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Posted by Mac Nwulu on September 4, 2013

38 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matches on ESPN Networks Friday through Tuesday

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Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman to Host ESPN3’s “FIFA World Cup Whiparound – Quest to Qualify”

The ESPN networks will show 39 matches during the upcoming FIFA international match dates – Friday, Sept. 6, through Tuesday, Sept. 10.  All matches, except one, are qualifying contests for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

In addition, ESPN3, the live multi-screen sports network available in 85 million homes, will present ESPN’s first soccer whiparound program “FIFA World Cup Whiparound – Quest to Qualify” from 2-5 p.m. ET on each of the two September 2013 FIFA match dates.  The three-hour program will take fans through several live look-ins to on-the-field action, and offer highlights of key moments in the games (goals, controversial referee decisions, et al) from the topline FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.  Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman will host on Friday.  Healey returns with an analyst (TBD) show on Tuesday. ESPN3’s “FIFA World Cup Whiparound – Quest to Qualify” will originate live from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill in Kissimmee, Fla.

Highlights:

  • ESPN3 will be the digital home for 37 matches;
  • ESPN Deportes will feature four live matches – Czech Republic vs. Armenia (Friday, 12 p.m.); Finland vs. Spain (Friday, 2:30 p.m.); Russia vs. Israel (Tuesday, 11 a.m.); and the only international friendly match on the schedule between No. 1-ranked Spain and Chile (Tuesday, 2 p.m.).  The Spanish-language network will also televise 14 matches on delay;
  • The much anticipated rivalry match between USA and Mexico on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. will conclude ESPN’s coverage of the September 2013 FIFA match dates (A release with full details of ESPN at USA vs. Mexico will be issued later today).

Schedule:

DateTime (ET)MatchNetwork(s)
Fri, Sept 610:30 a.m.Russia vs. LuxembourgESPN3
 12 p.m.Czech Republic vs. ArmeniaESPN Deportes / WatchESPN / ESPN3
 2 p.m.Malta vs. DenmarkESPN3
 2 p.m.Macedonia vs. WalesESPN3
 2 p.m.Turkey vs. AndorraESPN3
 2 p.m.Romania vs. HungaryESPN3
 2:10 p.m.Latvia vs. LithuaniaESPN3
 2:15 p.m.Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. SlovakiaESPN3
 2:15 p.m.Georgia vs. FranceESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Slovenia vs. AlbaniaESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Estonia vs. NetherlandsESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Finland vs. SpainESPN Deportes / WatchESPN / ESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Switzerland vs. IcelandESPN3
 2:45 p.m.Serbia vs. CroatiaESPN3
 2:45 p.m.Germany vs. AustriaESPN3
 2:45 p.m.Liechtenstein vs. GreeceESPN3
 2:45 p.m.Poland vs. MontenegroESPN3
 2:45 p.m.Northern Ireland vs. PortugalESPN3
 3 p.m.Scotland vs. BelgiumESPN3
 9:30 p.m.Mexico vs. HondurasESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Sat, Sept 71:45 p.m.Israel vs. AzerbaijanESPN3
Tue, Sept 1011 a.m.Russia vs. IsraelESPN Deportes / WatchESPN / ESPN3
 11:30 a.m.Lithuania vs. LiechtensteinESPN3
 12 p.m.Armenia vs. DenmarkESPN3
 1 p.m.Georgia vs. FinlandESPN3
 2 p.m.Malta vs. BulgariaESPN3
 2 p.m.Romania vs. TurkeyESPN3
 2 p.m.Spain vs. ChileESPN Deportes / WatchESPN / ESPN3
 2:15 p.m.Luxembourg vs. Northern IrelandESPN3
 2:15 p.m.Slovakia vs. Bosnia-HerzegovinaESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Macedonia vs. ScotlandESPN3
 2:30Hungary vs. EstoniaESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Andorra vs. NetherlandsESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Cyprus vs. SloveniaESPN3
 2:45 p.m.San Marino vs. PolandESPN3
 2:45 p.m.Greece vs. LatviaESPN3
 3 p.m.Belarus vs. FranceESPN3
 3:30 p.m.Iceland vs. AlbaniaESPN3
 8 p.m.USA vs. MexicoESPN / WatchESPN

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