World Cup

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” winning five BAFTA Awards, Fox News announcing plans to launch a streaming service called Fox Nation, “So You Think You Can Dance” getting Season 15 and more.

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FOX Sports is collaborating with Twitter and Snapchat to bring fans exclusive content from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on those social media platforms.

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After nearly 900 games played between more than 200 nations over almost 1,000 days, the 2018 World Cup qualification process is finally over, and FOX Sports is less than 200 days away from its first World Cup presentation. The 32 countries that will play in the big tournament hosted in Russia have finished a long journey and will soon embark on another one. The same can be said for Emmy Award-winning FOX Sports host Fernando Fiore, who will broadcast his eighth World Cup in 2018.

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a huge opening weekend for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking workplace culture, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf’s skepticism about social media driving TV viewership, FOX Sports’ World Cup plans, and more.

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We are fewer than 300 days away from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which means FOX Sports is that many days away from broadcasting its first World Cup presentation. When the biggest tournament for the biggest sport in the world begins on June 15, 2018, it will be the culmination of more than four years of planning, practice and “international diplomacy,” according to David Neal, Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup on FOX and Vice President of Production for FOX Sports.

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After disappointing performances in its first two World Cup qualifying Final Round matches, the U.S. Men’s National Team is in an unexpected position of vulnerability heading into its next qualifying match against Honduras on Friday, March 24, in San Jose. Rob Stone, the lead studio host for FOX Sports’ soccer programming, says you have to go back to 1989 to find a World Cup qualifying game that had so much significance for the country’s soccer team.

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It may have taken a while, but the strong viewership for the 2016 Copa America Centenario tournament, along with the record-setting viewership for the Women’s World Cup 2015, finally cements soccer as one of the “Big 4” sports in the U.S., according to David Neal, executive producer of FIFA World Cup for FOX Sports.