If you are a big sports lover, including the soccer, then you won’t want to miss to watch World Cup 2018 games. So, how far do you already know about World Cup 2018? Here is the information for you.
2018 FIFA World Cup big event has been fast approaching. The committee will hold the games at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. Yes, it is nearly here. You will need to reserve your spot or option to follow the game that you’d like to watch. So, what you need to know so far?
Russian City hosts
The hosts Russia will kick off the greatest spectacle on earth starting from mid-June with the opening match in Moscow. There have been many controversies about the event. However, we can’t go wrong with checking the cities in Russia. Amongst those, the cities are St. Petersburg, Sochi, Moscow, Kazan, and Volgograd.
2 great teams didn’t make it
Amongst the 32 teams participating in this prestigious sports event, England will be amongst them. There are some countries who have failed to qualify. However, the most surprising one is the four-time champions Italy. They failed for the first time since 1958. Then there is three-time runner-up Netherlands as well.
The casters and the other interesting facts
As reported from the trusted source, this year’s World Cup will have an American Accent, although the US team failed to qualify for the tournament. Many broadcasters for the World Cup 2018 are coming from the US.
The committee has confirmed to the Associated Press that there would be 12 match commentators from the US, including John Strong and Stu Holden as the lead team. It is going to be awesome.
The other interesting thing is the fact that Aly Wagner will be the first female World Cup games analyst for a men’s World Cup this year. Beyond expectation, you will see such contrasting thing showing that the British voices will dominate the ESPN’s telecasts. Based in Russia, JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola will be the only crew from the country. They will host the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14. Then the next day after the opener, Strong and Holden will host the spectacle of Spain vs Portugal games. They will also work for the final on July 15.
Meanwhile, the remaining crews will be responsible for broadcasts duties in Fox’s studios in Los Angeles.
In these cases, Derek Rae will partner up with Wagner. Both of them broadcast the last two World Cup games for ESPN. The other teams that we’d like to see are Glenn Davis and Cobi Jones, Mark Followill, and Warren Barton, as well as Jorge Perez Navarro and Mariano Trujillo. As mentioned, there will be British accent as well. That will come from Scotland, Rae, and England, Barton. Two will feature the British voices.
The nice fact is that ESPN has used five British play-by-play announcers in 2014.Back in 2014, ESPN had used five British announcers including Ian Drake, Jon Champion, Daniel Mann, A drian Healey, and Rae. Not to mention Fernando Palomo who comes from El Salvador.
There is no doubt that it purposely answers the demands of the market wherein folks around the world need familiar voice-overs to enjoy the games. The American voices are definitely the most suitable to present to the world. The Fox’s World Cup coverage executive producer, David Neal, stated that this was the solid group of American voices ever selected for World Cup.
For those who want to watch the World Cup games from their favorite spot, Fox might be your best companion. Apparently, this marvelous channel will broadcast all the matches on the site from the quarterfinals on.
If you’d like to watch all the matches in the World Cup, then tuning in Fox is not wrong at all. Fox will broadcast all the thirty-eight matches on the main Fox network and 26 on the FS1. Also, don’t miss all the important matches in Fox including the final.
The total 64 matches will be held across 11 cities and 12 stadiums from June 14 to July 15. So, there will be a lot of moments going on in a month. You will have no reason to leave your favorite place since you are going to follow most of the games. Be prepared!
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