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15th Jul 2018

Here are the BBC and ITV punditry panels for the World Cup final

Jack O'Toole

The BBC and ITV will both be broadcasting Sunday’s World Cup final between Croatia and France

The French will look to win their first World Cup since 1998 after advancing past Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stages to book a spot in the final in Moscow, while Croatia progressed to their first ever World Cup final after an extra-time win over England in the semi-final.

The final at the Luzhniki Stadium will be the last of 64 games at this summer’s tournament and, just in case you’re undecided, here’s how the punditry lineups compare for the two stations.


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Gary Lineker will host the BBC’s coverage and the former England striker will be joined in studio by pundits Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Jurgen Klinsmann, with commentary by Guy Mowbray and Martin Keown.

The BBC will broadcast the build up to the men’s tennis final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon from 1pm before going straight into their World Cup final coverage from 3pm.


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Mark Pougatch will kick off the show for ITV as they begin their coverage by looking at the closing ceremony of the final from 2:55pm before Roy Keane, Ian Wright, Gary Neville and Lee Dixon join him in studio for coverage of the final.

Those four pundits have been an entertaining group to watch throughout the tournament, and one can expect an equally engrossing end to the tournament today.

Kick-off for the final is scheduled for 4pm from the Luzhniki Stadium.