“It’s a phenomenal format for us in the U.S. to do it this way. A single-elimination tournament is something these audiences fully understand. Obviously, there are big soccer fans but
March Madness having been effectively canceled, I think people are hungry for things like this."
-- ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise
on the UEFA Champions League,
which resumes in August and finishes up with two-week knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, culminating in the final on Aug. 23. CBS Sports is taking over the U.S. English-language coverage of the
Champions League for the rest of 2019-20 and 2020-21 following Turner Sports' decision to pull out after UEFA granted CBS Sports the rights, beginning in 2021-22. (AP