BBC has officially announced its crew of on-air talent ahead of the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The British broadcasting network will air 33 of the tournament matches on the channel and iPlayer.

The list of commentators will consist of Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Robyn Cowen, Alistair Bruce Ball, Simon Davies, Ian Dennis, Pien Meulensteen, Conor McNamara, John Murray, Mark Scott and Vicki Sparks.

Then, these anchors will be joined in the booth by an impressive list of co-commentators that includes Karen Bardsley, James Collins, Dion Dublin, Maz Farookhi, Danny Gabbidon, Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown, Jayne Ludlow, Clinton Morrison, Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage, Peter Schmeichel, and Stephen Warnock.

BBC features strong World Cup studio crew

Along with the match commentators, BBC also released the names of the television analysts. Led by the popular Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan, the in-studio crew features some big names.

Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Jermaine Jenas, Micah Richards, and Alex Scott are the main analysts for BBC. This group will focus on the England matches as well. Richards and Scott are two of the best in the business in their work.

Danny Gabbidon, Ian Rush, and Ashley Williams are to represent Wales throughout the tournament. Moreover, the network features Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba, Laura Georges, Jürgen Klinsmann, Mark Schwarzer, Gilberto Silva, and Pablo Zabaleta.

Kelly Somers, Emma Saunders, and Catrin Heledd report from the England and Wales camps during the World Cup.

Also, BBC will air documentaries, news coverage, and even podcasts throughout the tournament on their platforms. The company will even utilize social media sites such as Instagram and TikTok as well.

The network is sharing broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom along with ITV. Following the release of the full World Cup schedule, the two broadcasting companies split up the matches for the tournament.

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