If you’re watching the 2022 World Cup match between Spain and Costa Rica and wondering who the ITV commentators are, we’ve got you covered.
Clive Tyldesley is the lead commentator for the Spain v Costa Rica live stream with Lee Dixon joining as co-commentator.
Clive Tyldesley is one of football’s most recognizable voices. He commentated for the BBC between 1992 and 1996 before moving to ITV, where he was the channel’s main commentator for England games until 2020 and Champions League fixtures while the broadcaster had the rights on the competition.
Former England international Lee Dixon won four English titles with Arsenal and played 22 times for his country. He has appeared on both ITV and the BBC as a commentator and pundit, while most recently appearing on Channel 4’s Nations League coverage.
In the studio, Laura Woods is in charge of the presentation, with Gary Neville, Eniola Aluko and Graeme Souness providing expert information.
Laura Woods is a familiar face to ITV Sport and Sky Sports viewers as well as a presenter on TalkSport. An Arsenal fan, Woods left Sky this year and currently works for DAZN, as part of their coverage of boxing and the Women’s Champions League, among other things.
Gary Neville is a former Manchester United captain who won two Champions League trophies and eight Premier League titles in over 600 appearances. A one-club man for his club, he racked up 85 England caps before becoming an assistant coach in the national setup. He then managed Valencia.
Neville has been a senior analyst for Sky Sports since 2011. He was first a pundit on ITV for the 2002 World Cup, where he suffered an injury, and has appeared in tournaments for the channel since . He is known for his football intelligence and leftist views, opposing the Super League and irresponsible football ownership.
Eni Aluko is the athletic director of the Angel City women’s team in the United States. She appeared in three World Cups for England, the 2012 Olympics for Great Britain and won over 100 caps – she also represented Chelsea and Juventus at club level.
Aluko has done expert work for BT Sport and Amazon Prime since retiring. She is also a familiar face on ITV’s women’s football coverage.
Graeme Souness is considered one of the finest midfielders of his generation, winning three European Cups at Liverpool and making more than 50 appearances for Scotland before a managerial career that took him to Rangers, Galatasaray, Benfica and Newcastle among others.
Souness is a regular on Sky Sports coverage and has been a regular on great sunday since retiring from management.
Broadcasting of World Cup matches is split between the BBC and ITV in the UK, with Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany among the BBC pundits.