Sunday’s final will match the winners of this week’s semifinals: Portugal-Spain on Wednesday and Italy-Germany on Thursday.
Veteran FIFA World Cup soccer commentators JP Dellacamera (play-by-play) and analyst Tommy Smyth will describe the action. Dellacamera and Smyth worked together as the lead team for ESPN Radio’s critically acclaimed broadcast of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Dellacamera was ESPN’s lead radio play-by-play commentator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he called the quarterfinals, semifinals and final live from South Africa for ESPN Radio. A veteran soccer commentator, Dellacamera has called the last seven FIFA World Cups for a variety of networks (five on television and two on radio), and before 2011, he called four straight FIFA Women’s World Cups including the most-watched soccer broadcast on U.S. television – the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final on ABC. He is currently the voice of the MLS Philadelphia Union.
Smyth, who has called thousands of international matches from leagues all over the world including the UEFA Champions League for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN International, served as a game and studio analyst during ESPN’s UEFA European Football Championship 2008 (Euro 08) coverage. He has worked four FIFA World Cups (1998, 2002, ’06 and ’10). Smyth has earned international acclaim in his role as a pundit on the popular ESPN Press Pass – the hard-hitting soccer discussion and analysis program televised in more than 100 countries around the world including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Africa, Israel and the Middle East. He also served as a studio analyst for ESPN’s presentation of the UEFA EURO 2012, appearing primarily on studio programming around matches involving the Republic of Ireland.
Kevin Winter will anchor pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.
Previously, ESPN Radio broadcast all 64 games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, marking its first soccer play-by-play programming. Last July’s USA-Japan final was the network’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup Final broadcast.