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TV

/ 61 days ago

Martin Tyler required surgery after World Cup to save voice

Martin Tyler was on the verge of permanently losing his hallowed voice, but surgery in 2023 kept one of the most prominent commentators in the business. Having been behind the microphone for many games at the World Cup in Qatar, Martin Tyler returned home with a sore throat. Initially, he attributed his issues to hay […]

Telemundo

/ 362 days ago

Telemundo Women's World Cup commentators schedule

Telemundo is breaking records when it comes to broadcasting the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup. The commentary team features the most women ever assembled in Spanish-language American media. A diverse group of talent includes former players, notable voices and great analysts for Telemundo's coverage. For American audiences, Telemundo's coverage is always a safe bet, even […]

Book Review

/ 510 days ago

The Beautiful Poetry of Football Commentary: Book review

How do they do it? When confronted with a dramatic situation for our favorite club or a stressful moment in an engaging match, we usually regress to unintelligible sounds or a series of annoying semi-connected syllables. Broadcasters, conversely, not only need to keep their cool and convey the moment, but transmit the gravity of what is going […]

Telemundo

/ 556 days ago

Telemundo's Sammy Sadovnik reveals his secret to gol calls

World Soccer Talk had the opportunity to interview Telemundo World Cup commentator Sammy Sadovnik. Currently, Sadovnik is stationed in Doha with the rest of Telemundo's on-air talent. Like most play-by-play voices out in Qatar, the World Cup is the busiest possible schedule. For example, Sadovnik called games virtually every day. The two-day break between the […]
/ 580 days ago

FOX Sports' Landon Donovan on World Cup co-commentating

FOX's World Cup commentary team includes some great names with World Cup experience. Ian Darke, Derek Rae and JP Dellacamera are just some of those with incredible experience. However, there is a new voice working alongside one of those commentators that has experience on the pitch. In this episode of the World Soccer Talk podcast, […]

ITV

/ 598 days ago

Jon Champion joins ITV World Cup team

ESPN's Jon Champion will be one of the lead commentators for the ITV coverage of the 2022 World Cup. One of the most popular narrators in the business, Champion joins the British network for the tournament as ESPN does not have broadcasting rights for the Qatar World Cup here in the United States. Along with […]
Andrew Redington

FOX Sports

/ 691 days ago

Ian Darke joins FOX World Cup coverage for Qatar 2022

Ian Darke, one of soccer's best known commentators in the United States, is set to be a part of the FOX World Cup coverage. Currently, Darke works as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN. FOX holds the rights to World Cup 2022, as they started doing so in 2018. Therefore, Darke was not part of the […]