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Sky Sports has announced that Scotland and Northern Ireland’s decisive UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers will be made available to all viewers in the UK free-to-air.
The decision will allow fans from both nations to watch what is sure to be a dramatic night of football.
Scotland seek to book their place in a major international tournament for the first time since 1998, while Northern Ireland look to repeat their qualification for UEFA Euro 2016 – their first major tournament for 30 years.
Sky Sports has made these matches of historic, national significance available in recognition of the unique circumstances and the impact the pandemic is having on fans.
Domestic football and other live sporting events will continue to be exclusively available to Sky Sports customers, whose support enables Sky to provide sport with near-term financial security and sustained investment in the future.
In the same week as these two decisive matches, Sky Sports subscribers will be able to enjoy The Masters from Augusta, Belgium v England in the UEFA Nations League, Lewis Hamilton’s bid to equal Michael Schumacher’s illustrious record of seven F1 world titles at the Turkish Grand Prix and the IPL Final.
Also, in the UEFA Nations League Scotland also face Slovakia, Wales face Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland play Austria.
Fans will be able to watch both matches on Thursday, November 12, at 7:45pm:
•Serbia v Scotland – Live on Sky One, Pick and Sky Sports Football
•Northern Ireland v Slovakia – Live on Challenge and Sky Sports Premier League
Sky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said: “We know how significant these fixtures could be for fans of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“With two sides on the brink of qualifying for a major tournament we felt it was the right moment in these exceptional and unique circumstances to make the games more widely available.
“Sky Sports is a proud partner to many sports, both in the UK and around the world, and we have strived to stand alongside sport in unprecedented circumstances this year.”
Fans will also be able to access the matches via NOWTV, as well as on their mobile, laptop or tablet with SkyGo.