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Christopher Harris

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FOX's World Cup coverage illustrates how not to televise soccer

Never before in the history of soccer in the United States was a single game hyped so much. It was mentioned in every pre-match, match commentary, and post-match discussion leading up to Black Friday. There was nothing wrong about getting excited for England against the United States. However, the incessant hyping of one game over […]

Peacock TV

/ 2 days ago

Peacock's World Cup viewership is a record breaker

It's still early days, but one of the most fascinating stories about Qatar 2022 is how well Peacock's World Cup viewership numbers are doing. For a streaming service that is showing games only in Spanish, you would expect it to do decently well. However, Tuesday's World Cup coverage on Peacock blew the roof off. In […]

FOX Sports

/ 3 days ago

11.7 million watch USA-Wales across FOX and Telemundo

The viewing numbers are in for the USA's first World Cup 2022 game. Adding the numbers of FOX Sports and Telemundo Deportes together, the total viewing audience for USA-Wales was an impressive 11.7 million. Televised on a Monday afternoon from 2-4PM ET, the game ended 1-1 with both Wales and the United States sharing the […]

Telemundo

/ 5 days ago

Give Telemundo credit for speaking out about World Cup in Qatar

Telemundo Deportes deserve credit for taking the moral high ground and speaking the truth about World Cup 2022.. To be specific, Telemundo Deportes President Ray Warren has said, on the record, that the network is not going to shy away from discussing off the field matters during its coverage of Qatar 2022. And his network […]

World Cup 2022

/ 7 days ago

World Cup coverage plans from World Soccer Talk

It's been a busy few months for World Soccer Talk, and we're excited to share some big updates about our World Cup coverage plans: More than a year in the making • First, this month, World Soccer Talk celebrates 17 years in existence. Thank you for supporting us all of these years and relying us on […]

FOX Sports

/ 8 days ago

FOX treating USA win against Wales as a given

An ancient Chinese philosopher once said that there is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent. With the United States facing Wales in the World Cup on Monday, the USMNT is ready and prepared. However, its national team television broadcaster FOX Sports is treating the USA win against Wales as a given. Yes, many of […]

Ian Darke

/ 9 days ago

Landon Donovan on Ian Darke's call of his 2010 World Cup goal

Sometimes in life, serendipity happens when you least expect it. Before the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Landon Donovan was recognized as the best soccer player the US had ever generated. Likewise, Ian Darke already had a very successful career as a commentator. He was one of the most recognizable voices of Premier League coverage, especially […]

FOX Sports

/ 11 days ago

Tubi to make World Cup game reruns available in 4K

Tubi, the free streaming service that's under the umbrella of FOX Entertainment, is making reruns of World Cup games available in 4K. With most 2022 World Cup group stage games featuring kickoff times of 5AM ET, 8AM ET, 11AM ET and 2PM ET, many fans will watch games on-demand. Viewing options galore are available via […]

FOX Sports

/ 12 days ago

FOX's World Cup set in Qatar is huge

FOX's World Cup set in Doha is a sight to see during Qatar 2022. Built at a cost of several million dollars, it is the centerpiece of FOX's coverage of the world's biggest tournament. After all, FOX Sports have exclusive English-language coverage of the 2022 World Cup. Of equal importance, the competitions runs November 20 […]

Telemundo

/ 15 days ago

Are Telemundo World Cup games in 4K?

Watching the World Cup in 4K is a special treat. So one of the questions we often get is whether Telemundo World Cup games are in 4K or not. We spoke with executives at Telemundo Deportes to find out. Telemundo World Cup games 4K or not Unfortunately for soccer purists, it may not be the […]

Interviews

/ 15 days ago

World Cup soccer experts available for interviews

If you're looking for World Cup experts to appear on radio, television, as well as written media, World Soccer Talk have several experts available for interviews, as well as analysis. World Cup 2022 runs from November 20 through December 18, with a significant number of storylines happening both on and off the field. Founded in […]

FOX Sports

/ 16 days ago

FOX's World Cup success rides on how USMNT does in Qatar

FOX Sports executives know that the success of FOX's World Cup coverage depends on one thing, and that's how well the USMNT does. If the US Men's National Team go home after three games, FOX Sports face huge obstacles to make World Cup 2022 a financial and viewership success. Conversely, if the USMNT advance from […]
/ 21 days ago

Weird and Wild World Cup 2022: WST Podcast

On this week’s episode, we explain why this may be the wildest World Cup ever (and not necessarily for good reasons), why there's no World Cup fever yet, what needs to happen to make NFL viewers take notice of the World Cup, ESPN digs into the Qatar controversies, if the scandals will hurt NWSL, details […]

ESPN2

/ 22 days ago

Leeds to air on ESPN2 before USMNT World Cup Roster Reveal

The growing interest in Leeds United among soccer fans in the U.S. is paying off. So much so that the team's game on Wednesday, November 9 in the League Cup is going to be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Not only that, but the 2:45PM ET Leeds-Wolves cup game is going to serve as an […]

Panini

/ 23 days ago

How to complete a World Cup sticker album

The quest to complete a Panini World Cup sticker album is a worldwide phenomenon. In Argentina, adults and children line up for hours to buy stickers. In Brazil, criminals hijacked a van carrying 300,000 World Cup stickers. In the United States, you can find entire families working together in teams to complete their World Cup […]

FOX Sports

/ 24 days ago

FOX studio for World Cup in Qatar: First look

FOX's studio for the World Cup in Qatar is a thing to see. For Russia 2018, FOX spent lavishly on a multi-million dollar set in Red Square, Moscow. Similarly, FOX Sports have spent several million dollars on its new set, which aims to be a constant image in the minds of fans watching the World […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 24 days ago

Most popular soccer websites in United States

With millions of soccer fans following the beautiful game in the United States, what are the most popular soccer websites? According to Comscore, the leading audience measurement company, the answers may surprise you. Yes, there are literally thousands of websites that focus on sports, but the majority of fans depend on an elite number of […]
/ 29 days ago

New MLS Apple TV details revealed: WST Podcast

On this week’s episode, we discuss one major change to look out for during the World Cup, we discuss news about MLS’s Apple deal, our thoughts about CBS’s Destination Brooklyn, why MLS are planning on changing their playoffs next year, and two new documentaries of interest to most soccer fans. Listen to the show via […]

FA Cup

/ 34 days ago

Wrexham's next FA Cup game to air in United States

FA Cup's fairytale story Wrexham AFC are bringing their magic back to viewers in the United States. An ESPN spokeswoman confirmed to World Soccer Talk that Wrexham's next FA Cup game is going to be streamed on ESPN+. Scheduled for Sunday, November 6 at 7:30AM ET, Wrexham's FA Cup First Round game is against Oldham […]
/ 36 days ago

Why Peacock is a worthy World Cup viewing option

On this week’s episode, we discuss FOX’s plans for their coverage of the World Cup, how Peacock plans to broadcast the World Cup, Wrexham catches fire, and Serie A want Paramount Plus to pay more. This, plus we also have questions from you, the listeners. Listen to the show via the player above or via […]