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World Cup commentator Andrés Cantor is our guest on the latest episode of our podcast.
Telemundo Deportes’ lead commentator discusses moving the World Cup one day earlier, his concern about players getting injured before the World Cup happens, what World Cup match atmosphere was the best in his history of calling many tournaments, his thoughts on the Mexican national team’s chances at the Qatar World Cup, and what we can expect from Miguel Herrera and other experts on Telemundo’s coverage of the World Cup.
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Cantor has almost three decades of experience as a leading sports broadcaster on television and radio. He is a veteran of four successive Summer Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 London 2012, and the Winter Olympics Torino 2006. The Rio Summer Olympics 2016 will mark his sixth Olympic Games serving as a co-host of our coverage and lead play by play announcer for soccer.
Cantor has covered every FIFA World Cup since Italy 1990, and achieved a cult status for his signature cry of “GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL” during the 1994 World Cup in the United States. His rise in popularity in 94 saw Cantor explore new frontiers in Hollywood, including appearances movies such as “Speed Racer” and The Muppets and an appearance as himself in the popular animated comedy “The Simpsons.” Cantor’s goal calls have become synonymous with the growth of the sport in the United States; his call of Landon Donovan’s last-minute goal for the U.S. against Algeria during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and more recently, his epic 38 seconds goal call of a spectacular score by U.S.A.’s Carli Lloyd at the Women’s World Cup Final, have become viral sensations and are etched as part of the history of the sport.
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