, which covers two seasons from August this year, means the first international returning to screens will be Wales’s friendly against Bosnia- Herzegovina on Wednesday, August 15, the last warm-up game for Chris Coleman’s side before the World Cup qualifiers begin in September.
The first World Cup qualifier to be shown will be the game against Belgium on Friday, September 7.
The television coverage is in addition to the live broadcasts on Radio Wales and Radio Cymru listeners.
Both stations will continue to cover all of Wales’s games, both home and away.
Online coverage will also continue.
Rhodri Talfan Davies, director, BBC Cymru Wales, said, “Sport is one of the major things that defines us as a nation and I’m delighted that BBC Cymru Wales will be showing television highlights of Wales’s home football internationals once again.”