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Schedule of World Cup commentators for quarterfinals on FOX and Telemundo

FOX Sports and Telemundo have announced their lineup of commentators for the crucial World Cup quarterfinals that will be played this Friday and Saturday.

As no surprise, Derek Rae and Aly Wagner continue to announce England games and will be calling the Sweden-England quarterfinal on Saturday. The biggest matches are saved for the duo of John Strong and Stu Holden, who’ll be featured on the Brazil-Belgium and Russia-Croatia games.

JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola will tackle the France-Uruguay game on Friday.

Here are the commentator assignments (kick-off times listed are in the Eastern United States time zone):

Friday, July 6

Uruguay vs. France (Quarterfinal), 10am, FS1, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue — Sammy Sadovnik and Eduardo Biscayart (Telemundo); JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola (FOX)

Brazil vs. Belgium (Quarterfinal), 2pm, FS1, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue — Andrés Cantor and Manuel Sol (Telemundo); John Strong and Stu Holden (FOX)


Saturday, July 7

Sweden vs. England (Quarterfinal), 10am, FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue — Andrés Cantor and Manuel Sol (Telemundo); Derek Rae and Aly Wagner (FOX)

Russia vs. Croatia (Quarterfinal), 2pm, FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue — Sammy Sadovnik and Eduardo Biscayart (Telemundo); John Strong and Stu Holden (FOX)



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  1. Mac

    July 7, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    And someone needs to tell that idiot Rob Stone pronouncing Dele Alli as “Aaahlee” as in Muhammad “Ali” is incorrect, It’s Alli.

  2. Howard M

    July 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Lalas is so embarrasing. He sits there with a permanent smirk on his chops. He keeps trying to match the experienced studio team by talking total drivel. After Sweden beat Switzerland Martin O’Neill and Clarence Seedorf were discussing Swedish tactics and Lalas obviously realizing he couldn’t hope say anything worthwhile butted in with “let’s not forget the Zlatan factor” Seedorf and O’Neill silently looked at him turned away and carried on talking to each other totally ignoring Lalas – priceless!

    Today insisting on challenging Wrighty wether he would leave Sterling out was pathetic. He’s about as knowledgeable about the game as Stu “I’m waiting for puberty” Holden.

  3. VH

    July 7, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Fox should fire Aly Wagner for using foul language. “Set pieces?” Really? She is using it so much even her male colleague started using it. I had to switch to Spanish language channel just to avoid hearing her incessant “set pieces.”

  4. John

    July 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Stu Holden is unbearable. He’s absolutely terrible. I’ve never heard anyone worse. He’s always spewing something totally off. It’s amazing that guy actually played the game w the stuff that he says you’d have no idea.

  5. paul

    July 6, 2018 at 11:45 am

    is smokey bacon what john strong’s mother cooks him for breakfast and is her online name?


  6. KD

    July 6, 2018 at 10:43 am

    More Followill!!

  7. Smokey Bacon

    July 6, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Can’t wait for more “big drive”, “second goal” drivel from the robotic sounding JP Dellacamera. Say what you like about John Strong but at least he captures the key moments, like his “Cavaniiiiiiiiiii” did for that brilliant winning goal. Derek Rae and Aly Wagner are fine but they are not getting the final. They will be lucky to get a semi final as Fox will no doubt give one to the awful JP to ruin.

  8. burnsey

    July 6, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Why is Ally Wagner on all the England games? Cant they spare us for one match? Derek Rae is brilliant, but his voice doesn’t gel with her’s.

    • chuckster

      July 7, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      I agree with your…………….comment………….about Aly Wagner. Totally ruins every broadcast. I’ve been………………………………………watching English Soccer and World Cups going………………………………………………back…………………………….to 1974. I should never know the announcers name, unless they are…………………………….really good or really bad. Aly ruins every broadcast. I can’t enjoy any of the England………………………matches because of her ROBOT delivery.

  9. Tayo

    July 6, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Fox/Telemundo/World Feed Commentators:
    Friday, July 6
    10 AM- Uruguay vs. France
    FS1, TuneIn 2, SiriusXM FC: JP Dellacamera, Tony Meola, Jenny Taft
    TELE: Sammy Sadovnik, Eduardo Biscayart, Diego Forlán
    World Feed (TSN 1, 4, 5): John Roder
    Fútbol de Primera Radio:

    2 PM- Brazil vs. Belgium
    FS1, TuneIn 2, SiriusXM FC: John Strong, Stu Holden, Rodolfo Landeros
    TELE: Andrés Cantor, Manuel Sol, Juan Pablo Sorín
    World Feed (TSN 1, 4, 5): Ian Darke
    Fútbol de Primera Radio:

    Saturday, July 7
    10 AM- Sweden vs. England
    FOX, TuneIn 1, FS SiriusXM: Derek Rae, Aly Wagner, Geoff Shreeves
    TELE: Andrés Cantor, Manuel Sol, Juan Pablo Ángel
    World Feed (CTV; TSN 1, 4, 5): John Helm
    Fútbol de Primera Radio:

    2 PM- Russia vs. Croatia
    FOX, TuneIn 1, FS SiriusXM: John Strong, Stu Holden, Maria Komandnaya
    TELE: Sammy Sadovnik, Eduardo Biscayart, Claudio Borghi
    World Feed (CTV; TSN 1, 4, 5): Peter Drury
    Fútbol de Primera Radio:

  10. Brendan

    July 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I agree with CH one football fan to another . Derek Rae is fantastic . He really brings the occasion to life with Tommie Smith on ESPN back in the day when u look forward to watching the big tournaments . JP is good to . John Strong with his 45 minutes gone and 45 to go give me a break

  11. Cpcva

    July 5, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Why aren’t the Friday games on big fox

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Big FOX is featuring TMZ Live and the Jerry Springer Show instead of the World Cup. Looks like they’re trying to boost the FS1 TV ratings.

  12. CH

    July 5, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    I know that John Strong is the commentator that Fox has labeled as their #1 announcer however in my opinion there is no question that he is easily the worst announcer out of the three. As someone who has been watching Champions league and World Cup coverage since the ESPN days I do value JP as a descent announcer, however Derek Rae is easily the best by far. Rae it seems has been given the #3 position by Fox. Although I am thankful that Rae has been given a position on the Fox commentary team, he should seriously be considered for the Final. His voice just gives the aura of a big game, and the way he depicts a game is magical. I miss hearing him on Champions league coverage, and although I am thankful that Fox picked him as one of their announcers it will be rather disappointing if average John Strong is given the final over the great Derek Rae.

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