World Cup 2014

World Cup

The greatest tournament in the world happens once every four years. In 2014 it’s the turn of Brazil to host. If England is the home of the game then Brazil must surely be the soul. Links to my series of World Cup 2014 blogs can be found below. Also featured here are details of broadcast coverage from BBC and ITV.

Blog #1; TV Preview

Blog #2; Iconic World Cup moments

Blog #3; England preview

 Blog #4; England exit the greatest World Cup

 Blog #5; A-Z Review

Fifa World Cup Groups 2014

BBC and ITV will once again share broadcast rights for the entire tournament and details of their match choices and personnel is below. Unfortunately Roy Keane won’t be a part of the line up as previously reported. He’s pulled out to concentrate on coaching. ITV kick things off on Thursday 12th June at 7pm with the opening ceremony followed by Brazil v Croatia. A month later on Sunday 13th July the two channels will show the final simultaneously. In between, the battle for ratings and plaudits will be fierce and, hopefully, very entertaining. It starts here.

Day 1; Thursday 12th June
Brazil 3-1 Croatia, 9pm – 7pm-11.15pm LIVE on itv
Rio Studio; Adrian Chiles with Lee Dixon, Fabio Cannavaro & Patrick Vieira. Stadium; Matt Smith with Gus Poyet. Beach; Ian Wright with Glenn Hoddle & Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

Day 2; Friday 13th June
LIVE on itvMexico 1-0 Cameroon, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Adrian Chiles with Patrick Vieira, Glenn Hoddle & Fabio Cannavaro. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on BBC OneSpain 1-5 Netherlands, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.10pm
Rio Studio; Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry & Rio Ferdinand. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on itvChile 3-1 Australia, 11pm – 10.35pm-1.15am
Matt Smith with Gordon Strachan, Ian Wright & Gus Poyet. Commentary by Joe Speight & Lee Dixon

Day 3; Saturday 14th June
LIVE on BBC OneColombia 3-0 Greece, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Gary Lineker with Juninho, Neil Lennon & Clarence Seedorf. Commentary by Simon Brotherton & Kevin Kilbane

LIVE on itvUruguay 1-3 Costa Rica, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.15pm
Adrian Chiles with Lee Dixon, Gus Poyet & Fabio Cannavaro. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

LIVE on BBC OneENGLAND 1-2 Italy, 11pm – 10.20pm-1.30am
Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand & Thierry Henry. Stadium; Gabby Logan with Danny Murphy. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Phil Neville

LIVE on itvIvory Coast 2-1 Japan, 2am – 1.30am-4.15am
Matt Smith with Glenn Hoddle, Ian Wright & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Gary Bloom

Day 4; Sunday 15th June
LIVE on itvSwitzerland 2-1 Ecuador, 5pm – 4pm-7.15pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Glenn Hoddle, Gus Poyet & Patrick Vieira. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on BBC OneFrance 3-0 Honduras, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.05pm
Gary Lineker with Clarence Seedorf, Thierry Henry & Robbie Savage. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Martin Keown

LIVE on BBC OneArgentina 2-1 Bosnia, 11pm – 10.30pm-1.10am
Gary Lineker with Neil Lennon, Juninho & Alan Shearer. Stadium; Mark Chapman with Rio Ferdinand. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Lawrenson

Day 5; Monday 16th June
LIVE on itvGermany 4-0 Portugal, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Adrian Chiles with Lee Dixon, Fabio Cannavaro & Patrick Vieira. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

LIVE on BBC OneIran 0-0 Nigeria, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.05pm
Gary Lineker with Phil Neville, Rio Ferdinand & Neil Lennon. Commentary by Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane

LIVE on BBC OneGhana 1-2 USA, 11pm – 10.40pm-1.10am
Gary Lineker with Danny Murphy, Clarence Seedorf & Thierry Henry. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Robbie Savage

Day 6; Tuesday 17th June
LIVE on itvBelgium 2-1 Algeria, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Matt Smith on the beach with Gordon Strachan, Patrick Vieira & Andros Townsend. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

LIVE on BBC OneBrazil 0-0 Mexico, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.05pm
Gary Lineker with Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer & Clarence Seedorf. Stadium; Jason Mohammad & Tim Vickery. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on BBC OneRussia 1-1 South Korea, 11pm – 10.40pm-1.10am
Mark Chapman with Phil Neville, Danny Murphy & Neil Lennon. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Martin Keown

Day 7; Wednesday 18th June
LIVE on itvAustralia 2-3 Netherlands, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Matt Smith on the beach with Patrick Vieira, Martin O’Neill & Andros Townsend. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on BBC OneSpain 0-2 Chile, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.05pm
Gary Lineker with Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand & Clarence Seedorf. Stadium; Dan Walker with Neil Lennon. Commentary by Simon Brotherton & Danny Murphy

LIVE on itvCameroon 0-4 Croatia, 11pm – 10.35pm-1.15am
Adrian Chiles with Gordon Strachan & Glenn Hoddle. Commentary by Joe Speight & Lee Dixon

Day 8; Thursday 19th June
LIVE on BBC OneColombia 2-1 Ivory Coast, 5pm – 4.30pm-7.05pm
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Thierry Henry & Danny Murphy. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on itvENGLAND 1-2 Uruguay, 8pm – 7pm-10.30pm
Adrian Chiles with Lee Dixon, Glenn Hoddle & Gus Poyet. Stadium; Matt Smith with Andros Townsend. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend. Gabriel Clarke reporting

LIVE on BBC OneJapan 0-0 Greece, 11pm – 10.35pm-1.10am
Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand & Clarence Seedorf. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Martin Keown

Day 9; Friday 20th June
LIVE on BBC OneItaly 0-1 Costa Rica, 5pm – 4pm-7.05pm
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Thierry Henry & Clarence Seedorf. Commentary by Steve Bower & Robbie Savage

LIVE on itvSwitzerland 2-5 France, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.15pm
Adrian Chiles with Patrick Vieira, Martin O’Neill & Fabio Cannavaro. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on itvHonduras 1-2 Ecuador, 11pm – 10.35pm-1.15am
Matt Smith with Gus Poyet, Gordon Strachan & Andros Townsend. Commentary by Joe Speight & Lee Dixon

Day 10; Saturday 21st June
LIVE on itvArgentina 1-0 Iran, 5pm – 4pm-7.15pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Patrick Vieira, Fabio Cannavaro & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

LIVE on BBC OneGermany 2-2 Ghana, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.10pm
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Thierry Henry & Clarence Seedorf. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Danny Murphy

LIVE on BBC OneNigeria 1-0 Bosnia, 11pm – 10.40pm-1.10am
Mark Chapman with Phil Neville & Martin Keown. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Kevin Kilbane

Day 11; Sunday 22nd June
LIVE on BBC OneBelgium 1-0 Russia, 5pm – 4.30pm-7.05pm
Gary Lineker with Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer & Clarence Seedorf. Stadium; Mark Chapman with Phil Neville. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Martin Keown

LIVE on itvSouth Korea 2-4 Algeria, 8pm – 7.30pm-10.15pm
Matt Smith on the beach with Andros Townsend, Glenn Hoddle & Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on BBC OneUSA 2-2 Portugal, 11pm – 10.30pm-1.10am
Gary Lineker with Phil Neville, Alan Hansen & Danny Murphy. Commentary by Simon Brotherton & Mark Lawrenson

Day 12; Monday 23rd June
LIVE on itv4Australia 0-3 Spain, 5pm – 4pm-7.05pm
Matt Smith on the beach with Gordon Strachan, Andros Townsend & Gus Poyet. Commentary by Arlo White & Andy Hinchcliffe

LIVE on itvNetherlands 2-0 Chile, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Matt Smith on the beach with Gordon Strachan, Andros Townsend & Gus Poyet. Commentary by Joe Speight & Lee Dixon

LIVE on itvCameroon 1-4 Brazil, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm
Adrian Chiles with Fabio Cannavaro, Ian Wright & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on itv4Croatia 1-3 Mexico, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.05pm
Adrian Chiles with Fabio Cannavaro, Ian Wright & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Alistair Mann & Danny Higginbotham

Day 13; Tuesday 24th June
LIVE on itvCosta Rica 0-0 ENGLAND, 5pm – 4pm-7.30pm
Adrian Chiles with Ian Wright, Lee Dixon & Glenn Hoddle. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend. Gabriel Clarke reporting

LIVE on itv4Italy 0-1 Uruguay, 5pm – 4pm-7.05pm
Adrian Chiles with Ian Wright, Lee Dixon & Glenn Hoddle. Commentary by Alistair Mann & Andy Hinchcliffe

LIVE on BBC ThreeJapan 1-4 Colombia, 9pm – 8.30pm-11pm
Manish Bhasin in Salford with John Hartson & Dion Dublin. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on BBC OneIvory Coast 1-2 Greece, 9pm – 8pm-11.10pm
Gary Lineker with Danny Murphy, Alan Shearer & Robbie Savage. Commentary by Simon Brotherton & Martin Keown

Day 14; Wednesday 25th June
LIVE on itvNigeria 2-3 Argentina, 5pm – 4pm-7.10pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Glenn Hoddle, Fabio Cannavaro & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on itv4Bosnia 3-1 Iran, 5pm – 4pm-7.05pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Glenn Hoddle, Fabio Cannavaro & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Arlo White & Andy Hinchcliffe

LIVE on BBC OneEcuador 0-0 France, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.10pm
Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle & Juninho. Stadium; Dan Walker with Danny Murphy. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Phil Neville

LIVE on BBC ThreeHonduras 0-3 Switzerland, 9pm – 8.30pm-11pm
Manish Bhasin in Salford with John Hartson & Dion Dublin. Commentary by Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane

Day 15; Thursday 26th June
LIVE via Red ButtonPortugal 2-1 Ghana, 5pm – 4.30pm-7.10pm
Gary Lineker with Phil Neville, Brad Friedel & Alan Hansen. Commentary by Simon Brotherton & Martin Keown

LIVE on BBC OneUSA 0-1 Germany, 5pm – 4.30pm-7.10pm
Gary Lineker with Phil Neville, Brad Friedel & Alan Hansen. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on itvSouth Korea 0-1 Belgium, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm
Adrian Chiles with Ian Wright, Gordon Strachan & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

LIVE on itv4Algeria 1-1 Russia, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.05pm
Adrian Chiles with Ian Wright, Gordon Strachan & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Arlo White & Andy Hinchcliffe

KNOCKOUT STAGES – LAST 16
Saturday 28th June
LIVE on BBC OneBrazil 1-1 Chile (AET, 3-2 on penalties), 5pm – 4.30pm-7.10pm [Extended to 8.10pm]
Gary Lineker with Rio Ferdinand, Alan Hansen & Alan Shearer. Stadium; Jason Mohammad with Juninho. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Martin Keown

LIVE on itvColombia 2-0 Uruguay, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Martin O’Neill, Ian Wright & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

Sunday 29th June
LIVE on itvNetherlands 2-1 Mexico, 5pm – 4pm-7.20pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Glenn Hoddle, Martin O’Neill & Fabio Cannavaro. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on itvCosta Rica 1-1 Greece (AET, 5-3 on penalties), 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm [Extended to 12.15am]
Matt Smith on the beach with Gordon Strachan, Ian Wright & Glenn Hoddle. Commentary by Joe Speight & Lee Dixon

Monday 30th June
LIVE on BBC OneFrance 2-0 Nigeria, 5pm – 4.30pm-7.10pm
Gary Lineker with Rio Ferdinand, Danny Murphy & Martin Keown. Commentary by Simon Brotherton & Kevin Kilbane

LIVE on itvGermany 0-0 Algeria (2-1 AET), 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm [Extended to 12am]
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Glenn Hoddle, Lee Dixon & Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

Tuesday 1st July
LIVE on BBC OneArgentina 0-0 Switzerland (1-0 AET), 5pm – 4.30pm-7.10pm [Extended to 7.45pm]
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Robbie Savage & Alan Shearer. Stadium; Dan Walker & Tim Vickery. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on BBC OneBelgium 0-0 USA (2-1 AET), 9pm – 8.35pm-11.10pm [Extended to 11.45pm]
Gary Lineker with Chris Waddle, Rio Ferdinand & Alan Shearer. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Danny Murphy

QUARTER FINALS
Friday 4th July
LIVE on BBC OneFrance 0-1 Germany, 5pm – 4.30pm-7.10pm
Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand & Ruud Gullit. Stadium; Mark Chapman with Danny Murphy. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on itvBrazil 2-1 Colombia, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.20pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Glenn Hoddle, Ian Wright & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

Saturday 5th July
LIVE on itvArgentina 1-0 Belgium, 5pm – 4pm-7.15pm
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Lee Dixon, Gordon Strachan & Fabio Cannavaro. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

LIVE on BBC OneNetherlands 0-0 Costa Rica (AET, 4-3 on penalties), 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm [Extended to 12am]
Gary Lineker with Rio Ferdinand, Alan Hansen & Alan Shearer. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Danny Murphy

SEMI FINALS
Tuesday 8th July
LIVE on BBC OneBrazil 1-7 Germany, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.10pm
Gary Lineker with Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer & Alan Hansen. Stadium; Jason Mohammad with Juninho. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Martin Keown

Wednesday 9th July
LIVE on itvArgentina 0-0 Netherlands (AET, 4-2 on penalties), 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm [Extended to 12.15am]
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Fabio Cannavaro, Lee Dixon & Martin O’Neill. Stadium; Matt Smith with Ian Wright & Glenn Hoddle. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

3RD PLACE PLAY OFF
Saturday 12th July
LIVE on itvBrazil 0-3 Netherlands, 9pm – 8.30pm-11.15pm
Matt Smith on the beach with Ian Wright, Glenn Hoddle & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Sam Matterface & Clarke Carlisle

THE FINAL
Sunday 13th July
LIVE on BBC OneGermany 0-0 Argentina (1-0 AET), 8pm – 7pm-10.30pm [Extended to 11.15pm]
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Rio Ferdinand. Stadium; Jason Mohammad with Juninho. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Mark Lawrenson

LIVE on itvGermany 0-0 Argentina (1-0 AET), 8pm – 7pm-10.30pm [Extended to 11.35pm]
Adrian Chiles on the beach with Lee Dixon, Glenn Hoddle, Martin O’Neill & Ian Wright. Stadium; Matt Smith with Fabio Cannavaro. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & Andy Townsend

 

EnglandENGLAND SQUAD Manager; Roy Hodgson
Goalkeepers;
Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster
Defenders; Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Phil Jagielka, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Leighton Baines
Midfielders; James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ross Barkley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere, Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana 
Forwards; Wayne Rooney, Rickie Lambert, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck 

BBC-SportBBC SQUAD
Presenters; Gary Lineker, Mark Chapman, Dan Walker
Pundits; Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen, Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry, Clarence Seedorf, Danny Murphy, Juninho, Neil Lennon, Brad Friedel, Chris Waddle
Commentators; Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Simon Brotherton, Steve Bower, Martin Keown, Mark Lawrenson, Kevin Kilbane, Robbie Savage, Phil Neville
Reporters; Gabby Logan (England), Jason Mohammad, Tim Vickery

itv-sport.jpegITV SQUAD
Presenters; Adrian Chiles, Matt Smith
Pundits; Lee Dixon, Ian Wright, Glenn Hoddle, Gordon Strachan, Martin O’Neill, Fabio Cannavaro, Patrick Vieira, Gus Poyet, Andros Townsend
Commentators; Clive Tyldesley, Sam Matterface, Joe Speight, Arlo White, Alistair Mann, Andy Townsend, Clarke Carlisle, Andy Hinchcliffe, Danny Higginbotham
Reporters; Gabriel Clarke (England), Richard Henwood

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