U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena and Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio were on hand for the Road to Russia event that also featured Fox Sports soccer personalities Alexi Lalas, Landon Donovan, Kate Abdo, Rob Stone and Fernando Fiore.
Earlier in the year, Fox Sports announced that it will have John Strong, Stuart Holden and Donovan -- three "American voices" -- its lead announcing team.
Fox Sports will have its main studios at a two-story facility being constructed with two sets, a main anchor desk and an interview area in Moscow’s Red Square. Abdo will host pre-game, post-game and halftime coverage on World Cup Live, Stone will anchor the day-time World Cup Live show, while Fiore will present World Cup Tonight.
Fox will be working with National Geographic to bring Russia to life to American viewers and Russian pianist and composer Kirill Richter has composed an original theme song entitled “Where Angels Fear to Tread."
Fox Sports president and executive producer Eric Shanks: “We will showcase the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia as an international cultural moment unlike ever before in U.S. television history.”