With the Russia World Cup just under a month away, the various sports broadcasters have been unveiling their pundit teams for the summer showpiece. ITV have managed to nab Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville as well as the likes of Martin O'Neill and Slaven Bilic. bbc world cup pundits
The BBC have also announced their roster of analysts for Russia in a frankly bizarre video in which BBC presenter Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer create a Whatsapp group containing all of the people that will be used in their coverage:
?ANNOUNCE #BBCWORLDCUP SQUAD!? pic.twitter.com/ZmrvGP7RHo
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 15, 2018
Here is the Beeb's full roster for June:
- Frank Lampard
- Rio Ferdinand
- Alan Shearer
- Pablo Zabaleta
- Jurgen Klinsmann
- Didier Drogba
- Mark Lawrenson
- Alex Scott
- Danny Murphy
- Martin Keown
- Phil Neville
Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker and Dan Walker will share presenting duties and commentating will be split between Kevin Kilbane, Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Simon Brotherton and Vicki Sparks, who becomes the first woman to commentate on a World Cup game for British television.
The BBC will broadcast 33 live matches from Russia.
But to go back and pick out some highlights to that cringe inducing video:
Frank Lampard playing the piano for no apparent reason.
An eerily bald headed Didier Drogba.
Alan Shearer's menacing line reading of 'Didier'.
Jermaine Jenas' selfie game.
Pablo Zabaleta's needlessly 'cartoonified' cameo.
This image will haunt me all day.
And finally all the boys, in some sort of lonely hearts chat room. How dare they subject Zinedine Kilbane to such an ordeal.