If you look at the 2022 World Cup (opens in new tab) final between Argentina and France and wonder who the BBC commentators are (opens in new tab) are, we’ve got you covered.
Guy Mowbray and Jermaine Jenas are behind the microphone for this game.
Guy Mowbray appears mainly on the BBC and BT Sport. While working for Eurosport during the 1998 World Cup, at just 26 years old he became the youngest-ever television commentator at a World Cup final.
Mowbray has been the main BBC commentator since 2010.
Jermaine Jenas made over 270 Premier League appearances in his career before turning to experts and presenting regularly on BT Sport and the BBC. A regular expert on Match of the dayhe also started co-presenting The one performance for the BBC in 2020.
In the studio, Gary Lineker presents the coverage and is assisted by experts Alan Shearer, Pablo Zabaleta and Rio Ferdinand.
The big man is back in the anchor bank for the sixth time. Gary Lineker is now a legend of both television and football, with 48 goals for England to put him fourth on the all-time list, behind Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane. He’s England’s top scorer in World Cup football with 10 goals, and a small part of him no doubt hopes Harry Kane (on six) doesn’t quite break that record this time around.
Linksy is the main presenter and will be present at all matches in England, plus the final (which may not be mutually exclusive).
With 260 goals, Alan Shearer has scored more Premier League goals than anyone else. The former striker won the Golden Boot at Euro 96 at home and scored 30 goals in just 63 appearances for England before becoming a pundit from the 2006 World Cup onwards. Shearer works exclusively on the BBC.
Former Manchester City fullback, Pablo Zabaleta represented Argentina at the 2011 and 2015 Copa América and was part of the team that finished runners-up at the 2014 World Cup. He made 58 appearances for his country before retiring in 2020 and appears now on the BBC during World Cup tournaments.
Rio Ferdinand is widely regarded as one of the greatest England defenders of all time. He made 81 appearances for England and was included in three FIFA World Cup squads. He also won six Premier League titles with Manchester United and led the Red Devils to the 2008 Champions League. He is most commonly seen on BT Sport as a pundit these days, but appears on the BBC at international tournaments.
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