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World Cup 2022: ITV announce pundit line up with Roy Keane and Gary Neville

Fancy seeing you here! ITV lean on Sky Sports’ biggest names as Souness, Keane and Neville all feature in their pundit line-up for the Qatar World Cup… with Ian Wright, Joe Cole and Karen Carney also in their studio

  • ITV have confirmed their line-up of pundits for the upcoming Qatar World Cup
  • Sky Sports regulars Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Graeme Souness are included
  • Ian Wright, Joe Cole and Karen Carney are among other stellar names on ITV
  • ITV – who share live coverage with the BBC – will screen 32 matches from Qatar 

Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Graeme Souness will head ITV’s punditry team for the Qatar World Cup – as the broadcaster borrows some of Sky’s biggest names.

The broadcaster, which will share coverage with the BBC in the United Kingdom and screen 32 matches, has unveiled its line-up for the upcoming tournament.

That trio are familiar faces to Premier League fans from the Sky Sports studio and now will be voicing their often no-nonsense opinions on ITV.

Neville will also work as a pundit for BeIN Sports during the World Cup.  

ITV’s pundit line-up also includes regular Ian Wright, Karen Carney, Joe Cole and Eniola Aluko, with Mark Pougatch, Laura Woods and Seema Jaswal set to be their main presenters for matches.

Nigel De Jong, Nadia Nadim and Hal Robson-Kanu will also be part of their team.

ITV has revealed its punditry line-up for the upcoming Qatar World Cup, with Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Graeme Souness among those in the studio

Roy Keane will be one of the stellar names in the ITV studio during the World Cup finals

Roy Keane will be one of the stellar names in the ITV studio during the World Cup finals

Keane (left) and Neville (right) are regulars on Sky's coverage of Premier League football

Keane (left) and Neville (right) are regulars on Sky’s coverage of Premier League football

ITV’s commentary team are Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion, Seb Hutchinson and Joe Speight, with co-commentators Lee Dixon, Ally McCoist, John Hartson and Andros Townsend.

Peter Walton has been recruited as a referee analyst to look at contentious decisions during the games.

ITV’s first live games will be on Monday November 21, when they show Senegal vs Netherlands ay 4pm and Wales vs United States at 7pm.

They will also have England’s second group game, against the USA, at 7pm on November 25.

ITV have also secured the first and second pick of the last-16 matches and the first pick of the quarter-finals, with one semi-final to be shown.

The Qatar World Cup is fast approaching, with the first match to be played on November 20

The Qatar World Cup is fast approaching, with the first match to be played on November 20

France are the reigning World champions after their win over Croatia in Russia back in 2018

France are the reigning World champions after their win over Croatia in Russia back in 2018

ITV will screen England's second group game at the World Cup - against the United States

ITV will screen England’s second group game at the World Cup – against the United States 

The final will be screened by both them and the BBC.

ITV secured the biggest single channel audience during last year’s Euro 2020, with 27.4million people tuning in for England’s semi-final against Denmark.

But of the 31m who watched England’s defeat to Italy in the final, some 25m watched on BBC One with just six million on ITV.



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