Category: World Cup 2018

Big guns set to crank up their preparations for the 2018 World Cup

Preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia ramp up in earnest at the end of March, with all of the top nations facing international warm-up games. England are one of the more fancied teams in the betting for the tournament, and they are set to face two major nations who failed to qualify for Russia. The Three Lions travel to face the Netherlands on March 23, before returning to Wembley Stadium to play Italy four days later. Gareth Southgate’s side can be backed at 9/5 to beat the Dutch and 6/5 to defeat Italy, and fans can compare football ... Read more

World Cup Viewer’s Guide now available for download

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 14. And there are so many options for viewers in the United States to watch the world’s most exciting sports tournament. In our research to uncover all of the details for the guide, we spoke to several executives in the soccer industry over the last few months. We then compiled the information into the World Cup Viewer’s Guide, which is available as a free download to World Soccer Talk readers. The questions we answer include everything from commentators to TV schedules to how many games will be shown on each network ... Read more

Telemundo announces first-ever woman for men’s World Cup coverage in US

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 ... Read more ready for World Cup with 100 days to go until tournament

With 100 days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia, is ready for the biggest soccer event on the planet. Telemundo Deportes, which will be the Spanish-language home of the FIFA World Cup in the United States this summer, will be your destination for exclusive Spanish-language content starting today including news, videos and more. Plus, has launched a ‘Find Your Local Telemundo Channel’ widget so you can make sure you don’t miss out on any of the World Cup action this summer live on television from June 14 to July 15. In addition ... Read more

FIFA World Cup dropped from FOX Soccer Match Pass

In a massive U-turn, FOX Sports has decided not to stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup on the FOX Soccer Match Pass streaming service after all. The news comes just one week after FOX Sports announced in a press release that its live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup schedule would be streamed across the FOX Soccer Match Pass streaming service and apps. No explanation for the U-turn has been given, and we were unable to reach FOX Sports for comment. No cable or satellite subscription is required to stream games on FOX Soccer Match Pass, so it’s quite ... Read more

FOX gears up for World Cup with films and ad campaign

FOX Sports is beginning to gear up for its coverage of 2018 FIFA World Cup with a series of films as well as a soon-to-be-released advertising campaign that will emphasize the most marketable stars in the United States featuring Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo and Chicharito. The advertising campaign, entitled The World Becomes The World Cup, is expected to be unveiled in early March. In addition to promoting its unprecedented coverage from Russia, which will include more than 350 hours of programming, FOX Sports plans to emphasize how it’ll feature the iconic players, the best teams in the world and most compelling ... Read more

FOX World Cup schedule revealed

It’s finally here. The FOX World Cup schedule has been revealed featuring all 64 games played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament scheduled for June 14-July 15. The FOX World Cup schedule includes 38 games that will be shown on the over-the-air big FOX network in addition to 26 games scheduled for FS1. Plus, according to the FOX World Cup schedule, every single game will be available to cord cutters too via a choice of several different legal streaming providers including DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, fuboTV and FOX Sports GO. Here’s the FOX World Cup schedule for Russia 2018: ... Read more

2018 World Cup shirts on sale for all 32 teams

The 2018 World Cup shirts for the countries participating in this summer’s biggest soccer tournament are slowly being unveiled. Many of the countries have released the jerseys they’ll be wearing with pride in Russia 2018, but there are still many more that will be announced soon. No matter what country you’ll be cheering for this summer, the colors and designs of the official 2018 World Cup shirts are quite varied. Hopefully many of them will be adding a lot of color to the tournament both on and off the pitch this summer. What’s quite noticeable about the 2018 World Cup ... Read more