FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
NBCSN TO TELEVISE FIRST-EVER FIFA WORLD CUP MATCH IN SPANISH – BRAZIL VS. SWITZERLAND – THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, LIVE AT 1:30 P.M. ET
Network Will Simulcast Telemundo’s Spanish-Language Coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Match
Digital Coverage Available via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 13, 2018 – NBCSN will televise its first-ever FIFA World Cup match in Spanish this Sunday, June 17, live at 1:30 p.m. ET when Brazil face Switzerland at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The match will be simulcast in Spanish from Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The game will also be livestreamed in Spanish via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps.
Led by soccer superstars Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus, Brazil face in their opening match a Switzerland squad featuring Valon Behrami, the first player to represent Switzerland at four World Cups. Brazil, a semifinalist at the 2014 World Cup, aims for its sixth World Cup title.
Sammy Sadovnik calls the match on Telemundo and NBCSN, joined by Eduardo Biscayart and Juan Pablo Sorin, a former member of the Argentina national team, where he played in two FIFA World Cups.
Telemundo Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, offering more than 1,500 hours of World Cup coverage from Russia across all platforms, including more than 500 hours on television and more than 1,000 hours across digital platforms, including the live streaming of all 64 World Cup Russia games. In addition, Telemundo Deportes will offer the latest news and clips of the most relevant moments as well 2018 FIFA World Cup real time results along with expert commentary from renowned commentary team. To follow all the action of the games, visit the complete programming schedule for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.
Telemundo Deportes, one of the leading providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States, is home to two of the world’s most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. It is also the home of the FIFA Women’s World Cup through 2023, and the FIFA Club World Cup until at least 2018. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams’ away matches, and the Premier League. Telemundo Deportes is also home to Boxeo Telemundo Ford, the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and Titulares y Más, the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.