Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will broadcast the upcoming FA Community Shield match to be played between Leicester City and Manchester United on 7th August at 2030 hours, LIVE and Exclusive on SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD channels.
The curtain-raiser for the season, takes place this weekend as FA Cup holders Manchester United take on Premier League champions – Leicester City FC.
The last season has been exhilarating for Leicester City, as they paved their way to the top with players like Riyad Mahrez, the PFA Player of the Year (2015-16) and Jamie Vardy, the top scorer of the tournament, under the captaincy of Wes Morgan as well as manager Claudio Ranieri.
On the other hand, Manchester United start off with a new manager, Jose Mourinho who has bought in world class signings, especially Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This being Jose Mourinho’s pre-season game as manager, he will make sure he leaves no stone unturned as he fights his way for his team’s victory.
The sports cluster’s broadcast of the FA Community Shield events firmly validates its position as ‘Home of Football’. One of the most followed sports in the world, football in India can now look forward to the world’s top ranked teams as they battle it out to reclaim their top spot.