The action on the pitch will be on Fox this summer, but that doesn’t mean ESPN doesn’t have big plans for the World Cup in Russia. Today, the World Wide Leader rolled out their coverage plans for both their English and Spanish language outlets.
Every match day, ESPN will present a one hour World Cup-focused SportsCenter hosted by Max Bretos and Antoinetta Collins on ESPN2. The soccer focused show ESPN FC will air everyday from Russia exclusively on the ESPN+ app, and will feature the return of Steve McManamen to the US market. ESPN.com will also have a reporter on hand for all 64 matches.
Spanish language coverage includes reporter Sebastian Salazar and former USMNT player Herculez Gomez embedded with the Mexico National Team. ESPN Deportes will feature a two-hour SportsCenter focusing on the Tournament everyday the Mexican team isn’t playing. Fútbol Picante will expand to two hours on TV, and the simulcast of Raza Deportiva will expand from five to seven days a week on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.
ESPN the Magazine will also publish a World Football issue. It will be available in both English and Spanish.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for the network. You can see full coverage plans for Russia 2018 in a press release ESPN put out on Friday by clicking here.