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ESPN will pull out all the stops for draw
by Paul Kennedy, December 2nd, 2009 7AM



[TELEVISION GUIDE] ESPN2 will provide three hours of coverage of Friday's 2010 World Cup Draw, beginning at noon ET. For a look at what's in store around the big show in Cape Town ...

Bob Ley will host the coverage with former World Cup players John Harkes, Alexi Lalas, Efan Ekoku and Steve McManaman providing analysis from ESPN's Bristol, Conn., studios.

Jeremy Schaap will provide live reports throughout the day from the Cape Town International Convention Center, and Rob Stone will report from New York City's soccer bar Nevada Smiths.

ESPN's World Cup play-by-play commentator Martin Tyler will offer insight, live from England, and ESPN2 will feature interviews with Morgan Freeman, who stars as Nelson Mandela, in the soon-to-be-released movie Invictus, David Beckham and U.S. striker Jozy Altidore, as well as Schaap's recent interview with injured U.S. striker Charlie Davies.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley will be interviewed following the draw in Cape Town.

ESPN Deportes' seven hours of coverage will be anchored by David Faitelson and 1978 FIFA World Cup winner Mario Kempes in Bristol.

ESPN Radio will broadcast SportsCenter Presents the 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw Show, a 60-minute special (also on at 4 p.m. ET with host Doug Brown and featuring ESPN international soccer analyst Tommy Smyth, U.S. Soccer and MLS reporter Allen Hopkins and Schaap reporting from Cape Town.


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