FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES BROADCAST TEAMS FOR GROUP STAGE OF FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015(TM)
Dellacamera, DiCicco and Whitehill Call Tournament's Opening Game and USWNT Group Stage Matches
Los Angeles - JP Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill call the opening match of the FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015(TM) - Canada vs. China PR - on Saturday, June 6 (6:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 before joining the U.S. Women's National Team for the squad's Group Stage matches. Julie Stewart-Binks joins the trio from the sideline for Canada vs. China PR, while Jenny Taft patrols the sidelines for USWNT Group Stage games on Monday, June 8 vs. Australia (7:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1), Friday, June 12 vs. Sweden (8:00 PM ET on FOX broadcast network) and Tuesday, June 16 vs. Nigeria (8:00 PM ET on FOX broadcast network).
Four additional broadcast teams are also on the call for FOX Sports' coverage of the 52 matches throughout Canada: Glenn Davis and Christine Latham; Jenn Hildreth and Kyndra de St. Aubin; Justin Kutcher and Aly Wagner; and John Strong and Danielle Slaton. In addition, Angela Hucles provides game analysis during the tournament, teaming with Davis and Hildreth for select Group Stage matches. Taft is embedded with the USWNT, providing in-depth reports, breaking news and features on the squad throughout the tournament. Stewart-Binks, a native Canadian, serves as a roving reporter and is expected to report from at least 11 different games in four different cities during the group stage.
FOX Sports' Group Stage broadcast team schedule for games played from Saturday, June 6, through Wednesday, June 17, is attached. Assignments for knockout round matches will be announced as the tournament progresses. Additional highlights of FOX Sports' game schedule are below:
· Hildreth and de St. Aubin call reigning champion Japan's opener vs. Switzerland, on Monday, June 8 at 10:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.
· Kutcher, Wagner and Stewart-Binks call the tilt between title contender France and England, on Tuesday, June 9, at 1:00 PM ET on FOX broadcast network.
· Kutcher, Wagner and Stewart-Binks call another potentially entertaining matchup, as tournament favorite Germany takes on an impressive Norway squad on Thursday, June 11 at 4:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.
· Strong and Slaton provide commentary on two of the tournament's most interesting stories, as Brazil, led by Marta, one of the best players in the world, faces Women's World Cup newcomer Spain on Saturday, June 13 at 4:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.
FOX Sports' FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015(TM) play-by-play announcers have a combined broadcasting experience that spans 15 World Cups and four Olympic Games with innumerable seasons calling international and domestic club soccer competitions and big-game assignments. FOX Sports' roster of game analysts, which includes former international soccer stars and the winningest coach in U.S. international history, has extensive on-field experience, playing or coaching at the highest level. The group has a combined for six Olympic Gold medals, eight World Cup appearances, one World Cup championship, plus a host of domestic club soccer victories.
Complementing FOX Sports' extensive live match coverage all month is studio programming originating from the network's specially-constructed set located at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver. FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TODAY provides pre-match, halftime, post-match and bridge show coverage, while FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TONIGHT offers the definitive last word on the day's action. Most matches are preceded by a 60-minute edition of FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TODAY. Leading-off FOX Sports' FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015(TM) coverage is FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SPECIAL, a live one-hour preview show airing on the eve of match play, Friday, June 5 (7:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. In addition to FOX Sports' Women's World Cup-specific programs, ample tournament coverage is planned daily on FOX Sports 1's signature news programs AMERICA'S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.
All games, programs and features are available on tablets and mobile devices via the FOX Sports GO app and online at www.FOXSportsGO.com.