ESPN Radio to Present All 64 Matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Live

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ESPN Radio to Present All 64 Matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Live

Veteran Soccer Personalities Dellacamera and Smyth Return

soccerESPN Radio will broadcast live all 64 games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, from the Brazil vs. Croatia opener on June 12 through the Final on July 13. This will be ESPN Radio’s second FIFA World Cup, having also done all 64 games in 2010 from South Africa.

All matches will also be streamed online on and available via the ESPN Radio App. All of ESPN Radio’s FIFA World Cup broadcasts will also be featured on SiriusXM, with 56 of the games airing on SiriusXM Channel 84.  In cases where two matches are airing simultaneously, one will air on SiriusXM 84, with the other on SiriusXM 85.

Veteran FIFA World Cup soccer commentators JP Dellacamera (play-by-play) and analyst Tommy Smyth will return to ESPN Radio for Brazil 2014, having called matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Dellacamera has called the last seven FIFA World Cups for a variety of networks and has served as NBC’s lead soccer commentator at the Summer Olympics.  Smyth, who has called thousands of international matches from leagues all over the world including the UEFA Champions League for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN International, served as a game and studio analyst during ESPN’s UEFA European Football Championship (2008 and 2012) coverage and has worked five FIFA World Cups (1994, ’98, 2002, ’06 and ‘10).

Other ESPN Radio commentators and analysts

  • Mark Donaldson (play-by-play) has served as a soccer commentator and pundit for ESPN Radio since 2010, calling UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Scottish Premier League matches, among others;
  • Ross Dyer (play-by-play) previously called matches during ESPN Radio’s presentation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga, World Cup qualifying matches for ESPN International;
  • Shaka Hislop (analyst) is an ESPN Soccer analyst and standout former professional football (soccer) player and regular contributor to ESPN FC;
  • Paul Mariner (analyst) works as a contributor to ESPN’s soccer studio show, ESPN FC, and is a former professional soccer player and coach, most recently serving as Director of Player development and head coach for MLS’ Toronto FC;
  • Shep Messing (analyst), a former NASL and U.S. National team keeper, has provided analysis for ESPN during the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups;
  • Janusz Michallik (analyst) is a former U.S. National team defender and current ESPN soccer analyst.

News and Information

Additionally, ESPN Radio will have a robust news and information schedule supporting the World Cup match schedule, with SportsCenter Expresses and World Cup Expresses during evening and weekend programming, as well as special one-hour FIFA World Cup Today shows at select times during the tournament. ESPN Radio will also produce a 30-minute ESPN FC program, which will air multiple times each night of the World Cup, and will also be available as podcasts on and through the ESPN Radio App. Leading up to the June 12 opening match, ESPN Radio will air World Cup vignettes regularly.



The U.S. Men’s National Team, currently ranked No. 13 in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, will kick-off its 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign against Ghana (ranked No. 37) on ESPN and WatchESPN on Monday, June 16, at 5:55 p.m. from the Estadio das Dunas in Natal. The U.S. team’s first-round matches:

Date Time (ET) Match Site
Mon 6/16 5:30 p.m. Ghana vs. USA Estadio das Dunas (Natal)
Sun 6/22 5:30 p.m. USA vs. Portugal Arena Amazonia (Manaus)
Thu 6/26 11:30 a.m. USA vs. Germany Arena Pernambuco (Recife)


All times EASTERN, Schedule is subject to change

Date Time (ET) Match Group Site Match #
Thu 6/12 3:55 p.m. Brazil vs. Croatia A Sao Paulo 1
Fri 6/13 11:55 a.m. Mexico vs. Cameroon A Natal 2
  2:55 p.m. Spain vs. Netherlands B Salvador 3
  5:55 p.m. Chile vs. Australia B Cuiaba 4
Sat 6/14 11:55 a.m. Colombia vs. Greece C Belo Horizonte 5
  2:55 p.m. Uruguay vs. Costa Rica D Fortaleza 7
  5:55 p.m. England vs. Italy D Manaus 8
  8:55 p.m. Ivory Coast vs. Japan C Recife 6
Sun 6/15 11:55 a.m. Switzerland vs. Ecuador E Brasilia 9
  2:55 p.m. France vs. Honduras E Porto Alegre 10
  5:55 p.m. Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Rio de Janeiro 11
Mon 6/16 11:55 a.m. Germany vs. Portugal G Salvador 13
  2:55 p.m. Iran vs. Nigeria F Curitiba 12
  5:30 p.m. Ghana vs. United States G Natal 14
Tue 6/17 11:55 a.m. Belgium vs. Algeria H Belo Horizonte 15
  2:55 p.m. Brazil vs. Mexico A Fortaleza 17
  5:55 p.m. Russia vs. South Korea H Cuiaba 16
Wed 6/18 11:55 a.m. Australia vs. Netherlands B Porto Alegre 20
  2:55 p.m. Spain vs. Chile B Rio de Janeiro 19
  5:55 p.m. Cameroon vs. Croatia A Manaus 18
Thu 6/19 11:55 a.m. Colombia vs. Ivory Coast C Brasilia 21
  2:55 p.m. Uruguay vs. England D Sao Paulo 23
   5:55 p.m. Japan vs. Greece C Natal 22
Fri 6/20 11:55 a.m. Italy vs. Costa Rica D Recife 24
  2:55 p.m. Switzerland vs. France E Salvador 25
  5:55 p.m. Honduras vs. Ecuador E Curitiba 26
Sat 6/21 11:55 a.m. Argentina vs. Iran F Belo Horizonte 27
  2:55 p.m. Germany vs. Ghana G Fortaleza 29
  5:55 p.m. Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Cuiaba 28
Sun 6/22 11:55 a.m. Belgium vs. Russia H Rio de Janeiro 31
  2:55 p.m. South Korea vs. Algeria H Porto Alegre 32
  5:30 p.m. United States vs. Portugal G Manaus 30
Mon 6/23 11:55 a.m. Netherlands vs. Chile B Sao Paulo 36
  11:55 a.m. Australia vs. Spain B Curitiba 35
  3:55 p.m. Croatia vs. Mexico A Recife 34
  3:55 p.m. Cameroon vs. Brazil A Brasilia 33
Tue 6/24 11:55 a.m. Italy vs. Uruguay D Natal 39
  11:55 a.m. Costa Rica vs. England D Belo Horizonte 40
  3:55 p.m. Japan vs. Colombia C Cuiaba 37
  3:55 p.m. Greece vs. Ivory Coast C Fortaleza 38
Wed 6/25 11:55 a.m. Nigeria vs. Argentina F Porto Alegre 43
  11:55 a.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran F Salvador 44
  3:55 p.m. Ecuador vs. France E Rio de Janeiro 42
  3:55 p.m. Honduras vs. Switzerland E Manaus 41
Thu 6/26 11:30 a.m. United States vs. Germany G Recife 45
  11:55 a.m. Portugal vs. Ghana G Brasilia 46
  3:55 p.m. South Korea vs. Belgium H Sao Paulo 47
  3:55 p.m. Algeria vs. Russia H Curitiba 48

2nd Stage – Round of 16

Date Time (ET) Matchup Site Match #
Sat 6/28 11:30 a.m. 1A vs. 2B Belo Horizonte 49
  3:30 p.m. 1C vs. 2D Rio de Janeiro 50
Sun 6/29 11:30 a.m. 1B vs. 2A Fortaleza 51
  3:30 p.m. 1D vs. 2C Recife 52
Mon 6/30 11:30 a.m. 1E vs. 2F Brasilia 53
  3:30 p.m. 1G vs. 2H Porto Alegre 54
Tue 7/1 11:30 a.m. 1F vs. 2E Sao Paulo 55
  3:30 p.m. 1H vs. 2G Salvador 56

 2nd Stage – Quarterfinals

Date Time (ET) Matchup Site Match #
Fri 7/4 11:30 a.m. Winners 53 vs. 54 Rio de Janeiro 58
  3:30 p.m. Winners 49 vs. 50 Fortaleza 57
Sat 7/5 11:30 a.m. Winners 55 vs. 56 Brasilia 60
  3:30 p.m. Winners 51 vs. 52 Salvador 59

2nd Stage – Semifinals

Date Time (ET) Matchup Site Match #
Tue 7/8 3:30 p.m. Winners 57 vs. 58 Belo Horizonte 61
Wed 7/9 3:30 p.m. Winners 59 vs. 60 Sao Paulo 62

Third Place Match

Date Time (ET) Matchup Site Match #
Sat 7/12 3:55 p.m. Losers – 61 vs. 62 Brasilia 63

2014 FIFA World Cup Title Match

Date Time (ET) Matchup Site Match #
Sun 7/13 2:30 p.m. Winners – 61 vs. 62 Rio de Janeiro 64


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