NBCUniverso Will Air Concacaf Third Leg Fifa World Cup Russia 2018â„¢ Qualifying Matches Featuring El Salvador And Curacao

"NBCUniverso Will Air Concacaf Third Leg Fifa World Cup Russia 2018â„¢ Qualifying Matches Featuring El Salvador And Curacao"

soccerNBC Universo Will Air Concacaf Third Leg FIFA World Cup Russia 2018â„¢ Qualifying Matches Featuring El Salvador And Curacao

Watch Matches Live in Spanish: On Fri., Sept. 4 Curacao vs. El Salvador 7:00p ET / 4:00p PT;  On Tues., Sept. 8 El Salvador vs. Curacao at 9:30p ET / 6:30p PT

NBC UNIVERSO, will exclusively air the dramatic third leg for the home and away series of the upcoming CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Russia 2018TM qualifying matches featuring El Salvador and Curacao.  

The first of the two matches live on NBC UNIVERSO will take place on Fri., Sept.4 when Curacao host El Salvador at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT. On Tues., Sept. 8 live on NBC UNIVERSO, Curacao will travel to Central America for the return leg against El Salvador with coverage beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT.  Providing play-by-play and commentary for the Sept. 4 match will be the award-winning Andrés Cantor and experienced sportscaster Copan Alvarez. Then on Sept. 8 veteran announcer Sammy Sadovnik will join Alvarez for the call.

Fans can check their local TV listings, or visit www.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra, to find channel information for NBC UNIVERSO on their cable, satellite and telco systems. These matches will also be available on NBCDeportes.com and the NBC Deportes EN VIVO EXTRA mobile app. 

El Salvador currently holds the 110th position in the FIFA Ranking, while Curacao is ranked 148th. El Salvador is a young side looking to establish themselves. Jorge Rodriguez, who has just been handed the managerial reins of El Salvador by the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol, will look to guide the team to the World Cup. Rodriguez replaces Albert Rocha, who resigned on July 17 after the Cuscatlecos were eliminated from the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Curacao kicked off its Russia 2018 qualifying campaign with a 4-3 aggregate defeat of Montserrat in the first round. The Caribbean islanders have put their faith in a group of players who have club football experience in Europe. Curacao, which joined the FIFA family in 2011, made their FIFA World Cupâ„¢ qualifying debut in the Brazil 2014 campaign, going out in the second round. The team has never qualified for a World Cup.

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