Viewers will be guided through the tournament by the stellar team, providing comprehensive coverage, expert analysis and the very best action on ITV.
Live games and highlights will be broadcast on ITV, providing a comprehensive coverage package and content across ITV Football’s social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, ensuring fans will not miss a single minute of the action.
Led by main presenters Mark Pougatch, Laura Woods and Seema Jaswal, ITV’s World Cup squad will offer incredible insight, expertise, opinion and analysis from Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Karen Carney, Graeme Souness, Joe Cole, Eniola Aluko, Nigel De Jong, Nadia Nadim and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Commentary will come from, Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion and Seb Hutchinson, Joe Speight, supported by co-commentators Lee Dixon, Ally McCoist, John Hartson and Andros Townsend. Reporting during the tournament will be Gabriel Clarke and Michelle Owen.
ITV’s coverage will be complemented with a referee analyst to break down and explain all of the key on-field decisions, with Peter Walton taking up that role.
Following its coverage of Euro 2020 which saw ITV draw the biggest single channel audience ever for any game of football, 27.4m, for England’s semi-final against Denmark, ITV will show 32 live matches in a packed schedule kicking off on Monday 21st November with two group stage games, Senegal v Netherlands at 4pm (UK time) and USA v Wales at 7pm (UK time).
ITV will broadcast England’s second game of the tournament on Friday 25th November against the USA, 7PM (UK time), in what is sure to be an important fixture as England battle to get out of Group B.
The first weeks of the tournament on ITV will also bring viewers Argentina v Mexico in what many predict will be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup, reigning world champions France v Denmark, Spain v Costa Rica, Portugal v Uruguay, and many people’s favourites Brazil v Switzerland, among a range of other crunch fixtures as the best in the world battle to get out of their respective groups.
ITV’s live coverage continues throughout the knock-out stages, with first and second pick of the Round of 16 and first pick of the quarter finals. ITV will also broadcast one of the semi-finals and the final.
In case you miss any of the action, ITV will broadcast daily highlights of all other games on each match day throughout the World Cup, which will also be available on the ITV Hub (and later ITVX).