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Where to watch the FIFA Presidential Election on US TV and live streaming


This Friday, the members of FIFA will elect a new president to replace Sepp Blatter. Impressively, both ESPN and FOX Sports are planning wall-to-wall coverage regarding the important development in soccer’s governing body.

Here are all of the details you need:


• FOX Sports 1 — Live coverage begins at 3am ET / midnight PT on Friday morning. Analyst Alexi Lalas and contributor Mark Young join host Rob Stone in-studio, while Sky Sports’ Kate Abdo and Grant Wahl provide the channel’s live coverage from the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Expanded coverage continues post 9am ET on FOX Sports 2.

• ESPN — SportsCenter will be broadcasting live coverage from 7am-1:30pm ET on ESPN, hosted by Bob Ley, which will be followed by a special episode of “Outside The Lines” from 1:30-2:30pm ET on the same network. Later that afternoon, ESPN FC will continue the coverage from 5-5:30pm ET on ESPN2. Jeremy Schaap and Gabriele Marcotti will be reporting from Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday and Friday.

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Live streaming

• YouTube — FIFA TV’s YouTube channel is expected to broadcast live coverage of the event at 3am ET on Friday.

• FOX Sports GO — Live simulcast of FOX’s TV coverage will be shown online live at 3am ET on Friday. Live only, on-demand not available. Plus you have to subscribe to participating cable or satellite companies to access the website via authenticated login.

• FOX Soccer 2GO — Coverage begins at 3am ET on Friday.

• ESPN3 — Coverage begins at 3:30am ET on Friday.

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• ESPN — Bob Ley will host a pre-election special entitled “Outside the Lines – FIFA In Crisis” on Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm ET on ESPN.

• FOX Sports 1 — Hosted by Rob Stone, the program features exclusive sit-down interviews with each of the five candidates, Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale. The show will air from 6-7pm ET.

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