RIO DE JANEIRO – In the video above, reporter Martin Ainstein offers a tour of ESPN International and ESPN Deportes’ World Cup facilities on Copacabana Beach.
Located at Clube dos Marimbás, the specially-built temporary space includes a master control room, television and radio studios, newsroom, green room, and an outdoor “tower” location that offers a panoramic view of Copacabana Beach. Ainstein provides a look at the World Cup wall mural being painted by Brazilian artist the Jambeiro mural, and he speaks with Vice President, Production, ESPN International and Deportes, Rodolfo Martinez, about the unique set-up.
2014 FIFA World Cup concludes this weekend: In Brasília today, host team Brazil plays the Netherlands in the Third-Place match (4 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN3). Sunday in Estadio do Maracanã in Rio, Germany and Argentina play in the World Cup Final (3 p.m., ABC, ESPN3).
Expect plenty of Spanish-language studio programming on Saturday for the Third-Place match and Sunday for the Final, including Fuero de Juego and SportsCenter on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, SportsCenter on ESPN+ Sur, Hablemos de Futbol on ESPN Latin South and Balon Dividido on ESPN+ (Andina).
Video produced by Ardi Dwornik