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CBS announce coverage plans for Concacaf World Cup qualifiers

CBS Sports today revealed its commentator lineup and coverage plans for the final round of Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers. CBS Sports will provide coverage of 21 matches during the September and October windows, including all U.S. road matches and all Mexico home and away matches.

Action kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 2, with every match on Paramount+ and select matches also on CBS Sports Network. Additional match windows and coverage details, including October studio coverage, will be announced at a later date.

Host Kate Abdo and analysts Clint Dempsey, Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu return for CBS Sports’ live pre-match, halftime and post-match studio show. Nico Cantor will also contribute to studio coverage. In addition to traditional pre-match elements, studio coverage will provide live look-ins during the ongoing matches.

Mexico Women’s National Team player Janelly Farias will contribute to coverage on-site in Mexico on Thursday, Sept. 2 and will also serve as a match analyst alongside play-by-play commentator Adrian Garcia-Marquez. Farias and Garcia-Marquez will call Costa Rica vs. Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 5. Play-by-play commentator Andres Cordero and analyst Maurice Edu will call El Salvador vs. United States on Thursday, Sept. 2 and Honduras vs. United States on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Jenny Chiu will report on-site from San Salvador for the El Salvador vs. United States match on Thursday, Sept. 2, in Nashville for the United States vs. Canada match on Sunday, Sept. 5, and in San Pedro Sula for the Honduras vs. United States match on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

CBS Sports’ coverage of the Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers features the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama. The final round of Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers concludes in March 2022, and the top three teams will qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, while the fourth-place team will compete in a FIFA Intercontinental Playoff in June 2022.

Pete Radovich, CBS Sports’ Senior Creative Director, will be the coordinating producer for Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers coverage. Jonathan Segal will produce CBS Sports’ coverage alongside Radovich. Harold Bryant is executive producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

All times Eastern USA


FIFA World Cup Qualifying – CONCACAF



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  1. Michelangelo

    August 27, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    It’s nice to see that a majority of the matches are on CBSSN, Universo, and TUDN. All the other matches are on Paramount Plus excellent. Great group of Analysts to give the most authentic broadcast. We need Fernando Fiore that man is excellent. We also need Jorge Perez Navarro. Lets go. Paramount Plus for the win.

  2. locofooty

    August 27, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Panama – Mexico on Telemundo.

    Panama – Costa Rica, Jamaica – Panama, El Salvador – Honduras, Canada – El Salvador, Costa Rica – Jamaica available on the Telemundo app through authentication. Looks like the experiment of putting the matches on Peacock is over.

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