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Jun 10, 2014
Get Glued to GOAL: The Ultimate Football Extravaganza on Zee News

It's action time once again. The biggest sporting extravaganza of all time 'FIFA World Cup' is all set to kick start soon and all you football freaks can rejoice as Zee News will give you all the latest updates and interesting action from FIFA World Cup 2014, straight to your TV screens through its new programme - GOAL! which is to be telecast daily at 8.30 am and 6.30 pm respectively.

Ongoing with the sporting extravaganza, Zee News is the only Indian television channel that has associated with Mr. Shobhan Saxena (the only journalist of Indian origin in Latin America) who is going to share exclusive report & minutes by minute's developments from 11th June – 15th July from Brazil to millions of football enthusiasts in India.

Amid the growing popularity of football in the country, the program is an endeavor by Zee Media Corporation Limited to provide a platform to the football enthusiasts to watch, participate and rejuvenate with every aspect of this great game loved by millions worldwide.

A total of 32 teams from across the globe will participate in the event which will be held from 12th June to 13th July in Brazil. This much awaited, high-on-adrenalin, sports event would be played across 12 venues of the country.

Zee News, a part of Zee Media which is one of the largest and leading media houses in the country is planning to showcase the largest football coverage of this mega sports event. Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor, Zee News said, “The channel has lined up interesting programming throughout the day, like- best goal of the day, top players, etc along with a dedicated half an hour special segment in the evening. Viewers can watch the highlights of the World Cup through the 30 second vignettes on upcoming matches-Top 5s: Top 5 Goals/Top 5 Saves/Top 5 Players, Goal of The Day and general stories on the venue, Brazil and its culture and climate.”

All these will be telecast under the umbrella of GOAL, which will be a one stop programme for all you need to know about the FIFA World Cup 2014. The programme will also provide a peek in the past, the famous clashes of yester years and controversies associated with it. 'GOAL' will also keep you updated about who is in the running for “Golden Boot” and the most valuable player of the tournament.

Elaborating in details about the programme, Mr. Rohit Kumar, Vice President Marketing, Zee Media Corporation Limited said, “Though India is a Cricket crazy country, millions of people also follow football very closely. The programme “GOAL” is an endeavour to broadcast all the elements they want to watch or know about Football World Cup 2014. The programme is packaged in a manner that it is a must watch for  football freaks”.

So let the fervour and passion for football run high as Zee News calls upon football enthusiasts, to join the ultimate football extravaganza on GOAL!

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