The year 2019 kicked-off in style for all the football fans in India as Team India – Blue Tigers gear up to battle for supremacy in Asia’s most prized football tournament – AFC Asian Cup. To add to the fans’ excitement, Star Sports, the official broadcaster of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 will telecast all the India games in English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam to ensure fans get an opportunity to cheer for their team in their preferred language. This will be the first time Team India – Blue Tigers’ participation in a major international tournament will be telecast in six languages.
Star Sports broadcast of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 will include previews, reviews and extensive analysis of all the games played throughout the tournament. These insights will be shared by some of the best football experts in the world, both from the venue as well as from specially designed in-house studios for the tournament. Legendary football commentator John Helm will be accompanied by Paul Masefield for commentary from the venue.
These experts will be joined by India’s AFC Asian Cup 2011 squad members Renedy Singh and Mehrajuddin Wadoo as they share their expert opinions during the English broadcast from the in-house studios.
The first ever broadcast of a major football tournament involving India in six languages will also include a host of language experts lending their voice for the broadcast involving all India games. Raman Vijayan in Tamil, Jo Paul Ancheri in Malayalam, and Debjit Ghosh & Rajat Ghosh Dastidar in Bengali along with NS Manju (Kannada) who represented India in AFC Asian Cup 2011 will be a part of the Star Sports broadcast plans for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.