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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.

ESPN Announces World Cup TV Commentator Assignments For Round of 16 Games

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ESPN have announced their commentator assignments for the Round of 16 games in the World Cup. There are no surprises in the announcements. ESPN have stuck to their proven formula of the World Cup commentators who have shared the booth … Continue reading

World Cup TV Schedule For Round of 16 Through World Cup Final

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The race to see who will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup is heating up, and the matches will be coming thick and fast over the coming days. If you’re caught World Cup soccer fever, here’s the TV schedule for … Continue reading

USA vs Germany, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

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This is it. After today’s match, we’ll know if USA and/or Germany are progressing to the next round as well as who will be going home. Kickoff is at Noon ET/9am PT. Don’t miss it chaps. Where to watch – … Continue reading

FIFA Bans Luis Suarez For 9 International Matches and From Soccer For 4 Months

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Luis Suarez has been banned by FIFA for 9 international matches, and will not be allowed to participate in any soccer-related activity for a period of four months. The worldwide ban is immediate and means that Suarez will miss this … Continue reading

Where to Find the USA-Germany and Ghana-Portugal Games On US Television And Internet

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Today’s must-see game between USA and Germany will be shown live on US television and Internet beginning at Noon ET/9am PT (coverage begins at 11am ET/8am PT). If the United States beats or ties Germany, the USMNT will advance to … Continue reading

Ghana Suspend Star Players Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari Indefinitely

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In a huge blow to Ghana’s chances of defeating Portugal today, the Ghana Football Association has announced that both Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and will not be playing in today’s crucial … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Watch the World Cup On Univision Deportes

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This summer, I’ve watched more soccer on Univision Deportes than ever before. During previous World Cup tournaments, I would have watched 100% of the World Cup on ESPN and ABC, but as my thirst for soccer has increased, so too … Continue reading

7.1 Million People Watched Mexico Vs Croatia On Univision Deportes

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An average of 7.1 million people watched Univision’s broadcast of the World Cup game between Mexico and Croatia on Monday, which is the most-viewed World Cup Group Stage match in the history of Univision Deportes. Several key numbers stand out: … Continue reading

New Soccer Video Website Launches to Aggregate Best Viral Videos From Across the Web

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Viral videos are such an integral part of the soccer experience. Whether it’s interviews with The Special One, clips from Nike or user generated videos, you can now find them in one place at worldsoccertalk.tv. No longer do you have … Continue reading

USA-Portugal World Cup Game is Most-Watched Soccer Game In History Of US Television

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Sunday’s live telecast of the World Cup game between the United States and Portugal on ESPN has broken the record for the most-watched soccer game in the history of US television. ESPN’s broadcast of USA-Portugal was viewed by 18.22 million … Continue reading

USA vs Portugal, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

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The final match of the day is the biggest World Cup battle for both the United States and Portugal thus far this tournament. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 6 PM EST/3 PM PST, and this is … Continue reading

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