BBC website shows World Cup games




 
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June 1st, 2006  
KC72
 
 

Topic: BBC website shows World Cup games


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All of the BBC's 2006 World Cup matches will also be broadcast exclusively live on the BBC Sport website.

The service will be available to UK broadband users and will mirror terrestrial and interactive coverage.

In addition there will be four-minute highlight packages from every single game of the tournament on demand.

Head of Sport Roger Mosey said: "The World Cup on broadband is our biggest commitment yet to bringing people major events where and when they want them."

All of the BBC's group games will be covered live on the internet as well as all the subsequent games the BBC has in the knockout stages, including England's second round and quarter-final games, should they reach that stage.


Viewers will be able to stream the same coverage as will appear on terrestrial television and listen to the same commentary.

In addition to watching the games, online users will be able to hear and read about the latest action - Radio Five Live will have an audio stream and there will also be live minute-by-minute written reports on every match.

Mosey added: "You can watch the World Cup from the BBC at home on TV, listen in the car on your radio and now also see full live coverage on your PC.

"We know a lot of online viewing is done in the office, so we suspect this will allow people both to do their job and to keep up with the very latest action from Germany."

The BBC has successfully broadcast football over the internet before, but this is by far its biggest-ever single commitment.

In 2005 the BBC showed the final of the Club World Championship between Liverpool and Sao Paulo online to UK internet users.

Similarly the BBC also broadcast online all the interactive streams from Athens 2004 Olympics.

And this year's Wimbledon Championships will be broadcast live on the BBC Sport website for the first time.

The BBC already has the broadband rights to the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

Group matches available online:
(all kick-off times are BST)

Friday 9 June
Germany v Costa Rica (1700)

Saturday 10 June
England v Paraguay (1400)

Sunday 11 June
Serbia & Montenegro v Netherlands (1400)
Mexico v Iran (1700)

Monday 12 June
USA v Czech Republic (1700)
Italy v Ghana (2000)

Tuesday 13 June
South Korea v Togo (1400)
France v Switzerland (1700)
Brazil v Croatia (2000)

Wednesday 14 June
Germany v Poland (2000)

Friday 16 June
Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro (1400)

Saturday 17 June
Portugal v Iran (1400)

Sunday 18 June
France v South Korea (2000)

Monday 19 June
Togo v Switzerland (1400)
Spain v Tunisia (2000)

Thursday 22 June
Czech Republic v Italy (1500)
Ghana v USA (1500)
Japan v Brazil (2000)
Croatia v Australia (2000)

Friday 23 June
Ukraine v Tunisia (1500)
Saudi Arabia v Spain (1500)
Togo v France (2000)
Switzerland v South Korea (2000)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...ge/5037426.stm


June 2nd, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Ill just watch em at the local "El Camino Real" restauraunt...Local pub..
June 6th, 2006  
sven hassell
 
 
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Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
Ill just watch em at the local "El Camino Real" restauraunt...Local pub..
Good luck against the Czech republic.Ghana is a foregone conclusion.
Can you give us any info on USA team as we hear very little about your team in Europe.
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June 7th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer

This site has a lot of information..I sorta got lost in trying to look for a good site...LOL. good luck though. And thanks.
June 7th, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by sven hassell
Good luck against the Czech republic.Ghana is a foregone conclusion.
Can you give us any info on USA team as we hear very little about your team in Europe.
And there's a good chance we hear even less in over here in the States, soccer just isn't a big concern for most of us, which is why I hope we beat every european nation we come up against and then lose to the eventual champion which would ideally be a Central American or African nation that has been torn apart by war, famine, etc. and could look at their team winning the World Cup as a source of pride and encouragement to make peace. If the USA won the World Cup, and this is a big IF, I would feel bad because it would mean we beat some other nation where soccer is the only sport and people worship their teams as gods and very few Americans would actually appreciate the victory and just point to this as another example that America is better than everyone else. The only thing I like about the World Cup is that it seems to be a great excuse to show off one's patriotism without being considered a nut or a redneck.

But that's just the opinion of one American who doesn't like soccer all that much.
June 7th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
I'm another American, who enjoys soccer, and I agree with you...The United States doesn't deserve to win the World Cup.
June 8th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
I'm ...The United States doesn't deserve to win the World Cup.
Nobody deserves to win the World Cup, its there for the taking.


May the best team win which of course I hope is England

He's big, he's red, his feet stick out of bed- Peter Crouch, Peter Crouch
June 8th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
but the United States really doesn't...In a country where when someone says "Futbol" and people automatically think helmets, pads, and endzones, said country shouldnt be dominating in said futbol.
June 12th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
but the United States really doesn't...In a country where when someone says "Futbol" and people automatically think helmets, pads, and endzones, said country shouldnt be dominating in said futbol.
Isn't soccer popular as a recreational sport in the USA?

The USA superbowl corresponds to the European Champions League in terms of popularity though, innit.
June 15th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Exactly. Superbowl is famous, but look at countries in soccer...Paraguayans are among the poorest people in the world, but they bite and scratch to go to GERMANY to support their team for all their worth. Soccer just isn't that popular...Sure there are supporters like Sam's Army, but compared to the support of other nations, America just doesn't like soccer as much as other nations.

And yea, soccer is fun for recreation, but its not really famous.
 


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