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RTÉ Confirm World Cup Commentary And Punditry Teams

RTÉ Confirm World Cup Commentary And Punditry Teams

US women's team goalkeeper, Hope Solo, will be part of RTÉ's World Cup coverage this summer.

The national broadcaster has also confirmed that regulars Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Didi Haman, Richie Sadlier and Damien Duff will be appearing on our screens throughout the tournament.

Also providing analysis will be Keith Andrews, Richard Dunne, Shay Given and Michael O'Neill along with Solo. One notable name not included is Kenny Cunningham.

Commentary for the month in Russia will be provided by George Hamilton, Ger Canning, Adrian Eames, John Kenny, Stephen Alkin and Hugh Cahill. Co-commentary will come from Ronnie Whelan, Jim Beglin, Ray Houghton and Brian Kerr.

Darragh Maloney, Peter Collins and Jacqui Hurley will be on presenting duty.

The 36-year-old Solo has won 202 caps for the US. She is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2015 World Cup winner.

Last month, four years after the charges were first brought, Solo had fourth-degree domestic abuse charges against her dropped.

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The charges, stemming from a June 2014 incident involving her half-sister and nephew, had initially been dropped in 2015. However, a series of appeals followed.

A judge dismissed the charges a fortnight ago after legal representatives for the city of Kirkland, Washington said witnesses in the case no longer wanted to be involved in the trial.

Solo's relatives had claimed that she attacked them but she said she had been defending herself against her nephew who had attacked her with a broom handle.

All 64 games of this year's tournament will be broadcast across RTÉ's platforms.

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