BBC Cymru Wales to show Wales soccer friendlies

Welsh national broadcaster to show games against France and Panama.

BBC Cymru Wales to show Wales soccer friendlies

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has signed a short-term broadcast agreement with national broadcaster BBC Cymru Wales.

The deal covers the Welsh men’s national team friendly fixtures against France and Panama. Chris Coleman's side face France away at the Stade de France on 10th November and play at home against Panama four days later at the Cardiff City Stadium.   

Both games will be broadcast live on BBC Wales’ linear television channels and on its online platforms, with audio coverage on BBC Radio Wales and its Welsh-language counterpart Radio Cymru.

Geoff Williams, BBC Wales’ head of sport, said: "Once again BBC Wales is at the heart of the sporting action, offering Wales fans the opportunity to follow Chris Coleman and his squad both home and away on all of our broadcast services.”

Wales narrowly missed out on a place in Europe’s Fifa World Cup qualifying play-offs after going down to a 1-0 loss in a winner-takes-all Group D decider with the Republic of Ireland. Head coach Chris Coleman, who led the team to the semi-finals of Uefa Euro 2016 in France, is yet to publicly confirm whether he will continue in the role.