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Klinsmann and Seedorf join BBC's World Cup team

Postby ben0635 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:32 pm

World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann and four-times Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf have joined the BBC's team to cover the 2010 World Cup.

The pair will be joined in South Africa by Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor and Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker will lead the television coverage.

Colin Murray will present the BBC 2 World Cup highlights show daily at 2200 BST and has also been announced as the new presenter of Match of the Day 2.

Murray currently presents the BBC Radio 5 live show Fighting Talk.

Former England captain Lineker will present coverage of 2010 World Cup matches live from the BBC's studio in Cape Town and will also be joined by Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon.

Offering their expert opinions in the television commentary gantry will be Mark Lawrenson, Mark Bright, Wolves boss Mick McCarthy and Martin Keown.

BBC Sport's dedicated World Cup website - www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup - will cover every kick of the tournament in South Africa.

For the first time on the BBC Sport website, football action will be available in high-quality video.

All the BBC's televised matches will be available to stream live in high-quality video, with a choice of alternative commentary options including Radio 5 live (UK users only). Video highlights of non-BBC broadcast matches will also be available.

It will also be full of news, features, reports, highlights, information, blogs, video diaries, podcasts, archive video, statistics, an innovative interactive wall-chart and live text commentaries.

Meanwhile, BBC Radio 5 live will have comprehensive coverage of the World Cup with over 250 hours of programming across the 2010 tournament.

The radio commentary team will include Graham Taylor, David Moyes, Robbie Savage, Chris Waddle and Danny Mills.

The BBC will also have a bus travelling around the country to bring viewers in the UK a real flavour of South Africa as a country and the impact the World Cup has had on it.

The bus will visit a diverse selection of places along its 6,000km journey - from townships and social projects to sites of cultural and historic significance.

Viewers with BBC Red Button will have access to 100 hours coverage including live games, rolling highlights and alternative commentary options. End-of-group matches will be streamed concurrently on BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website.

There will also be access to all the latest news and a dedicated England channel, updated daily, with reports and information on England Fabio Capello's men in Rustenberg.

In addition, viewers can watch preview content, including virtually every nation's qualifying campaign and classic archive from previous World Cups.

Full replays of all BBC games will be available on BBC iPlayer for seven days after the game. In addition The BBC HD Channel will show extensive coverage of the 2010 World Cup, bringing stunning high definition images of all the action from South Africa
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