The Football Association of Wales has announced a streaming partnership with BBC Cymru Wales.

For the next five years, the channel gains the rights to show Cymru‘s international Women’s Football games. 

This includes the remaining qualifying games for the FIFA World Cup finals, hosted in Australia and New Zealand, the next European Championship campaign as well as the 2027 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Cymru captain, Sophie Ingle, said: “It’s been amazing to see the impact that media coverage has had and can continue to have on our game. 

“Tonight, we will have a record crowd in attendance and thanks to BBC Cymru Wales we’ll also have many more watching from home too! The support from The Red Wall truly drives us.”  

The deal was announced at Cymru’s final qualifying match at Cardiff City Stadium, where Gemma Grainger’s team drew against Slovenia, which guaranteed a place for the Welsh team in the play-offs for the World Cup finals for the first time. 

“I’m incredibly pleased that we’ve signed this latest deal to bring Wales’s Women’s football to our screens, and I know audiences will be delighted that they can continue to follow the team, free to air on the BBC for the next five years,” added Rhuanedd Richards, Director BBC Cymru Wales.

“Our commitment to reflect women’s sport is unwavering and we’re looking forward to building on the success of our coverage of the World Cup qualifiers.” 

Additionally, the BBC has also secured the radio rights for all Cymru’s international men and women’s games for the next four years in a separate deal.

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