The U.S. Men’s National Team’s highly anticipated match against England in their opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be broadcast live on ABC HD on Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. ET from the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, kicking off coverage of the USA’s campaign in South Africa. Details of the Spanish language broadcast schedule will be available in the near future.
The schedule continues with USA-Slovenia on June 18 from Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, with the U.S. closing out Group C action against Algeria on June 23 from Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Both matches will be broadcast live on ESPN/ESPN360.com at 9:30 a.m. ET.
ESPN will present comprehensive coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup June 11-July 11 from 10 stadiums in nine cities across South Africa. All 64 matches will be aired live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, and extensive coverage on ESPN360.com and ESPN Mobile TV. In addition, 2010 FIFA World Cup studio programs, including pre-match, halftime and post-match segments, will be presented in high definition.
ESPN will air 44 FIFA World Cup matches from South Africa – the most ever for the network in one tournament. ABC will broadcast 10, concluding with the title match Sunday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. ET from Soccer City in Johannesburg.