FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES BROADCAST TEAMS FOR FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015(TM) ROUND OF 16
Dellacamera, DiCicco and Whitehill Call USWNT Match Versus Colombia, Monday, June 22 on FOX Sports 1
Vancouver, B.C. - With 16 teams emerging from a sensational FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015(TM) Group Stage that set new television audience records in the U.S., FOX Sports has set its broadcast teams for the first knockout round, which begins Saturday, June 20. All matches in the Round of 16 are televised on FOX Sports 1.
JP Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill, who called all three matches as the U.S. Women's National Team emerged as winners of Group D, call the undefeated Americans' Round of 16 match versus Colombia on Monday, June 22. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1, with FOX Sports' USWNT insider Jenny Taft reporting from the sidelines.
The surging audience for U.S. matches, which peaked with a Group Stage record 5.0 million viewers seeing the team defeat Nigeria 1-0 on June 16, has paced FOX Sports to a record-setting Women's World Cup.
Dellacamera, DiCicco and Whitehill also call a crucial China-Cameroon affair with Julie Stewart-Binks on the sideline, Saturday, June 20 (7:30 PM ET) in Edmonton - the winner of which awaits the U.S. in the quarterfinals should the Americans beat Colombia two days later.
Three additional broadcast teams are also on the call for FOX Sports' coverage of the Round of 16: Jenn Hildreth and Kyndra de St. Aubin; Justin Kutcher and Aly Wagner; and John Strong and Danielle Slaton. In addition, Stewart-Binks reports on site from two additional Round of 16 matches, Grant Wahl continues his role as a reporter at large and Dr. Joe Machnik provides expert analysis on key refereeing decisions.
FOX Sports' broadcast team schedule for the Round of 16, played from Saturday, June 20, through Tuesday, June 23, is attached. Assignments for ensuing rounds are to be announced as the tournament progresses.
Complementing FOX Sports' extensive live match coverage is studio programming originating from the network's specially-constructed set located at the Vancouver Convention Centre at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver. FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TODAY provides pre-match, halftime, post-match and bridge show coverage, and features host Rob Stone alongside analysts Alexi Lalas, Heather Mitts, Kelly Smith and Ariane Hingst. All Round of 16 matches are preceded by a 60- or 90-minute edition of FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TODAY.
FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TONIGHT offers the definitive last word on the day's action and features host Kate Abdo, with co-host Eric Wynalda alongside a panel of analysts including Monica Gonzalez, Leslie Osborne and Christine Latham.
In addition to FOX Sports' Women's World Cup-specific programs, ample tournament coverage is planned daily on FOX Sports 1's signature news programs AMERICA'S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.
ll games, programs and features are available on tablets and mobile devices via the FOX Sports GO app and online at www.FOXSportsGO.com.