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The Brazil World Cup this summer will be the first to receive 24/7 coverage, the BBC has announced.

The broadcaster has revealed plans to offer coverage on TV, radio, and through digital platforms. And fans are in for a treat.

A daily 'World Cup breakfast' video will be available every morning, to be watched on the BBC Sport website, iPlayer, on connected TVs, or you can download it via the BBC app and watch it offline.

Full match replays and highlights videos will be available on-demand from a range of devices and platforms. BBC Sport mobile and tablet apps will offer match stats and text commentary, plus automatic goal alerts, so you won't miss out if you're busy doing something else.

All this is on top of broadcasts on BBC One, Two and Three. The channels will show 31 live matches and over 160 hours of programming.

The BBC claims this is 50% more coverage than it offered for the 2010 World Cup.

Presenters will include Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry, and former Dutch midfielder and current AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf.

The broadcaster will stream classic football moments – including England's 1966 World Cup triumph – in the run-up to the tournament. It's also producing a range of programming for TV, radio and online that reflects the sights, sounds, culture and history of host nation Brazil.

"The BBC is the home of big sporting events and it doesn't get much bigger than the World Cup," Barbara Slater, director, BBC Sport, said in a statement. "Our aim is for this to be the first truly 24/7 World Cup and we will deliver a complete experience for our audience through both traditional and digital platforms.

"We've put together a great cast of pundits, presenters, commentators and reporters to steer audiences through the tournament and we can't wait to bring the infectious excitement of this competition to our viewers and listeners wherever and whenever they want it."

Source BBC

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