ITV World Cup presenter and pundit line-up in full including Roy Keane and Gary Neville

ITV World Cup presenter and pundit line-up in full including Roy Keane and Gary Neville

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Neville and Keane will headline ITV's line-up of pundits for the World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off in less than a month's time, with the broadcaster showing games throughout the tournament

Gary Neville and Roy Keane will be the headline pundits for ITV for the broadcaster's coverage of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Neville and Keane will join Ian Wright, Karen Carney, Graeme Sounnes, Joe Cole, Eni Aluko, Nigel de Jong, Nadia Nadim and Hal Robson-Kanu in the ITV studios to give their expert insight, expertise, opinion and analysis. ITV's coverage will be helmed by presenters Mark Pougatch, Laura Woods and Seema Jaswal, with Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion and Seb Hutchinson serving as commentators.

Peter Walton will be the broadcaster's referee analyst, with Lee Dixon, Ally McCoist, John Hartson and Andros Townsend on co-commentary. ITV's first games with be the Netherlands' clash against Senegal and England's match against the USA.

They will also have first and second pick of the Last 16 games, as well as first pick of the quarter-finals. Their coverage will continue with one of the semi-finals and the final. ITV will have a comprehensive coverage package, with content across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

They will also broadcast daily highlights of every game to ensure fans do not miss a minute of the tournament in Qatar. As well as England's clash with the USA, ITV will also show Argentina v Mexico, France v Denmark, Spain v Costa Rica and Portugal v Uruguay.

They will have 32 live matches in total across the tournament, having attracted the biggest single channel audience, 27.5million ever for England's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. The Director of sport for the broadcaster hailed the punditry team he has assembled.

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“The World Cup is the biggest sporting event of the year and ITV are committed to bring viewers the very best extensive coverage of the tournament accompanied by expert punditry and analysis. We will immerse viewers into the tournament with our live coverage, highlight shows, podcasts, online and social media content, ensuring viewers do not miss a minute of the action," Niall Sloane said.

Neville will also work for the Qatari state broadcaster beIN Sport during the World Cup, a move that has seen the Manchester United legend come under fire. He has hit back at that criticism in recent weeks though, insisting he will call out Qatar for their dreadful human rights record.

"Qatar have had Amnesty International and the International Labour Organisation all over them for the last 10 years because of the World Cup. Saudi Arabia have come into our country to own Newcastle and they've got terrible human rights issues over there and people work for them in this country," he told the Daily Mail.

"We either decide that we collaborate with these countries, and try and impact change through football - which is what I think we should always do - or we say we're never going to let them play sport, we're never going to have a World Cup there, we're never going to allow them to compete against us because they don't have what would be as progressive rights as they should have.

"When I highlight these issues, I can do so from a position whereby if I am covering eight games on beIN in a World Cup, and those issues come up or there's an incident outside the stadium, I will highlight them. I will never shy away from it."

Neville already works with Keane on Sky Sports, while Wright is a staple of the BBC's flagship football show Match of the Day.