beIN SPORTS World Cup TV coverage: Everything you need to know

For the 2018 FIFA World Cup, beIN SPORTS will be producing a significant amount of original World Cup content even though the US broadcaster won’t have the rights to televise the games themselves.

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Here’s a run down of what beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español will be broadcasting:

Decision 2026

A special beIN SPORTS presentation offering live updates and reactions to FIFA’s decision on whether the 2026 World Cup will be awarded to the united bid of USA, Mexico and Canada or Morocco.

• Timing: 6:00 AM ET – 9:00 AM ET
• Date: Wednesday, June 13th
• Hosted by: Kay Murray and Jeremy St. Louis.

The XTRA – Decision 2026

beIN SPORTS’ soccer flagship program The XTRA, will have the reactions to the decision of who will host the 2026 World Cup and run-through all the hottest topics and predictions ahead of the start of this year’s edition.

• Timing: 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET
• Date: Wednesday, June 13th
• Hosted by: Kay Murray, George Metellus and Jeremy St. Louis.

The XTRA: Russia 2018

During the World Cup The XTRA will air special hour-long editions everyday of the week with all the news from Russia, the latest transfer tracker action and all other soccer news.

• Timing: Daily from 7:00 PM ET – 8:00 PM ET (re-airs at 10:00 PM ET and 1:00 AM ET)
• Start Date: Thursday, June 14th
• End Date: Sunday, July 15th
• Hosted by: Multiple beIN SPORTS journalists.

Cup Final: Russia 2018

Early morning preview of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final

• Timing: 9:00 AM ET – 10:00 AM ET
• Start Date: July 15th
• Hosted by: George Metellus and Jeremy St. Louis.


Below is a breakdown of 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage beIN SPORTS en Español will be airing:


Midday program that will take a fun and unconventional look at the actions taking place in Russia giving viewers a chance to participate in the conversation.

• Timing: Weekdays from 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET
• Start Date: Monday, June 11th
• End Date: Friday, July 27th
• Hosted by: Miguel Serrano, Carmen Boquín and the rest of the beIN SPORTS journalists

The Locker Room – Special Edition

The show will feature The Locker Room journalists analyzing the matches of the day. Jaime Macias and Jamie Easton will have daily reports from Moscow’s Red Square and and previews of the following day’s matches. Tancredi Palmieri will be traveling all over Russia bringing his unique take on the ultimate soccer competition. Special features will include former soccer superstars, Colombian Mario Alberto Yepes and Argentinian Gabriel Batistuta.

• Timing: Daily from 5:00 PM ET – 6:00 PM ET (re-airs at 9:00 PM)
• Start Date: Monday, June 11th
• End Date: Sunday, July 15th
• Hosted by: Ana Cobos and Pablo Mariño with panelists, Jorge Ottati, Carlos “El Pescadito” Ruiz, José Bauz, Nacho García, Fernando Cevallos and Juan Fernando Mora



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