Rob Stone and Kate Abdo Co-Anchor Pre and Post-Match Studio Coverage Alongside Expert Analysts
John Strong and Stu Holden Call France vs. Croatia in Sunday’s Final
JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola in Saint Petersburg for Saturday’s Third-Place Match Between England and Belgium
MOSCOW & NEW YORK – FOX Sports closes out the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with extensive live coverage of the tournament’s final from multiple locations on Sunday, July 15. As the most exciting World Cup in a generation comes to a close, FOX Sports begins its televised coverage at 9:00 AM ET on FS1, continuing on the FOX broadcast network at 10:00 AM ET.
Rob Stone and Kate Abdo kick off the day as co-anchors on WORLD CUP LIVE from Red Square and Luzhniki Stadium, respectively, with Fernando Fiore and Maria Komandnayareporting from Moscow’s Fan Fest. Stone is joined by studio analysts Alexi Lalas, Kelly Smith and Clarence Seedorf. Guus Hiddink is with Abdo at Luzhniki Stadium, with special reports from reporters Jenny Taft and Geoff Shreeves. Dr. Joe Machnik weighs in as rules analyst.
Lead play-by-play announcer John Strong and lead analyst Stu Holden call the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final, with Taft and Shreeves reporting from the sidelines (11:00 AM ET, FOX). Global soccer powerhouse France looks for its second World Cup title and Croatia looks to cement its legacy as the ultimate Cinderella.
Following the match, FOX Sports presents an hour-long WORLD CUP TODAY featuring player interviews and reactions. Fiore and Abdo wrap the day’s action on WORLD CUP TONIGHT alongside Cobi Jones, Hiddink, Rachel Bonnetta, Grant Wahl and DJ Rudenkoat 8:30 PM ET on FS1 and Midnight ET on FOX across all U.S. time zones.
On Saturday, July 14, veteran play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera, is joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tony Meola to call the third-place match featuring Belgium and England live from Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. Coverage begins at 9:00 AM ET on FOX.