England-Ukraine game to be Internet exclusive

England’s World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on Saturday is to be shown exclusively live on the Internet.

It will be the first time that an England match has not been available on one of the television networks.

The rights had originally been sold to Setanta but after the Ireland-based company collapsed, a digital sports specialist — Perform — was appointed to stream the match online.

The match will be available for a fee of 4.99 pounds (7.96 dollars), rising to 11.99 pounds on the day.

England have already qualified for next summer’s World Cup finals thanks to wins in all eight of their group matches.

ITV holds the rights to England’s home games and took over Setanta’s rights for away friendlies, but that does not cover away qualifying games.

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