Former Aussie skipper heads groundbreaking coverage

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Stan Sport has announced UK radio and television football presenter Max Rushden and former Socceroos captain and multi-Logie award-winning broadcast veteran Craig Foster will join its exclusive coverage of the UEFA Champions League, Conference League and Europa League.

Rushden will bring an incredible wealth of European football knowledge and experience from his various roles at the BBC and Sky Sports, and most recently his work at Talksport and as host of the Guardian's Football Weekly, one of the biggest multi-award winning football podcasts in the world.

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These matches will mark the start of a new era for football broadcasting in Australia with Stan recently announcing a multi-year partnership agreement with the Union of European Football Associations, securing exclusive broadcast rights to every match of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League, alongside rights to the UEFA Super Cup, for the next three seasons.

Craig Foster and Max Rushden will head Stan Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League, Conference League and Europa League. (Stan Sport)

"The UEFA Champions League is the benchmark football competition globally with the greatest players, tacticians, histories and club rivalries," Foster said.

"Since the mid-1950s, when Real Madrid made their name as five-time champions of Europe, through the various iterations to Chelsea's second triumph last year, it's the competition every club wants to be in, and every fan wants to experience.

"I'm delighted to be able to bring the world's finest football to Australian audiences with Stan - the new home of the UEFA Champions League."

Rushden added: "I am thrilled to be joining Stan to host their exciting new UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League coverage.

"From the early stages of our discussions, it was clear we were very aligned on how football should be covered - in a relaxed, intelligent, and hopefully entertaining way.

"We're putting together a brilliant team of experts in Australia and around Europe, and I can't wait to arrive with my Aussie wife, get hotel quarantine out of the way, and get stuck in for our first group stage matches."

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