If you’re watching the 2022 World Cup match between Portugal and Ghana and wondering who the ITV commentators are, we’ve got you covered.
Jon Champion is the lead commentator for the Portugal v Ghana live stream, with Ally McCoist joining as co-commentator.
Jon Champion has been a commentator on ITV and BBC for over 20 years. These days he’s most often heard on Amazon Prime covering the Premier League.
Ally McCoist is a popular pundit and commentator who appears regularly on ITV, TalkSport, Amazon Prime and BT Sport. He has scored over 350 goals for Rangers and 19 for Scotland – and is highly regarded for his sense of humour, brilliant outlook and historic understudy on co-comm stints.
In the studio, Mark Pougatch is in charge of the presentation, with Roy Keane, Graeme Souness and Joe Cole providing expert information.
Old BBC 5 Live Pougatch joined ITV in 2015 and will be the main presenter of his third World Cup when he heads the channel’s coverage in Qatar. Pougatch led ITV’s coverage of the Six Nations Rugby Championship with BT BT Sports Score also show.
Roy Keane captained Manchester United and won seven Premier League titles in just 12 seasons at Old Trafford. The only World Cup Keane went to was USA 1994: the Irishman sadly left camp ahead of the 2002 tournament after a row with manager Mick McCarthy.
Keane is a Sky Sports regular and known for his dry humour, grumpy demeanor and impassioned analysis. He has appeared sporadically on ITV tournaments and Champions League coverage over the years, although he once claimed: “Every time I watch a game on TV I have to turn off the commentators.”
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.
A member of England’s Golden Generation, Joe Cole was one of the most talented midfielders the Three Lions had to offer in the 2000s. He appeared in three World Cups and played for West Ham United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Lille during his career.
Cole is a regular on BT Sport and has his own podcast on BT Sport Pods, The cast of Joe Cole.
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.