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Facebook Strike Deal To Live Stream Football Games

Facebook Strike Deal To Live Stream Football Games

For those people without Sky or BT Sports as part of their tv package life trying to catch live football games can be rather annoying. However now Facebook are set to stream some live games for those poor souls.

In this day and age of pretty much all live sport seemingly being behind a paid for service it's getting more and more expensive for all fans to digest their sport live, especially with attendance costing more too.

Even on FA Cup weekend, when BBC have the rights to games, those without BT Sport won't be watching any live action today, that's in Britain of course.

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So for those desperate for more live football, or any at all, Facebook are set to come to your aid with the streaming of live Spanish football.

The live streaming actually kicked off last night in the game between Granada and Real Betis in a 4-1 home win for the home team.

A statement on the deal, which will see Friday night games shown, said: "This is a commitment to innovation framed within the strategy of digital development of La Liga with the aim that all fans of Spanish football can enjoy it."

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The games will be shown on La Liga's official Facebook page as well as GOL TV's page.

Copa del Rey semi-finals between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, and Celta Vigo and Alaves have already been shown on the social media site this season.

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NFL matches were streamed live on Twitter last season and it's another example of the future of where rights to live sport may be headed.

Is this a good development for fans?

Topics: Football, Facebook, La Liga

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.