May 222014

BBC showing classic World Cup matches : World Cup Rewind.

The BBC will relive some classic World Cup encounters with BBC Sport.

Starting with England’s heroic World Cup success in 1966, we’ll rerun, in full and ‘as live’, the highs and lows of the Home Nations’ campaigns of yesteryear.

Thanks to the BBC’s innovative live technology, you will be able to watch or relive classic moments as though they are unfolding for the first time, including the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley, Archie Gemmill’s wonder goal for Scotland in 1978, Gerry Armstrong stunning Spain in 1982, the ‘Hand of God’ in 1986 and Gazza’s tears in 1990.

These matches will be replayed in full and will be given the BBC’s full live treatment, including ‘live’ video, full text commentary and contributions from special guests with unique perspectives on the action, including Gary Lineker.

There will also be the chance to see the original BBC presentation from the likes of Des Lynam, and punditry from Jimmy Hill, Terry Venables and Sir Bobby Charlton, among others.

All matches will be available to watch across four screens – PC, tablet, mobile and connected TV – from or through the BBC Sport apps for mobiles, tablets and connected TVs.

You will also be able to get involved with the action as it happens through social media – just like every Saturday on the BBC Sport website.

So whether you were a child when Nobby Stiles danced his jig in 1966, were left in tears by Scotland’s near-miss in 1978, had a Chris Waddle mullet in 1990 or were in Spain for Northern Ireland’s famous win in 1982, you’ll be able to reminisce.

And if you’ve only ever seen brief highlights from these games you can now decide for yourself if England were rightful winners in 1966, whether Geoff Hurst’s shot crossed the line or not, if Gazza should have been booked and just how good Gemmill’s goal was.

The full schedule includes:

• Friday 30 May, 12:00 BST: England v West Germany, 1966 final

• Saturday 31 May, 15:00 BST: Scotland v Netherlands, 1978 group match

• Wednesday 4 June, 12:00 BST: England v Argentina, 1986 quarter-final

• Saturday 7 June, 15:00 BST: England v Germany, 1990 semi-final

• Sunday 8 June, 15:00 BST: Spain v Northern Ireland , 1982 group match

May 112014

BBC coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup details released

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (12 June-13 July) promises to be a spectacular feast of football and the BBC will deliver audiences every moment of this long-awaited tournament across television, radio and digital platforms – the first 24/7 World Cup.

With a talent line-up second to none, packed to the rafters with former international players, we will be bringing the best live action, commentary, highlights, analysis and reports throughout the five weeks of competition.

Fifa-World-Cup-Brazil-2014Gary Lineker leads the TV coverage and will be joined by former England captain Rio Ferdinand, France World Cup winner Thierry Henry, and former Dutch midfielder and current AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper and former USA international Brad Friedel are new signings for the Radio 5 live punditry team along with Celtic manager and former Northern Ireland midfielder Neil Lennon, who will have a combined role across TV and radio.

They join the impressive BBC roster of former internationals working across TV and radio of Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle, Martin Keown, Kevin Kilbane, Mark Lawrenson, Danny Mills, Danny Murphy, Phil Neville, Robbie Savage, Pat Nevin, Jason Roberts and John Hartson. The World Cup marks Alan Hansen’s last event as a BBC pundit before he retires from his Match Of The Day role after 22 years.

Online, will be the go to destination for fans looking for enhanced live coverage, every single goal, expert analysis, breaking news, exclusive content and interactive features – all available across any device at any time.

With 31 live matches on TV and over 160 hours of programming, including highlights and match replays across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, their respective HD channels and the red button, plus 24 days of live football on Radio 5 live, and all content available to catch up on BBC iPlayer, there is over 50% more coverage available than in 2010. Audiences never need miss a minute of this amazing tournament with BBC Sport’s enhanced digital coverage. Available across PC, tablet, mobile and connected TV, all the live video, radio, breaking news and highlights of every game will be available on any device, at any time. Online, BBC Sport will provide a wealth of exclusive content and interactive features, including a daily ‘World Cup breakfast’ video and Gary Lineker’s guide to World Cup penalty shootouts.

In addition to the football action, the BBC is producing a range of programmes across TV and radio that reflect the sights, sounds, culture and history of Brazil as well as delving deep into the heart of football, fronted by top names including David Beckham, Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand.

BBC News will be producing extensive live coverage on a daily basis serving a wide range of BBC outlets across TV, radio and online across the UK as well as BBC World News, the World Service, BBC Brasil and BBC’s Persian and Arabic services. There will also be comprehensive coverage, blogs and on-demand video available on the BBC News website and

Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport, says: “The BBC is the home of big sporting events and it doesn’t get much bigger than the World Cup. Our aim is for this to be the first truly 24/7 World Cup and we will deliver a complete experience for our audience through both traditional and digital platforms. We’ve put together a great cast of pundits, presenters, commentators and reporters to steer audiences though the tournament and we can’t wait to bring the infectious excitement of this competition to our viewers and listeners wherever and whenever they want it.”






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