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ESPN plans extensive English- and Spanish-language news and information coverage of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar across its media platforms in the U.S. On-site coverage will originate from state-of-the-art studios in Doha, beginning Thursday, November 17, through the end of the monthlong tournament on December 18.
ESPN content from Qatar will originate from two major studios and four subsets, that will serve as the global content hub for news and information coverage of the World Cup.
Futbol Americas with Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar from Qatar will headline ESPN’s English-language coverage, as well as ESPN FC daily segments from Qatar, both available exclusively on ESPN+. Expanded to a daily program throughout the month-long tournament, Futbol Americas will originate from ESPN’s World Cup 2022 studios complex in Doha, Qatar.
ESPN Deportes, the 24/7 Spanish-language sports network, will showcase most of the World Cup 2022 content from Qatar via daily editions of SportsCenter, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda, Fútbol Picante, Ahora o Nunca and Cronómetro.
English-Language Platforms:
SportsCenter
Daily editions SportsCenter, ESPN’s signature news program, will include extensive coverage and reporting from the U.S. Men’s National Team camp by Sam Borden. Former U.S. Men’s National Team player and ESPN’s lead English-language soccer analyst Taylor Twellman will make recurring appearances on the program with previews, and post-game analysis focusing on the U.S. team. He will also provide insight on key storylines from the tournament. Herculez Gomez will also contribute from Doha.
ESPN FC (Daily on ESPN+, 6 p.m.)
ESPN FC with cohosts Dan Thomas and Kay Murray, the leading daily soccer studio show will stream exclusively on ESPN+ every evening at 6 p.m. providing the most up-to-date World Cup news and analysis and featuring a diverse roster of experts from around the world.
The show will be hosted in Bristol with live reports from Qatar. Co-hosts Dan Thomas and Kay Murray will be joined daily by a rotation of analysts, including Frank Leboeuf, Craig Burley Alejandro Moreno, Steve Nicol, and Kasey Keller. Segments from Qatar will feature Alexis Nunes, Shaka Hislop, Nedum Onuoha, Sebastian Salazar, Herculez Gomez, Gab Marcotti, Julien Laurens, Mark Ogden, Pablo Zabaleta, Juan Carlos Osorio, and Sam Borden, who will report from the USMNT camp. Other featured analysts include Steve McManaman, Luis Garcia, Don Hutchison, Jan Aage Fjortoft and Gemma Soler.
Futbol Américas with Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar (Daily on ESPN+, 7 p.m.)
Futbol Americas, the ESPN+ soccer studio program that covers global soccer with a focus on the United States, Mexican, and Canadian national teams, will stream live daily at 7 p.m., from Doha. Former Mexico National Team manager Juan Carlos Osorio has joined the show as a contributor.
ESPN.com / ESPNDeportes.com
Ten reporters will headline ESPN.com’s World Cup coverage from Qatar. These include Gab Marcotti, Mark Ogden, Sam Borden, Julien Laurens, James Olley, Kyle Bonagura, Tom Hamilton, Rob Dawson, Cesar Hernandez and Jeff Carlisle. Borden and Carlisle will cover the U.S. Men’s National Team, Hernandez (Mexico), Olley (England), and Julien Laurens (France). ESPNDeportes.com’s Rafa Ramos will report from site and cover the Mexican National Team. Highlights:
In addition, “Faces of World Cup Nations,” a custom digital experience from ESPN Creative Studio and Digital Editorial teams, launched today on ESPN.com. It studies the lineage of top scorers for nations in the 2022 World Cup field, and creates composite faces for each one using decades of data, giving fans a different perspective on these countries’ soccer histories.
ESPN Spanish-language Platforms:
ESPN Deportes will feature comprehensive news and information coverage across its linear and digital platforms. Highlights include:
ESPN Deportes News and Information (all times ET)
ESPN Deportes Daily World Cup Schedule:
Spanish-Language Commentators
ESPN Deportes will have more than 25 on-air personalities providing analysis from Qatar and ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Los Angeles, Miami and Mexico City, led by 1978 World Cup champion Mario “El Matador” Kempes, former Mexican National Team stars Hugo Sánchez, Jared Borgetti, Rafa Puente, Francisco Gabriel de Anda, player Mario Carrillo, and former coach Juan Carlos Osorio.
Prominent soccer journalists covering the event from site include: Miguel Angel Briseño, Rodrigo Faes, David Faitelson, José Ramón Fernández, Paulina Garcia Robles, Roberto Gómez Junco, Carolina Guillén, Vanessa Huppenkothen, Álvaro Morales, Alexis Nunes, Carolina Padrón, Fernando Palomo, Pilar Perez, Hernán Pereyra, Jorge Pietrasanta, Ricardo Puig, Jorge Ramos, Rafael Ramos, Sebastian Salazar, Mauricio Ymay and more. In addition, Nunes, Salazar and Hercules Gomez will also contribute to the Spanish-language coverage.
Reporters assigned to specific national teams include, Pilar Pérez (USA), Mauricio Ymay, joined by Borgetti (Mexico), and Carolina Padrón (Costa Rica).
World Cup 2022 Specials on ESPN+
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