Telemundo Deportes today revealed that Viviana Vila will join its coverage this summer as the first-ever female analyst to call the FIFA men’s World Cup for US television.
Vila, who’s from Argentina, will serve as an analyst for select matches during the tournament, joining Telemundo Deportes’ team of play-by-play commentators and analysts. The Argentine sports journalist has been covering soccer for radio and television in her native country since 1999. For the last 17 years, she has been working for Radio Continental in Buenos Aires, contributing to the coverage of local and international soccer.
She debuted as a soccer analyst in 2004 alongside one of the most legendary sportscasters in Argentina, Victor Hugo Morales, and has since provided commentary for close to one thousand matches including tournaments such as Copa America, Copa Libertadores ad the 2017 UEFA European Championship.
There will be dedicated crews following the teams with special emphasis on the most relevant teams for the Hispanic audience. Vila will be one of the analysts available to provide her observations and opinions inside the stadiums in Russia.
In other news, Telemundo Deportes also announced several other analysts will be joining their coverage including Tab Ramos, Diego Forlan, Chucho Ramirez and Nene Cubillas.
Telemundo Deportes’ award-winning team of on-air talent will be led by the internationally renowned commentator Andres Cantor. A 4-time Emmy Award winner, recipient of the Sportscaster of the Year award from the American Sports Broadcasters Association, a Hispanic Heritage Award recipient, and author of “GOOOAL! A Celebration of Soccer.” This will be Cantor’s 10th World Cup and his 8th as a play-by-play announcer. Cantor will be accompanied by a stellar group of talent, including National Emmy Award-nominee, Sammy Sadovnik, Miguel Gurwitz, Ana Jurka, Carlos Hermosillo, Karim Mendiburu, Copan Alvarez, Manuel Sol, among others.
Telemundo made the announcement today in a press conference in New York City.