Vauxhall Deliver Scotland International to Fans for Free
Friday, 28 February 2014
Scottish and Polish football fans will take part in a world exclusive on Wednesday evening courtesy of the Scotland team sponsor Vauxhall.
Fans will be able to watch the international friendly between Poland and Scotland for free on the internet thanks to a partnership between Vauxhall and the Daily Record.
The fixture between the two sides, which has added interest after both sides were drawn in Group D for the 2016 European Championship qualifiers, was set to be a pay per view event until Vauxhall, the Scotland team sponsor, stepped in to make it free for the fans.
Coverage of Scotland’s first international of the year will start at 19.30 GMT, 15 minutes before kick-off, while there will also be a live blog on the website beginning at 18.30 GMT.
Chris Hornbuckle, Head of Sponsorship at Vauxhall, commented; “We are delighted to have partnered with the Daily Record to deliver the Poland versus Scotland game to both sets of fans for free.
“The live streaming of the first senior Scotland international fixture is a ground breaking opportunity and a significant shift from the traditional model.
“It is an exciting time for Scottish football on the back of a strong finish to the World Cup campaign under Gordon Strachan and the game against Poland has an added dimension following the European Championship draw in Nice last weekend.
“Being able to deliver this game free for the fans in a unique partnership is something we are very excited about.”
As part of the live broadcast Vauxhall will also be engaging with the fans through their social and digital channels.
This will include a live twitter question and answer session at half time and the opportunity for fans to vote for their man of the match at www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk
Eugene Duffy, Managing Editor of the Daily Record and Daily Mirror, said: "We are delighted to be bringing this match to our readers who can watch it on their home computer or any mobile device completely free.
"The match is billed as a friendly but with the two nations now drawn against each in the 2016 European Championships the interest in the game has gone through the roof."
Fans will be able to watch the match for free on the Daily Record website (www.dailyrecord.co.uk). No registration is required.
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