After almost four years and nearly 1500 days, the FIFA World Cup is back, and TSN and CTV are the perfect place for full coverage of the most prestigious football tournament.
Each match will be broadcast live on the TSN network with top-notch radio coverage, online networks and social networks. The latest news, the inevitable moments of visit and analysis will be available on all TSN platforms.
Anchored by TSN’s largest soccer industry group, viewers will listen to Luke Wileman, Steven Caldwell and Kristian Jack throughout the tournament, Andi Petrillo presenting the evening’s recap program. TSN Radio’s cover features Gareth Wheeler and Terry Dunfield as hosts for pre-game, half-time and post-game coverage, and a late-night recap program. TSN.ca is the main destination of transmission, highlights, analysis, key moments, abstracts and all the rest of the World Cup.
Things start on Thursday at 10 am ET in TSN4, TSN5, TSN.ca, CTV and TSN Direct with pre-season 2018 FIFA World Cup ™. The tournament officially begins with the host team, Russia, against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
The Russians were awarded an automatic quota as host country, while Saudi Arabia qualified for its fifth World Cup. Russia is heading for the tournament in the middle of a slip, having won just five of its last 26 games. But perhaps the energy of opening the World Cup in their country will help them overcome a Saudi team that has not had much success in games before the tournament.
History has shown that initial confrontations are vital. Under the current format – the last five World Cups – of the 60 teams that won their opening games, 51 of them have gone to the elimination stage, while only seven of the 60 losers have recovered for moving forward. Spain in 2010 was the only team to win the title after losing their first match.
Friday, Egypt and Uruguay start the day in Group A action with a current coverage at 7 am. M. And the central stadium in Yekaterinburg live on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5, TSN.ca and TSN Direct.