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That's ARD (aka Das Erste) in that screenshot high above Rio's Copacabana Beach in ARD's suite with that scenic view. It's one of the two German public broadcasters that are joining forces with ZDF for this project just like with the Olympics. The man on the left is Mehmet Scholl and the other is Bayern Munich's Brazilian legend Giovane Elber

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Great News Guys!

ESPN Adds Landon Donovan to 2014 FIFA World Cup Roster

PRINT VERSIONFILED IN: Soccer, World Cup TAGGED: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Landon Donovan,Talent announcement


U.S. Men’s National Team Star Joins Studio Analyst Team; Debuts today on ESPN’s World Cup Preview Show, 3 p.m. ET

Landon Donovan, widely considered the best player in United States Men’s National Team history and the star of the past three FIFA World Cup squads (2002, 2006 and 2010), will be part of ESPN’s coverage of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Donovan will contribute analysis from ESPN/ABC studios in Los Angeles. He will make his debut today during ESPN’s two-hour FIFA World Cup Preview (3 p.m. ET).

The all-time U.S. leader in both goals and assists will preview and analyze the tournament with a particular focus on the U.S. team’s three opening round matches: June 16 vs. Ghana; June 22 vs. Portugal; and June 26 vs. Germany. He will contribute to pre-, halftime and post-match coverage, editions of SportsCenter, World Cup Tonight and other shows.

“Adding Landon to our ESPN roster just before the World Cup is a coup because he knows the United States team better than anyone having played such a huge role in its success, especially at this event,” said Jed Drake, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer. “Landon is also one of this country’s biggest sports stars and we believe that he will help attract even more fans to our month-long coverage.”

Added Donovan: “I am excited to be joining ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 World Cup from Los Angeles, and I look forward to working with the talented ESPN broadcasters to provide unique insights for our amazing US Soccer fans.”

Donovan, who was part of the final cut in May when the 23-man U.S. roster was set for Brazil, is the all-time leader in goals and assists with the U.S. National Team, scoring 57 goals and adding 58 assists in his 157 games. He has played in 12 World Cup games and scored five career World Cup goals, both U.S. records. A seven-time Honda Player of the Year and four-time U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, Donovan won both awards in 2009 and 2010.

One of the breakout stars at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Donovan scored three times in the four games that the U.S. played. His goal against Slovenia helped spur a 2-2 draw, and, with the U.S. facing elimination, Donovan scored one of the most famous goalsin the history of American soccer in stoppage time to give his team a 1-0 win over Algeria and the top seed in Group C. He then scored on a match-tying penalty kick against Ghana in the Round of 16 before the U.S. eventually lost in extra time.

Donovan appeared in and started every game during both the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, scoring in the 2-0 Quarterfinal win over Mexico in 2002. He made his National Team debut in October 2000. Just two weeks ago, Donovan scored two goals in a match for the LA Galaxy to break the all-time Major League Soccer record for regular-season goals scored (now at 137). During his pro career, he has won five MLS Cups, leading the LA Galaxy to three and capturing two while with the San Jose Earthquakes.

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That's ARD (aka Das Erste) in that screenshot high above Rio's Copacabana Beach in ARD's suite with that scenic view. It's one of the two German public broadcasters that are joining forces with ZDF for this project just like with the Olympics. The man on the left is Mehmet Scholl and the other is Bayern Munich's Brazilian legend Giovane Elber

Nearly everything is right - except that It is not Mehmet Scholl, but Matthias Opdenhövel


Matthias Opdenhövel (left) - Mehmet Scholl (right)

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Thierry Henry in this BBC Sport 2014 World Cup promo discussing all the emotions and lessons learned along the way while in it

RTE is really starting the get into the promotion now. RTE Two and RTE Two HD promoting the upcoming World Cup starting tomorrow with Brazil vs Croatia and the Opening Ceremony

Fiji's Mai TV is going to show all the 64 matches with 56 live and 8 of them delayed for later, also includes The World Cup Show. Following is the Mai TV 2014 World Cup programming TV guide:


Mai TV's press release explaining the acquisition of the Fijian rights from PNG's Click Pacific. Also, Mai TV also shows the Road To Brazil episodes on Mondays and Thursday at 8pm Fiji time:


Telecinco, Cuartro, and Energy, through Mediaset Sport Espana, will 25 World Cup matches including all of the defending champs Spain's matches on free-to-air Spanish TV. It also includes all the friendlies, the 2013 Confederation Cup matches, and the World Cup tuneup matches. Surely, Sara Carbonero will be there in Brazil as a sideline reporter again during those games when Iker Casillas is at goal on the Telecinco games:


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You just know, with the deep understanding about how Brazilians passionately love and obsess over soccer especially at this World Cup time, that all the host Brazilian World Cup media rights holders will definitely go all out in covering the national soccer team in ways they never did before. Surely from the likes of Globo TV, Band TV, ESPN Brasil, SporTV, BandSports, and Fox Sports Brasil will videotape the Selecao from their live airport landing in Sao Paolo, their light warmup there, their arrival at the hotel, and the pre-game press conference today. Analyzing everything from the stadium to Felipao's selections and format to analyzing Croatia and Neymar's plans of attack on up to the game itself...and the other teams there too. Yeah, there will be reports from the Fan Fest with their large HDTV screens in cities across the nation to see them in action and talk with the fans who travel far and wide to see it unfold.

The next day, opening day in Sao Paolo, with their endless wall-to-wall coverage many hours starting in the morning with all what I just described and much, much more. All the media outlets will obsessively follow them with their camera crews in tow will trail them as the 2014 Brazilian World Cup soccer team leave their hotel and hop on the official team bus traveling to the Arena De Sao Paolo, complete with heavy police escorts with fans along the way wishing them well and film them in their respective helicopters. The media outlets will try to nab some players' and coaches' interviews along the way before and after boarding. The Brazilian rights holders will make the OJ Simpson LA freeway chase (or parade as I like to call it) look like a Sunday afternoon bike to McDonald's for some ice cream. They will be there waiting for them as well at the stadium as the bus parks itself at the bowels and will show them coming out with Scolari out first and the team with their practice gear/polos on clutching their Nike duffle bags and backpacks with their equipment with their Beats By Dre headphones on. Reporters will try to be like Craig Sager getting words from them edgewise as they make their way into the locker rooms. Felipao may allow them for a limited time into the locker room for some instructions and motivational talk. Hell, we may even see a diagram of the seating arrangements for the team every time out for each game they're in henceforth. All with the clock time at the upper corner of the TV screen.

Sure they will send things back and forth to the respective studios with the anchors and analysts. Makes me have to wonder they all have studios at each of the World Cup cities venues and not just the big cities and capital of Brasilia. They'll even critique the Opening Ceremony, will get a live interview with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff watching that and before the game, wishing the team well on their World Cup journey. Not to mention other celebs attending. Then, there will be more words from the coaches and some of the players before battle. We'll get to see them getting last-minute practices and preps, then embracing, praying, give each good luck wishes at the tunnel as they line up with kiddies, their Croatian opponents, and refs for the pre-game pomp and circumstances. By that evening, virtually all of Brazil across the nation will be shut down to gather to watch among those networks, except with the fan zones. When Brazil scores and wins shots of the reactions across Sao Paolo and the nations will be played. And all the rights holders will replay this game later that night. Post-games press conferences will be live with everything dissected. Not so sure exactly how all the radio stations will do but they too for sure will go all out.

Speaking of Croatia, having that unenviable task of playing against the hosts in their march for their 6th World Cup title as Vatreni (The Blazers) and their coach, former national team player Niko Kovacs, HRT2 will take care of the action live for the most part with the other simultaneous final group play game on tape delay and also of course online and as an app. The following articles deal with who will help cover all things Vatreni and the other 31 teams, proclaiming it as HRT's first true multimedia event. Apparently, HRT will have two studios, one in Zagreb and another in Sao Paolo. All games start with the Brazuca, named after the official World Cup game ball this year, pre-game show that last for 90 minutes and ends with such



Just about everyone you see in Brazil in this RAI World Cup promo is either involved with the Puma Azzurri jersey, as outside laundry, or draped in the Italian flag set to some famous opera in a street soccer game or doing copapiera. Clearly there's a Mario Balotelli effect here, even though he's of Ghanian heritage. And don't forget that Brazil is a significant part of the wide Italian diaspora. 25 games to show from RAI. This is the first several RAI World Cup 2014 promos.


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Need to mention that SBS Radio offers all the matches on its digital radio stations SBS Radio 1-4 with most of the games done in English on one station with select games commentary done in 12+ languages on another, including Bosnian:


Breakdown on how the Canadian Brazil 2014 World Cup TV coverage will be structured on CBC/Radio-Canada Television/Rogers Sportsnet/TVA Sports/ TLN/ABC courtesy of the Canadian Sports Media Blog by CanadianSports. Once again, it will mostly use the FIFA English-language world feed commentators. Outside of Rogers Sportsnet's encore presentations, its live coverage ends at the group stage:


Another of those RAI World Cup promos. Doing tricks with the soccer ball while wearing the Azzurri with another classical piece as soundtrack, Rossini's The Barber of Seville Overture


We've all seen commercials and promos everywhere that captures the gamut of emotions like the anticipation, the exhaultation, and the bummed out look that came with watching a soccer match on TV or on a smartphone/tablet, which makes the sport oh so interesting. This TF1 World Cup is no different when lots of people across France, wherever they can watch it are drawn to when Les Bleues managed to qualify, apparently against the Ukraine with a Karim Benzema goal, for the World Cup in Brazil. Guy watching at the urinal is hilarious :P

Also worth noting that in Andorra and Monaco all World Cup TV coverage will come from TF1 and BeIN Sports, according to Wikipedia. But you think Andorra would also get some Spanish coverage too.

David Beckham--CCTV-5 2014 FIFA World Cup Ambassador for the Chinese public:


And CCTV's World Cup advertising blitz was definitely on:


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