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Maybe we just don't get it here in the US but I can get all kind of football except African Qualifiers or African Nation Cups.
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Re: WHY DOES FOX SOCCER NEVER DELIVER ANY OF THE AFRICAN TOURNAMENTS?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 11:47:12 PM »
I was in Venezuela over the last week and I was able to see a couple African Nation Cup games on their Fox Sports, everything was in Spanish but at least someone is getting the games

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Re: WHY DOES FOX SOCCER NEVER DELIVER ANY OF THE AFRICAN TOURNAMENTS?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 01:26:56 AM »
They're busy showing underage USA friendlies  ::)

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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 06:11:06 AM »
What you getting at ?

They never deliver any Caribbean games, only as of lately they did the CONCACAF Champion Cup. And last years Caribbean Cup (I think). They don't do the Asia Cup either.

Maybe its a sponsor thing.

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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 06:42:35 AM »
Broadcast rights?
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 08:02:40 AM »
There are tons of reasons.

The rights are probably relatively cheap compared to UEFA or CONMEBOL but they probably rate the market as being much smaller as well. Also do they bring the Asian Cup? We questioning CAN but the CAN is only now getting attention from general football fans because of the number of players that now star in Europe and that is a recent thing.
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 08:49:12 AM »
Maybe we just don't get it here in the US but I can get all kind of football except African Qualifiers or African Nation Cups.
Sounds like yuh askin answers

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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010, 09:49:47 AM »
Lackof africans with money in the US to warrant the demand for such games. At least, legally registered africans who on the radar of the census bureau.
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2010, 10:36:14 AM »
Egypt v Cameroon on now.

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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2010, 02:38:35 PM »
Is Racial!!!!

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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2010, 10:15:21 PM »
MEP yuh does get it in Pittsburgh :devil:
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2010, 12:37:13 AM »
Maybe we just don't get it here in the US but I can get all kind of football except African Qualifiers or African Nation Cups.

Maybe yuh should ask if Trotters have a African Nations Cup Matchday too

Or is dat solely reserved fuh EPL?  8)
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 12:11:55 PM »
okay i will ;D
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010, 12:18:39 PM »
Lackof africans with money in the US to warrant the demand for such games. At least, legally registered africans who on the radar of the census bureau.

btw, ppl in undocumented status etc. do comply with census bureau reporting
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 12:19:57 PM »
the fox soccer audience would view these games if aired
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2010, 01:31:00 PM »
There are tons of reasons.

The rights are probably relatively cheap compared to UEFA or CONMEBOL but they probably rate the market as being much smaller as well. Also do they bring the Asian Cup? We questioning CAN but the CAN is only now getting attention from general football fans because of the number of players that now star in Europe and that is a recent thing.


I actually heard someone on FSC say that it's expensivie to carry. Maybe not the rights, but the overall package- I don't know nearly enough to comment.

I wouldn't bet against socio-economic & political factors at play that have an influence.....

All else being equal, I imagine if it made pure economic sense, it'd be covered on mainstream football TV.   
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Re: Why does Fox Soccer never deliver any of the African tournaments ?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2010, 06:32:52 PM »
Because they are racist. Plain and simple