The revolution (err..FIFA presidential election) will be televised! FOX Sports announced on Tuesday that it will televise the much awaited presidential election on Friday, February 26 with six straight hours of coverage in the wee hours of the morning.
As the process to elect FIFA's new president plays out, you'll be able to watch it all on Fox Sports 1 from 3 a.m. ET all the way to 9 a.m. ET. A six hour block of nothing but FIFA presidental election coverage will be anchored by Rob Stone in FOX's studios in LA. He'll be joined in-studio by Alexi Lalas and Mark Young. Meanwhile, Sky Sports' Kate Abdo and FOX's Grant Wahl will provide coverage on-location in Zurich, Switzerland.
"This is an important news story with international repercussions, and as the primary home for televised soccer in the U.S., it's our duty to cover it, and cover it well," said David Nathanson, FOX Sports' Head of Business Operations. "We look forward to working closely with FIFA and the incoming president as we gear up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and beyond."
Coverage will flip over to FOX Sports 2 after 9 a.m. should there be a need for additional airtime. The election will also be streamed on FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2Go and online at FOXSportsGO.com.