RTE to broadcast all six UEFA Nations League matches in 2022 in Ireland


RTE has secured the rights to broadcast all six UEFA Nations League matches in 2022.

The announcement was made during a special edition of The Late Late Show tonight, which celebrated the centenary of the Football Association of Ireland.

Declan McBennett, RTÉ Group Head of Sport, said: “RTÉ Sport are delighted to be broadcasting UEFA Nations League matches free to the public given the growing momentum behind the men’s international team and the importance of matches with Scotland, Armenia and especially Ukraine. .

“Combined with our coverage of the women’s national team, the Under-21 qualifying campaign and the domestic match, this visibly demonstrates our commitment to keeping key sporting moments accessible to the widest audience possible.”

As a result of the deal, all four of Ireland’s games in June will be shown on the national broadcaster. Stephen Kenny’s in-form side begin their campaign in Armenia on June 4 before hosting Ukraine at the Aviva Stadium on June 8 in what promises to be an emotional occasion.

The Boy’s in Green next face Dublin at home on June 11, before concluding their summer schedule with an away game against Ukraine, which is tentatively scheduled in Łódź, Poland, on Tuesday June 14. Both will also be broadcast on RTE.

Ireland then take a break before wrapping up their campaign in September with a trip to Scotland and a home game against Armenia.

Kenny has made no secret of his desire to do well in the Nations League. Speaking in October, Kenny revealed how far he thought his team could go in this competition.

“We are playing as a team and we still have a lot of progress to make,” said the Irish coach at the time.

“But seriously, one of the things we looked at is the Nations League.

“Our ambition is to win the group because it will give you a European Championship knockout game regardless of your performance in qualifying.

“We prioritize it and we are determined to win. Keith Andrews and I sat down and discussed it.

“If we apply ourselves and continue to improve and the players get more visibility, we will give ourselves every chance.

“We will make it a priority and we will strive to do so. I think it’s realistic for us to want to do that.

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