Associated Press journalists from around the world will cover all 64 FIFA World Cup matches from 12 venues around Brazil, producing thousands of stories in video, text and photos. They’ll also join local staff from AP’s bureaus in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paolo to cover the business, environmental and political aspects of the tournament.
“AP will leverage its global footprint to tell the whole story of the World Cup,” said global sports editor Michael Giarrusso. “Reporters from around the world will be contributing content. We’ll have reactions to surprising results, stories from hometowns of superstars and content about how some countries practically shut down when their team plays in the World Cup.”
Highlights of AP’s coverage include a preview package featuring more than 100 text stories, images, and information on every team, star players, coaches, host city and stadium; Brazil Beat which will focus on the cultural and entertainment aspects of the World Cup; and a steady stream of enterprise stories.
AP customers will see content via their regular services but it will also be aggregated on a separate World Cup wire in both English and Spanish. AP Images will feature package options, the latest pictures and curated collections. The AP Mobile app has a section dedicated to the tournament, and is free to download.