After Mexico’s humiliating loss to Chile in the Copa America championship game a year ago, Mexican clubs started looking towards the soccer powerhouses of South America with the hope of finding players who were capable of competing at the top level of Mexican soccer.
There has been a substantial increase in the number of Chilean players participating in Liga MX, which has led to a rise in the level of interest in the league in Chile.
The majority of Chileans living in Mexico has increased from low double digits to the current level of 22 after the momentous triumph scored by Chile over Mexico last summer.
It should thus come as no surprise when rumours came from Chile this week suggesting that the country’s primary public television broadcaster, TVN, had signed an arrangement to show Liga MX matches “free-to-air,” beginning with the 2017 Apertura season all through 2030.
It is not straightforward how many competitions per week are going to be broadcast or which clubs will be highlighted, but it is a fascinating step, contemplating that you can’t sometimes catch Chilean Primera División games for free on TV in Chile (you have to pay for a separate channel package to watch the nation’s premier league). In other words, it is a step that is intriguing to think about.
“The Mexican rivalry is growing more and more Chilean,” the network reportedly said, “which is why we would really like to touch base with the participants.”
There will be a number of players from Chile competing in the forthcoming Apertura tournament.
Fans will be able to check in to see their beloved Roja players once the network reveals the official schedule for the broadcast games that will take place over the next few weeks.