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BBC confirm World Cup 2018 pundits as Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand join Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer

Pablo Zabaleta, Jurgen Klinsmann, Dan Walker and Alex Scott join star-studded crew for this summer's tournament in Russia

The BBC have confirmed their pundits for the 2018 World Cup with Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand joining Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

Pablo Zabaleta, Jurgen Klinsmann, Dan Walker and Alex Scott also join the star-studded crew for this summer’s tournament in Russia.

Gary Lineker will be joined by a host of big names for the BBC's coverage of the World Cup this summer

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Gary Lineker will be joined by a host of big names for the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup this summer

Didier Drogba will be part of the BBC's World Cup coverage in Russia

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Didier Drogba will be part of the BBC’s World Cup coverage in Russia

Mark Lawrenson, Danny Murphy and Gabby Logan are just three more huge names set to take to our screens.


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Elsewhere, Phil Neville, Mark Chapman, Kevin Kilbane, Jermaine Jenas will head to Russia for this summer’s tournament.

The BBC revealed their all-star cast in a post-Match of the Day skit, featuring Lineker and Shearer.

The Ex-England strikers set-up a WhatsApp group thread, adding more and more big names.

Rio Ferdinand will take to our screens as part of the BBC's team

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Rio Ferdinand will take to our screens as part of the BBC’s team

Alan Shearer will take his place alongside Gary Lineker in Russia

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Alan Shearer will take his place alongside Gary Lineker in Russia

Alex Scott will also hit our screens as part of the BBC's star-studded team

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Alex Scott will also hit our screens as part of the BBC’s star-studded team

Dan Walker will swap the BBC breakfast sofa for the World Cup hotseat this summer

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Dan Walker will swap the BBC breakfast sofa for the World Cup hotseat this summer

ITV revealed their own line-up on Monday – with Sky Sports pundit and Manchester United legend Gary Neville leading their World Cup coverage in Russia.

Neville will be working alongside regular pundits Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Ian Wright, Lee Dixon and England women’s star Eniola Aluko.

Patrice Evra, Henrik Larsson, Martin O’Neill, Slaven Bilic and Mark Clattenburg will also be joining presenters Mark Pougatch and Jacqui Oatley.


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Clive Tyldesley, Sam Matterface, Jon Champion and Joe Speight will be commentating on all of the action.

Mark Lawrenson will continue his long relationship with the BBC in Russia

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Mark Lawrenson will continue his long relationship with the BBC in Russia

Jermaine Jenas will join the BBC crew for this summer's World Cup

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Jermaine Jenas will join the BBC crew for this summer’s World Cup

Jurgen Klinsmann is another big-name ex-pro to join the BBC team

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Jurgen Klinsmann is another big-name ex-pro to join the BBC team

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