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World Cup Coverage in America, Day 5

espn logo World Cup Coverage in America, Day 5

ABC/ESPN’s coverage was better today, probably because Dave O’Brien and Marcelo Balboa took the day off. JP Dellacamera did a fine job, as did the team of Adrian Healey and Tommy Smyth.

Some points regarding today’s coverage:

  • ESPN’s World Cup Live was better today partly because Landon Donovan fan club president Alexi Lalas was absent. Eric Wynalda was as smug as ever.
  • Finally. ESPN showed live footage of both national anthems, this time for the Brazil vs Croatia match.
  • ESPN, don’t show the team line-ups during the match. Do it before hand, please. During the Brazil match, we missed the team’s first attempt on goal because a quarter of the screen was blocked by the on-screen graphic.

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