June 10, 2013
FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP
ESPN networks to carry all 52 games
BRISTOL, Conn---The ESPN networks will present all 52 matches of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup from Turkey -- June 21 - July 13 Ė with 21 games on ESPNU including the quarterfinals and semifinals, and the final live from Istanbul on ESPN. All games will also be available live and on replay on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchESPN.
The tournament will kick off Friday, June 21, with two matches beginning at :45 a.m. CT on ESPN3, and the U.S. National team will begin its campaign on ESPN and WatchESPN at 12:45 p.m. CT against perennial power Spain. .
The 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup will feature the next crop of international stars from 24 countries, including defending champion Brazil, as well as Mexico and the United States. The U.S. team, coached by former U.S. Menís National team star Tab Ramos, will make its seventh consecutive appearance in the tournament. Previous U.S. teams have fielded current USMNT players Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.
ESPN play-by-play commentators Adrian Healey and Max Bretos and analysts Taylor Twellman and Monica Gonzalez will be calling the action from all U.S. and Mexico matches. The networks will utilize the English-language world feed and commentators provided by FIFA for the remaining games.