- Subscribers nationwide get every match live from Brazil
- Plus daily talk and analysis from John Harkes, Tony Meola, Ray Hudson and others throughout the tournament on SiriusXM FC, channel 94
TORONTO, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced that SiriusXM subscribers will get live access to broadcasts of all 64 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, from the Brazil vs. Croatia opener on June 12 through the Final on July 13.
English-language broadcasts of all World Cup matches, produced by ESPN Radio, will be available nationwide on SiriusXM. Games will air primarily on SiriusXM channel 84 and in cases where two matches are occurring simultaneously the second match will air on SirusXM channel 85.
In addition to live-match broadcasts, SiriusXM FC, channel 94, SiriusXM's exclusive 24/7 soccer channel, will offer listeners in-depth news, talk and analysis throughout the tournament.
SiriusXM listeners will hear ESPN's lead broadcast team of JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth, as well as Mark Donaldson, Ross Dyer, Shaka Hislop, Paul Mariner, Shep Messing and Janusz Michallik during game broadcasts.
On SiriusXM FC, listeners will get exclusive analysis from an exceptional roster of hosts that includes National Soccer Hall of Famer John Harkes, who played for the U.S. Men's National Team from 1987 to 2000 and competed in two World Cups (1990, 1994), former USMNT goalkeeper Tony Meola, who represented Team USA in three World Cups (1990, 1994, 2006), renowned commentator and former player/coach Ray Hudson, U.S. Soccer Foundation founding board member Charlie Stillitano, former MISL professional Kevin Flynn, as well as Neil Barnett, Anto Bianco, Phil Brown, J.P. Dellacamera and others.
In addition to SiriusXM FC's regular lineup of weekday/weekend shows, listeners will get the daily pre-game show World Cup Kickoff leading up to each day's matches. After the last match concludes, SiriusXM FC will provide a full recap of the day's results on World Cup Tonight.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup, contested by 32 national teams, will take place from June 12 to July 13 in 12 cities in Brazil. Nations competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup include Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay and the USA.
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SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada
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