Studio Coverage for England vs. USA Originates from Paris and Lyon
Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock Voices Match Intro
LOS ANGELES – Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the U.S. Women’s National Team kick off FOX Sports’ FIFA Women’s World Cup™ semifinal coverage with a thrilling matchup against England on Tuesday, July 2. Coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET on FOX. The action continues Wednesday, July 3, as Sweden, who knocked out Germany to advance, faces the Netherlands with coverage beginning at 2:00 PM ET on FS1.
FOX Sports televises pre- and postgame coverage of both semifinals from Paris’ famed Café de l’Homme with host Rob Stone and an international panel of studio analysts – Heather O’Reilly, Kelly Smith, Ari Hingst, Eni Aluko and Alexi Lalas.
Studio coverage prior to England vs. USA on Tuesday originates from two locations – the network’s set in Paris and the match site, as Jenny Taft co-hosts pre- and postgame coverage from Lyon alongside Canadian five-time World Cup veteran and current Concacaf Head of Women’s Football Karina LeBlanc.
Academy Award winning actor Sandra Bullock lends her voice to FOX Sports’ USA-England match intro, joining a list of distinguished women on the network’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ coverage. Natalie Portman, Regina King, Eva Longoria, Ava DuVernay, Selma Blair and Jessica Chastain have all previously provided voiceover support on tournament hype videos this summer.
Lead play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera calls England vs. USA (3:00 PM ET, FOX) live from Stade de Lyon alongside World Cup veteran Aly Wagner with Alex Curry reporting from the sideline.
Veteran broadcaster Derek Rae and former U.S. WNT member Danielle Slaton are on the call for Netherlands vs. Sweden (3:00 PM ET, FS1) live from Stade de Lyon, with Jenny Taft reporting from the sideline.
Host Kate Abdo wraps the action on FOX SOCCER TONIGHT Tuesday at 12:30 AM ET and Wednesday at 11:30 PM ET on FS1 alongside former U.S. internationals Christie Rampone, Landon Donovan, Leslie Osborne, Maurice Edu and Cobi Jones as well as Emmy Award winner Fernando Fiore.
Every match day during the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, LeBlanc and Aaron West co-host FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOW live on Twitter via the @FOXSports and @FOXSoccer accounts. Today’s edition features guest appearances from Lalas, O’Reilly and Smith as well as interviews with players following the match.
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