Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri, the yesteryears’ star Baichung Bhutia, Spaniard Luis Garcia, Frenchman Louis Saha and ex-England goalkeeper David James will be the star attraction on Sony Picture Network’s FIFA World Cup 2018 presentation panel.
Sony is the official and exclusive broadcaster for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the Indian sub-continent.
SPN has announced a star-studded panel for Football Extraaa, the pre, mid & post-match live studio show that will be telecast in English and Hindi. Indian Football superstar Sunil Chhetri, who just completed 100 matches for the national team, will be part of both the English and Hindi panels. He will be joined by another footballing great from India Bhaichung Bhutia. Champions League winner Luis Garcia, ex-Manchester United forward Louis Saha and former England goalkeeper David James will also feature in the show. Apart from these names Ashley Westwood, Gurpreet Singh, Robin Singh and Novy Kapadia will come together and debate the nuances of the game to give fans in-depth analysis on the ‘greatest show on earth’.
In addition to Football Extraaa, SPN will also showcase detailed insights for its viewers with a morning dose of football through its breakfast show Kick-Off. The show will satiate the hunger of football enthusiasts with in-depth analyses on the previous night’s game along with the forecast for the forthcoming matches of the day.
The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will see 32 nations go head to head across 11 cities in Russia. The Sports cluster of SPN launched the #MeriDoosriCountry campaign in the build-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The campaign showcases the passion of fans for this marquee event which received an overwhelming response. The #MeriDoosriCountry campaign film has been inspired by countless Indian fans who exhibit their undying passion by adopting their favourite football team once every four years during the World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will kick start on June 14, Thursday, with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in Moscow. The live and exclusive action will be available on Sony Network channels in six languages –English on SONY TEN 2, Hindi on SONY TEN 3 and in Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu on SONY ESPN.