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World Cup Soccer

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  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Sports
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Men's version of Women's World Cup Soccer 
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  • Tags: soccer (country: men's)

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Plot Synopsis

Every four years -- and after multiple regional qualification rounds -- 32 nations from around the world travel to the host country, where teams compete in a round-robin group stage, followed by a single-elimination tournament for the top 16 teams. For the 2010 World Cup from South Africa, the seventh time ESPN covered this quadrennial tournament, ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC combined to present all 64 games live, from the opening game between Mexico and South Africa on June 11 through the championship game between Spain and Netherlands on July 11.
Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup, with ESPN covering the event for its eighth year. ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC will broadcast all games live, from the opening game on Thursday, June 12 between Croatia and Brazil (3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT on ESPN) through the final, scheduled for Sunday, July 13, 2014 (3pm ET/Noon PT on ABC). Ian Darke is the lead play-by-play commentator for ESPN during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, leading a group of six match commentators that also includes these soccer voices: Jon Champion, Adrian Healey, Daniel Mann, Fernando Palomo and Derek Rae. As lead commentator, Darke will call the opening game (with Steve McManaman), all United States matches (with Taylor Twellman), all England games (with McManaman), the championship game, and many other featured matches, including Spain vs. Chile.


Other Titles

  • Also known as: FIFA World Cup


  • (1982) - Spain
  • (1986) - Mexico
  • (1990) - Italy
  • (1994) - United States
  • (1998) - France
  • (2002) - South Korea
  • (2002) - Japan
  • (2006) - Germany
  • (2010) - South Africa
  • (2014) - Brazil