07/07/2014 11:34 pm ET Updated Jul 08, 2014

Grading ESPN's World Cup Coverage

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ESPN's coverage of the 2010 World Cup has received widespread acclaim ,both from lay viewers experiencing soccer for the first time and from hardcore fans desperate for a Marcelo Balboa-less tournament. This year, ESPN has followed a similar formula, with largely positive results.

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