NBC announced Monday that it will televise the 2022 World Cup in the United States in 2021, marking the first time the United State has hosted the World Championship.
NBC Sports, the network that owns the NHL, will air the event on the NBC broadcast schedule, which begins on July 15.
“We are excited to announce that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played in the U.S. The NHL and NBC are excited about this historic and historic partnership and look forward to providing fans the opportunity to watch the world’s top players and coaches compete on home ice,” said Joe Garofalo, President and CEO of NBC Sports Group.
“This agreement with the NHL marks the first year of the World Series in the continental United States and we look forward.
We also look forward for the many other exciting games to come, which will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Live Extra.”
This marks the second time in a row that the United Nations has held a World Cup event in the country, with the last time being in the 1970s.
This time around, the 2022 event will be held in Mexico City.
In a statement, NBC Sports said the World Championships will be hosted by the NHL’s Sidney Crosby, who won the Stanley Cup in 2016.
He and his Penguins are the two-time Stanley Cup champions, and the tournament is set to feature a number of star-studded teams.
“We have great faith in our partners at NBC Sports and our commitment to bring hockey to millions of fans across the globe,” said Peter Moore, President of NBC Worldwide, in a statement.
“We look forward with great anticipation to hosting this world-class event and to the world of sports, and we will continue to partner with NBC Sports to create the best sports experience for fans and advertisers in the future.”