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Author Archives: Christopher Harris

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.

Where to Find the USA vs Portugal Game On US Television And Internet

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Today’s must-see game between USA and Portugal will be shown live on US television and Internet beginning at 6pm ET/3pm PT (coverage begins at 5pm ET/2pm PT). If the United States beats Portugal, it will advance to the next round … Continue reading

WATCH Leo Messi Score 91st Minute Winner For Argentina Against Iran [VIDEO]

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Leo Messi scored a 91st minute goal for Argentina to break the hearts of Iran in Saturday’s World Cup game in Belo Horizonte. The brilliant goal by Messi was another one of his trademarks goals as he curled his shot … Continue reading

Review of ESPN’s World Cup TV Coverage After Week 1

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When ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup began on opening day, June 12, my main thought was that the producers for its soccer coverage must have been counting down the days until the NBA Finals and US Open … Continue reading

England’s Pathetic Performance In Miami Foreshadowed World Cup Demise

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For World Cup 2014, England supporters bought 57,000 tickets for the games in Brazil, and each spent countless thousands of British pounds to travel halfway across the world to support their team. Based on the performances in the two games … Continue reading

ESPN Announces World Cup TV Commentator Assignments For June 20-26

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ESPN has announced its World Cup TV commentator assignments for the second week of coverage from Brazil, from June 20 to June 26. There are few surprises in the assignments for the final games of the Group Stage of the … Continue reading

More Than 11 Million Watch Mexico Against Brazil On Univision Deportes and ESPN

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Tuesday’s telecast of Mexico against Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup was viewed by 6.8 million people on Univision Deportes, which beat ESPN’s coverage of the same game by 61%, and 4.2 million people on ESPN. Through yesterday, Univision’s … Continue reading

WATCH ITV’s World Cup 2014 Opening Title Sequence [VIDEO]

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One of the traditions of World Cup coverage on British television is a memorable and lengthy opening title sequence. It’s often a competition between the BBC and ITV to see who can create the better one. For this year’s World … Continue reading

USA-Ghana World Cup Game Breaks TV Viewing Records On ESPN and Univision Deportes

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Monday night’s live World Cup broadcast of USA against Ghana broke TV records on both ESPN and Univision Deportes. The game was ESPN’s highest-rated men’s soccer match ever, which averaged a 6.3 US HH rating and 11 million viewers, while … Continue reading

NBC Sports Launches New Ad to Remind Viewers That It’s the Home of World’s Greatest Players [VIDEO]

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NBC Sports has launched a new TV commercial to remind soccer fans in the United States that it is the “home” of the world’s greatest players. The new commercial launched tonight in select markets during half-time of the US-Ghana game … Continue reading

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Mexico’s 1-0 Victory Against Cameroon Viewed By 5 Million On Univision

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Univision’s broadcast of Mexico against Cameroon on Friday was viewed by 5 million people in the United States. The game was aired on the Univision Network, and was simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN), from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on … Continue reading

7 Most Revealing World Cup Odds After Days 1-2 Of Tournament

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After two days of matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the implication of the results thus far have direct impacts on the odds of teams advancing and winning the World Cup. Thanks to Chris McFarland at ShareDraft.com, here are … Continue reading

Download the 2014 World Cup Guidebook: Schedule, Previews, Squads, Managers and More

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World Soccer Talk has published a free eBook for soccer fans entitled the 2014 World Cup Guidebook. Written by Abe Asher, designed by Aram Gyan and copyedited by Matt Covell, the 2014 World Cup Guidebook features previews of each of the 32 teams, rosters, schedule … Continue reading

WATCH: São Paulo Neighborhood Erupt in Deafening Cheers After Brazil Scores [VIDEO]

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When soccer aficionados talk about how cities literally shut down during games in a World Cup, we all nod and imagine what that must be like. But own savvy Brazilian decided to put a camera on his window and record … Continue reading

Chile vs Australia, World Cup Group Stage: Open Thread

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For readers in the United States, what a treat this is to watch a World Cup match during primetime instead of early morning hours. After a brilliant day of soccer, here we go. Chile against Australia. Everyone is convinced the … Continue reading

A Record 5.1 Million People Watched Brazil vs Croatia On Univision

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Both Univision and ESPN delivered huge numbers for its coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday. An average of 5.1 million people watched the game on Univision, while 4.4 million watched it … Continue reading

In South Florida, Nothing Goes Better Than A World Cup With Food Trucks and Craft Beer

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In South Florida this summer, three worlds collide as World Cup soccer combines with food trucks and craft beers for a unique viewing experience. The World Cup is an incredible experience. But seeing the games at a bar or pub … Continue reading

World Cup Opening Game Scores Big Numbers On Univision and ESPN

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Overnight viewing figures for the World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia scored impressive numbers last night. In New York City, the country’s biggest TV market, the World Cup (on ESPN and Univision) posted the same 18 share as … Continue reading

Where to Find the World Cup On US Television

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Every game of the FIFA World Cup, the world’s biggest sports tournament, will be shown live on US television from June 12 to July 13, 2014. There are so many options to choose from including free over-the-air television as well … Continue reading