The Road to Russia Makes a Stop at NBC UNIVERSO This Week for Two CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ Qualifying Matches

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for
Latinos, will exclusively telecast two CONCACAF second-round qualifying
matches for national teams looking to compete at the FIFA World Cup
Russia 2018™ tournament. This Thurs., June 11, the El
Salvador national team will take on St. Kitts & Nevis at 8:00 p.m. ET /
5:00 p.m. PT. On Fri., June 12, Guatemala will play Bermuda at 10:00
p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.
These games will mark the first time that
Central American CONCACAF FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches will be
widely available on cable television in the United States.

Subscribers can also live stream these matches on the NBC UNIVERSO NOW
app, as well as on, and the NBC DEPORTES

The two Central American countries – El Salvador and Guatemala, are
hoping to earn their respective places in history by advancing through
the qualifying stage matches to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™. The El
Salvador National Team has competed in the World Cup twice; while the
Guatemala National Team has never qualified for the World Cup. For both
clubs, the expectations are high and the stakes are higher.

Veteran soccer analyst Sammy Sadovnik and former Mexican national soccer
team superstar Carlos Hermosillo will make the call for Thursday night’s
El Salvador vs. St. Kitts & Nevis match. Then on Friday night, Sammy
returns to the booth with former Chivas de Guadalajara soccer star
Manuel Sol to announce the game.

Viewers can check their local TV listings, or visit,
to find channel information for NBC UNIVERSO on their cable, satellite
and telco systems.


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