via press release:
MEXICO’S QUEST FOR THE WORLD CUP IS ON TELEMUNDO WITH TWO HIGH STAKES MATCHES AGAINST JAMAICA ON JUNE 4 AND VERSUS PANAMA ON JUNE 7
Telemundo’s “Rumbo Al Mundial” is home to the Mexican National Team and provides the best action as “El Tri” faces a tough test at Jamaica next Tuesday starting at 8:30PM ET. Mexico takes on a new challenge on the road three days later as it faces off with Panama on June 7 at 9PM ET
Miami – May 23, 2013- Telemundo presents a twin bill full of drama, suspense and goals on “Rumbo Al Mundial” starting next Tuesday, June 4 live from Kingston with the clash between Jamaica and Mexico at 8:30PM ET/7:30PM CT/5:30PM PT. “El Tri” then travels to Panama for its second road test on Friday, June 7 at 9PM ET/8PM CT/6PM PT. Andrés Cantor will narrate all the action alongside Sammy Sadovnik, who will be providing the commentary and analysis of two matches pivotal for Mexico’s qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Mexico’s first challenge on Telemundo will come against Jamaica, another squad that is in must-win mode to keep its World Cup hopes alive. Telemundo will have interviews with coaches and players from both teams before and after the match as well as two can’t-miss pregame shows: “Junto al Tri” and “La Antesala” with Jessi Losada, Kaziro Aoyama and Oscar Guzmán from Deportes Telemundo, which will include a never before seen look at the childhood of Mexico’s biggest star, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández. “Rumbo Al Mundial” will also take its viewers on a tour of Jamaica alongside Leti Coo and Usain Bolt, as the fastest man on the planet shows us what makes his homeland unique.
Mexico will get to this match as the favorite but needs a convincing win against the Reggae Boyz no matter what. The head-to-head stats between these two teams favor “El Tri” with a total of 18 wins, three draws and just one loss. However, the last time that they met ended in a 0-0 draw at Mexico’s own Estadio Azteca, while the last clash in Kingston saw Jamaica shock the world with a 1-0 win in 2008.
Panama will host José Manuel “Chepo” De La Torre’s squad with its confidence at an all-time high, since Panama is the surprising current leader of the Hexagonal. Dely Valdés will make an appearance on the “La Antesala” pregame show as he reveals the key to success for Panama and his keys to playing against Mexico, one of the most powerful teams of the tournament. The pregame coverage will also include an interview by Deportes Telemundo reporter, Francisco Cuevas with Blas Perez, Panama’s unstoppable goal scorer and fan favorite. Mun2 will continue with complete post-game coverage on Mas Rumbo al Mundial, including reactions and analysis.
mun2, Telemund Media’s cable network, will have the postgame shows with the best analysis and commentary right after the matches as well as an exclusive interview with Julio Dely Valdés from Jamaica, the manager of the same Panama National Team that will be playing against Mexico 72 hours after.
Viewers will be able to interact during the broadcast by sending their comments via Twitter to @TelemundoSports with the hashtag #por3puntos . Mexican fans can also send their videos and pictures explaining what they would do in order to obtain the three points awarded for a victory while wearing Mexico’s jersey to Deportes Telemundo’s YouTube and Instagram pages. Fans will be able to vote for the “Key Player of the Match” on Deportes Telemundo’s Facebook page on the day of each clash. Additionally, Telemundo’s sports and entertainment show, “Titulares y Más”, encourages its viewers to participate in the “Canta Tu Gol” (“Make Your Own Goal Call”) segment, which could air live. Viewers can send their most exciting and original “gooooal!” calls via YouTube.com by including “Canta tu gol” as the video’s main title. Fans can send their comments throughout the broadcast by posting on Twitter and other social media outlets and then see their comments live on Telemundo during the matches.
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