Aly Wagner and JP Dellacamera will be FOX Sports’ lead announcers on the Women’s World Cup. (Photo courtesy of FOX Sports)
LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports has unveiled its lead announcers, programming and company-wide digital and marketing plans for the Women’s World Cup.
From Friday, June 7 through Sunday, July 7, the network will offer unprecedented coverage live from Paris’ Place du Trocadéro on its television and digital platforms. Legendary broadcaster JP Dellacamera and former U.S. international midfielder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner lead FOX Sports’ broadcast team for the tournament.
All 52 matches air live, including 22 on broadcast television – more than any FIFA Women’s World Cup – and 27 on FS1. The announcements were made by David Neal, executive producer, of the World Cup on FOX and vice president of production, FOX Sports.
“In 100 days, one of the biggest moments in global sports will take center stage on FOX Sports,” Neal said. “Given the caliber of the event, we named Aly, a trailblazer in the industry, and renowned announcer JP to lead our expansive coverage. Our programming schedule reflects the scale of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and our commitment to it following our unprecedented coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.”
Dellacamera has covered FIFA World Cups (nine men’s, five women’s) on TV and radio, while this summer’s tournament will be Wagner’s third (two women’s, one men’s) as a broadcaster. During last summer’s FIFA World Cup Russia, Wagner made U.S. English-language television history as the first woman to call a men’s FIFA World Cup. The duo started the Road to France, having called the U.S.’s 2-2 draw with Japan in the SheBelieves Cup Wednesday night.
FOX Sports offers more than 800 hours of coverage across linear and digital, including two daily studio shows – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP LIVE and FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY – live from Place du Trocadéro in Paris. FOX’s set is located within the famed Palais Chaillot at Café de l’Homme, offering the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.
The FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOW show, live-streaming in the U.S. on Twitter every matchday, also originates from the Paris studio, featuring FOX Sports personalities, highlights and fan interaction. Late night TV studio coverage originates from FOX Studios in Los Angeles with FOX SOCCER TONIGHT, wrapping up the biggest FIFA Women’s World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup headlines.
The U.S. women’s national team, the defending champions headlines the 22-match lineup on FOX, facing Thailand (Tuesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. ET), first-time World Cup participant Chile (Sunday, June 16 at noon ET) and ninth-ranked Sweden (Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m. ET) in group stage action. The tournament concludes Sunday, July 7, at 11 a.m. ET on FOX with the final match to crown the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 champion.
Host France kicks off the tournament in the opening match against Korea Republic, Friday, June 7, at 3 p.m. ET on FS1. An additional 26 matches will be televised on FS1, including appearances by top teams Germany, England, Japan and Sweden. Second-ranked Germany opens its World Cup campaign against No. 15 China PR Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. ET. On Tuesday, June 11, at noon ET, No. 9 Sweden faces No. 38 Chile. Fourth-ranked-England closes its group stage campaign against No. 8-ranked Japan Wednesday, June 19 at 3 p.m. ET. The full schedule can be found HERE. All matches will be live-streamed on the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com.