ESPN Deportes Finalizes its Brazil 2014 World Cup Roster with Mexican Soccer Legend Hugo Sanchez

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ESPN Deportes Finalizes its Brazil 2014 World Cup Roster with Mexican Soccer Legend Hugo Sanchez

Sanchez Joins Mario “El Matador” Kempes and More Than 30 Soccer Legends and Preeminent Sports Journalists in Rio de Janeiro for Multiplatform Coverage

With 100 days from kickoff of the most anticipated event in soccer, ESPN Deportes adds Hugo Sanchez, a former striker long considered Mexico’s best player, to the network’s roster of more than 30 legendary former players and expert soccer journalists. This diverse group will provide its unique perspective and expertise starting June 8, 2014 from Rio de Janeiro.

“The ESPN Deportes Brazil 2014 talent lineup will offer first-hand knowledge and experience from soccer legends like Hugo Sanchez complemented by a team of seasoned World Cup journalists,” said Rodolfo Martinez, vice President, production, ESPN International and Deportes. “The network’s complete onsite team will enhance our presentation, offering fans unprecedented multiplatform coverage around the clock from the world’s largest soccer stage.”

Content produced from Brazil will be available across television, radio, online and mobile and provide comprehensive, up-to-the minute news, information and analysis by former soccer stars and veteran World Cup journalists such as:

–       Mario “El Matador” Kempes, who led Argentina’s National Team to its first World Cup in 1978;

–       Jared Borgetti, the leading scorer for the Mexican National Team;

–       Luis Roberto Alves dos Santos ‘Zague’, who played in the 1994 World Cup and became Club America’s top scorer;

–       Former Mexican soccer stars Rafa Puente, Jose Antonio “Tato” Noriega and “Paco” Gabriel de Anda;

–       Jose Ramon Fernandez, covering his tenth World Cup;

–       Jorge Ramos and David Faitelson covering their eighth World Cup;

–       Fernando Schwartz, who has covered the World Cup on site since Spain 1982;

–       John Sutcliffe, covering his sixth World Cup.

Other ESPN Deportes soccer analysts and commentators on location include: Adriana Monsalve, Alex de la Rosa, Andres Agulla, Alfonso “Poncho” Vera, Barak Fever, Carolina Padron, Ciro Procuna, Fernando Palomo, Hector Huerta, Heriberto Murrieta, Hernan Pereyra, Juan Pablo Fernandez, Kary Correa, Manu Martin, Martin Ainstein, Paulo Vinícius Coelho, Roberto Gomez Junco and Tony Cherchi.

Assignments for the ESPN Deportes commentators for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be announced at a later date.


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