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Brazil and USA meet in "Match of the week" programme

 
Brazil were one of two teams to win their first three matches in this year's edition of the World Grand Prix
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 8, 2014 – The second World Grand Prix “Match of the week” programme will see title holders and Olympic champions Brazil (WR 1) take on the United States (WR 2) at 10.00 local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. The purpose of the programme, which is made available to the competition’s host broadcasters and other television channels for free, is to bring the sport to as wide an audience as possible. 

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Brazil won their first three matches in this year’s edition of the World Grand Prix, and will hope to build on that winning streak this weekend in front of their supporters at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo. Brazil coach Ze Roberto commented that: “I’m positive about the result of this first round of the World Grand Prix. Pool C was not an easy one at all and losing even a single match could make a difference for the Final Round. Leaving the first round with nine points made me more than happy.” Coach Charles ‘Karch’ Kiraly’s USA travel to Sao Paulo to battle with Russia, Korea and hosts Brazil in Pool D after only one win from three matches in Pool A in Ankara, Turkey, last weekend.

English commentary for the World Grand Prix programme will be provided by John Burgess, Dan Strange and Tim Long.

Dan Strange, commentator for week 2, is an experienced sports presenter and commentator equally at home in front of the camera or behind the microphone. He has worked on numerous top events and competitions in both able-bodied and disability sport, for television, radio and live in the stadium.

Tim Long, who will be providing commentary for the week three Match of the Week programme, which will focus on the Pool I encounter between China (WR 5) and Japan (WR 3) on August 17, is a fast-rising young commentator, with experience from an early age in an array of sports. He commentates on the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and various other football competitions for Manchester United (MUTV), talkSPORT, and BT Sport. He also covers Euroleague and FIBA basketball, and commentated on 10 different sports at the 2013 World Games in Colombia.





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