Natalie Portman Narrates USA-France Teasers
LOS ANGELES – All eyes are on the U.S. Women’s National Team as it continues its FIFA Women’s World Cup™ title defense today, taking on host nation France at 3:00 PM ET on FOX. FOX Sports pulls out all the stops for the highly anticipated match, offering multiplatform coverage from numerous locations and two special USA-France hype videos narrated by Oscar winner Natalie Portman, as both nations look to secure a semifinals berth.
FOX Sports broadcasts pre- and postgame shows from the famed Café de l’Homme in Paris with host Rob Stone and studio analysts Heather O’Reilly, Ari Hingst, Eni Aluko and Alexi Lalas. Coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET on FOX. Once the action begins on the field, lead play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera is on the call alongside World Cup veteran Aly Wagner. Reporter Alex Curry, who has been embedded with the U.S. Women’s National Team for the tournament, provides multiple team reports from the stadium with Jenny Taft reporting from the France sideline.
FOX Sports’ presentation of the match is simulcast on the Times Square “Mega-Zilla,” the world’s largest television screen, live in the heart of New York City.
Once coverage on FOX concludes, Karina LeBlanc and Aaron West host a special edition of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOW™ live on FOX Sports Twitter at 5:30 PM ET. LeBlanc and West will have a report chronicling their day with the American Outlaws at Parc de Princes, before returning to Café de l’Homme, where they are joined by O’Reilly and Lalas for the latest reaction and analysis.
Kate Abdo wraps USA-France action on FOX SOCCER TONIGHT at 11:30 PM ET on FS1 alongside Christie Rampone, Leslie Osborne, Cobi Jones and Maurice Edu.
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