Yahoo launches 'The 32' for World Cup

07 Jun 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

Yahoo Sport UK will bring football fans closer to the World Cup in Russia this summer with a daily video series presented by sports journalist and broadcaster Reshmin Chowdhury and broadcaster ​Toby Tarrant.

‘​The 32​’ will stream live ​on the Yahoo Sport app and yahoo.co.uk from 8.30am every match day during the tournament in Russia. The series will also be available to fans around the world via Yahoo’s international editions. Each episode will be available immediately following the live show to stream online or via the Yahoo Sport app.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the series will - according to Yahoo Sport - include “insight, analysis, irreverence and fan views”. Alongside the latest football news from the tournament in Russia, ‘​The 32​’ will also feature fan culture direct from the venues in Russia with reporter Peter Hall, as well as fan reactions in London.

The studio in London will discuss the major tournament news, results, team selections and gossip, whilst the team behind live show and podcast ​Jim & Dave Have Lost the Dressing Room​, Jim Daly and Dave Bibby, will bring their take on the tournament.

Reshmin Chowdhury, said: “This tournament is always an exciting mix of football, culture, and often a career pinnacle for players. It’s also when friends and families unite to enjoy the beautiful game. Whether you’re a lifelong football fan, or new to the sport, we look forward to sharing your World Cup adventure and bringing you up to speed with all the big news from Russia. We can’t wait to see you every morning!”

Raj Mannick, head of sport at Yahoo UK and a 2016 Sport Industry NextGen Leader added: “​The 32’ will make Russia a tournament to treasure, and we’re delighted to bring this show to audiences wherever they may be on mobile or desktop. If you can’t be in Russia, then ‘​The 32​’ is a fun show with a super line-up of talent including Reshmin Chowdhury, Toby Tarrant, Jim & Dave and a slew of other big-name guests.”