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Grading ESPN's World Cup Coverage

Colombia's defender and captain Mario Alberto Yepes (C) celebrates after scoring a goal that was disallowed during the quarte
Colombia's defender and captain Mario Alberto Yepes (C) celebrates after scoring a goal that was disallowed during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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