Balls Channel, the official broadcaster of the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World CupTM will give fans a preview of the upcoming tournament in its new 30-minute program, “Road to Rio” beginning Saturday (Feb 22).
The country of Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World CupTM and the “Road to Rio” hosts, Philippine National football team captains Marielle Benitez and Aly Borromeo and football enthusiast and TV journalist Atom Araullo, will show what’s in store for football fans in this year’s FIFA World CupTM.
The “Road to Rio” will take viewers through a history lesson of football’s biggest stage including the legendary players that have delighted the crowd and their greatest plays and moments of the quad-annual event.
Benitez, Borromeo, and Araullo shift to this year’s tournament with the news and updates on the teams, their rosters and match-ups as they prepare for the FIFA World CupTM. They will also discuss the basic rules of football and the officials in charge of enforcing those rules on the field.
“Road to Rio” will explore the innovations in goal-line technology, the official mascot “Fuleco” and the official match ball “Brazuca”.
Football fans are also invited to voice their opinions and reactions on social media regarding their take on their favorite squads and give their predictions on which team will lift the champion’s trophy in Brazil
Catch the premiere of “Road to Rio” on Balls Channel beginning Saturday (Feb. 22) and on ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel 23, the network’s free-to-air sports channel.