Nov. 30, 2022

#71: Derek Rae of FOX Sports, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, & Voice of FIFA 23


On Episode 71, host Danny Pinto is honored to welcome international football commentator Derek Rae to the podcast.  Derek is working with FOX Sports on their coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the United States audience, and will be on the call for the Portugal-South Korea match on Friday, December 2nd (Derek was also on the call for Portugal's opening match vs. Ghana).  Among the topics Danny and Derek cover over their conversation:

  • Derek's thoughts on how Portugal may fare in the knockout rounds
  • Derek's commitment and prowess in pronouncing Portuguese names during a broadcast
  • How Qatar's World Cup compares to previous World Cups Derek has attended/worked
  • Derek's preparation for these matches and his hectic schedule (9 group matches in 11 days)
  • Derek's involvement in the FIFA Video Game franchise
  • How Derek got his start in the worlds of football and broadcasting  

Follow Derek Rae on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaeComm

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Derek Rae

International Football Commentator

International Football Commentator