STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, announced today that it will carry the complete 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship tournament beginning January 12-30. Matches, which are being shown live from Doha, Qatar, the site of the 2022 Men's World Cup, will be available on the ONE World Sports network and website.
For the first time, the AFC U-23 Championship will serve as the AFC qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games with the top three teams heading to Brazil as the AFC representatives. The full schedule of matches airing on ONE World Sports can be found on http://www.oneworldsports.com/AFCU23schedule.
"ONE World Sports coverage of the AFC U-23 Championship demonstrates the network's mission of showcasing sports and athletes from around the globe and highlighting the passion and thrill of competition with Olympic aspirations on the line," said Joel Feld, ONE World Sports Executive Vice President of Programming & Production. "The AFC U-23 tournament not only provides a sneak peek of those qualifiers who may compete in the 2016 Olympics, it also provides a fascinating first look at some of the venues in Doha which FIFA chose to host the 2022 World Cup."
ONE World Sports is the U.S. TV home of the quadrennial AFC soccer tournaments. In January 2015, the network carried the AFC Asian Cup, the second oldest continental football championship after Copa America. Host country Australia earned the victory over South Korea and automatic qualification for the FIFA Confederations Cup. The 2016 AFC U-23 Championship, featuring 16 qualifying national teams from throughout the Middle and Far East, will mark the second edition of the AFC's quadrennial international age-restricted championship for men's under-23 national teams throughout Asia. Iraq is the current title-holder.
About the AFC
The AFC, one of six confederations comprising the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), is Asian soccer's governing body with 46 member associations. The AFC Asian Cup is the world's second oldest continental football championship after Copa America; the winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA Confederations Cup.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is America's Network for Global Sports, producing best-in-class, captivating live sports content from around the world. With multi-platform capabilities and superior production quality, ONE World Sports is one of the fastest growing independent sports networks available throughout the United States. Currently available to more than 30 million homes nationally on cable, telco and satellite, ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America's most popular sports played professionally outside the USA -- basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey -- plus sporting events with the largest global followings, including soccer and cricket. ONE World Sports is distributed through Verizon FiOS, go90, DISH Network, Charter Communications, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, RCN and a growing number of systems through the NCTC. In addition, the network's mobile app, Watch ONE World Sports, features a live stream of the network for authenticated subscribers and on-demand content for all users. More information on ONE World Sports and its availability in particular markets can be found at www.oneworldsports.com or consumers can call their television distributor. Watch ONE World Sports is available in the Apple and the Google Play stores.
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