Daniel Mann, a UK-based Sky Sports football commentator, will join ESPN as a play-by-play commentator for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in the United States this summer. Brazil 2014 will be Mann’s second World Cup Mann after serving as the lead voice for the 3D presentation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
Mann has worked for Sky Sports as a football commentators since 2006. He commentates on live Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, the Football League, League Cup, several European national team and Coppa Italia matches for Sky 3D and Sky Sports primary networks. He has called the last three Champions League finals for Sky 3D.
Mann was the lead commentator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in 3D. He called 16 matches from Johannesburg and Durban for HBS, FIFA’s production unit for the quadrennial event, marking the first time the World Cup was aired in 3D.
Mann debuted as a broadcaster in November 2000 when he joined Liverpool-based Radio City 96.7/Magic 1548 as a news reader, reporter, editor, sports producer, radio presenter and commentator. He has since become one of the sought-after voices for televised football in the United Kingdom and beyond, having worked as a freelance commentator for Al-Jazeera Sport (UEFA EURO 2012), the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia in 2009 and Eurosport (2006-’09).
In addition to the World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA European Football Championship, Mann has also provided match commentary for FA Cup international broadcasts, FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, Brazil National Team international friendlies, FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA U-17 World Cup, as well as Premier League matches for international broadcasts.
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