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WORLD CUP ANNOUNCEMENT GETS HUGE COVERAGE — EXCEPT IN U.S.

December 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Television cameras from all over the world crammed into FIFA headquarters in Zurich Thursday to carry live the official announcement that Russia would host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. In the U.S. only CNN carried the announcement live, although all networks mentioned it later in their newscasts — somewhat surprising given […]

BRITISH WORLD CUP COMMENTATOR FIRED

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s ITV has fired one of its World Cup commentators after it was discovered that he had passed scores of tickets to a third party, some of which ended up in the hands of participants in an “ambush” marketing stunt. In a statement, the broadcaster said that its investigation had “revealed that a substantial number […]