Telemundo has announced their all-star lineup of commentators, analysts and presenters for this June’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
The tournament, which will include Chile, Germany, Mexico, Portugal and other nations, will be shown live in Spanish-language across Telemundo, Universo and streaming platforms.
The on-air team will include Telemundo’s most distinguished television presenters, former star players and Telemundo Deportes’ team of soccer experts, as well as a production staff of more than 150 people. The entire team will be based in Russia throughout the duration of the tournament, marking the first time ever that coverage of all Confederations Cup matches will be produced live from all venue cities.
Andrés Cantor will lead Telemundo Deportes’ coverage alongside the network’s roster of renowned play-by-play commentators, analysts and studio hosts. He will be joined by Mexican soccer legend Carlos Hermosillo and former Mexican National Team and Chivas player Manuel Sol, who will serve as game and studio analysts. Sammy Sadovnik will serve as play by play commentator alongside the analysis of Copán Álvarez.
The team will be joined by special guest analysts including former star player and coach Raúl “El Potro” Gutierrez of Mexico, who coached Mexico’s U-17 to the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2011 Championship; as well as Chilean-Argentine Claudio Borghi, who won the 1986 FIFA World Cup™ with Argentina and most recently has coached several teams including the Chile National Team; and Fabio Capello, the Italian former soccer star who won over ten league championships through his career and later coached the Russia and England National teams. The three will serve as game analysts and contribute to both pre- and post-game coverage analysis.
Renowned sports journalist Miguel Gurwitz will serve as host, leading the pre and post-game analysis from Russia. In addition, Karim Mendiburu will provide special onsite reporting for “Titulares y Más” and Ana Jurka will anchor all the coverage originating from the Telemundo studios in Miami, FL. Telemundo stations will also send sports reporters Veronica Contreras and Jaime Becerril to deliver content for Telemundo’s local audiences.
Telemundo’s coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 will include close to 200 hours of programming on Telemundo and Universo, including the live broadcast of all 16 matches, pre-game and post-game coverage originating from Russia and extensive news and analysis on Telemundo’s regular programming, Telemundo stations’ local newscasts and across the company’s platforms. In addition, Universo will re-air all matches on prime time.