If you’re watching the 2022 World Cup match between Portugal and Switzerland and wondering who the ITV commentators are, we’ve got you covered.
Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist are behind the microphone for this last 16 meeting.
Clive Tyldesley is one of the most recognizable voices in football. He provided commentary for the BBC between 1992 and 1996 before moving to ITV where he was the channel’s main commentator for England matches and Champions League matches until 2020, while the broadcaster held the rights to the competition.
Ally McCoist is a much loved pundit and commentator who regularly appears on ITV, TalkSport, Amazon Prime and BT Sport. He has scored over 350 goals for Rangers and 19 for Scotland – and is much loved for his sense of humour, clear vision and historic one-liners during co-comm stints.
In the studio, Mark Pougatch presents with Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Nigel De Jong about knowledge.
Former BBC 5 Live fixture Pougatch moved to ITV in 2015 and will be the lead anchor for his third World Cup when he leads the channel’s coverage in Qatar. Pougatch co-headlined ITV’s coverage of the Six Nations Rugby Championship with BT’s BT Sports To score show too.
Gary Neville is a former Manchester United captain who won two Champions League trophies and eight Premier League titles in over 600 appearances. A man with one club for his club, he achieved 85 caps for England before becoming an assistant coach in the national line-up. Later he led Valencia.
Neville has been one of Sky Sports’ leading analysts since 2011. He first took notice on ITV before the 2002 World Cup in which he was injured, and has since appeared in tournaments for the channel. Known for his football intelligence and leftist views, he opposed Super League and irresponsible ownership in football
Much-loved former striker Ian Wright was Arsenal’s record goalscorer until his record was surpassed by Thierry Henry in 2005. He also played for Celtic, West Ham United and Burnley – and famously only turned professional in his early 20s after being a bricklayer before getting his chance at football.
Since retiring as a player, Wright has appeared on ITV, BBC, Sky and BT Sport, most recently being a pundit at Women’s Euro 2022.
Nigel de Jong has played more than 80 international matches with the Dutch national team and played for Manchester City, AC Milan, Hamburg and LA Galaxy, among others. He played in the 2010 World Cup final and was on the losing side, as Spain won the trophy.
De Jong has appeared on ITV’s international football coverage in the past and has also lent his expert skills on Amazon Prime
The coverage of the World Cup matches is split between the BBC and ITV in the UK, with Alan Shearer, Micah Richard and Alex Scott among the BBC pundits.
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