If you’re watching the 2022 World Cup game between England and USA and wondering who the ITV commentators are, we’ve got you covered.
Sam Matterface is the lead commentator for England v USA on ITV1, with Lee Dixon joining as co-commentator.
Sam Matterface is ITV’s lead commentator and became England’s lead commentator for 2020. He previously worked on TalkSport and was a Sky Sports News presenter for three years.
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, Mark Pougatch is in charge of the presentation, with Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Ian Wright 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.”
Beloved former striker Ian Wright was Arsenal’s top scorer until his record was surpassed by Thierry Henry in 2005. He also played for Celtic, West Ham United and Burnley – and only became professional until his early twenties after being a bricklayer before he got his chance in 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.
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.
At the edge of the field, Laura Woods reports with Karen Carney.
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.
Karen Carney won twelve trophies during her career and played 144 times for her country. She was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2021 and was the FA International Young Player of the Year twice, in 2005 and 2006.
As a pundit, Carney has worked on BT Sport, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime and the BBC. She is currently most often seen on Sky’s coverage of the WSL.
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.