FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
NBCSN TO TELEVISE ENGLAND-BELGIUM WORLD CUP MATCH IN SPANISH THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 28, WITH LIVE COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 1:30 P.M. ET
Match Rosters Include 35 Players Who Played in Premier League Last Season including England’s Harry Kane (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Kyle Walker (Manchester City) & Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Network Will Simulcast Telemundo’s Spanish-Language Coverage of the Teams’ Final Group Stage Match; Digital Coverage Available via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 26, 2018 – NBCSN, the exclusive U.S. cable TV home of the Premier League, will simulcast in Spanish the FIFA World Cup match between England and Belgium this Thursday, June 28, with live coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET from Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad. The teams feature 35 players from last season’s Premier League between them, including the entire England roster, and are playing for the top spot in Group G as they both have two victories in two matches.
The match, the final game in the Group Stage for each team, will be simulcast in Spanish from Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The match will also be livestreamed in Spanish on TelemundoDeportes.com and via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps. Sammy Sadovnik calls England-Belgium on Telemundo and NBCSN, joined by Eduardo Biscayart and Diego Forlan.
Among the Premier League stars on the national team rosters for this match are four of last season’s top six goal scorers – England captain Harry Kane (Tottenham, second with 30 goals) and compatriots Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, fourth with 20 goals), and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City, fifth with 18 goals), and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United, sixth with 16 goals). In addition, Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) led the Premier League last season with 16 assists.
On Saturday, Lukaku recorded a pair of goals for the second consecutive game – both Belgium victories – to become the first player to score multiple goals in consecutive World Cup matches since Argentina’s Diego Maradona in 1986. One day later, England’s Kane scored a hat trick, adding to his two goals in England’s opener, and leads the World Cup with five goals.
NBCSN also simulcast in Spanish the Brazil-Switzerland Group Stage match on the opening Sunday of the tournament (June 17).
Telemundo Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language home of 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.