ITV unveil World Cup 2018 punditry team

ITV have unveiled its World Cup 2018 punditry team – featuring Gary Neville.

The Sky Sports pundit will link up with former Manchester United teammates Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra in Russia this summer.

Neville had been in demand for the competition but ITV have struck a real blow to the BBC.

Keane and Giggs will be joined by fellow regular pundits Ian Wright and Lee Dixon as well as some new faces.

Former United and France defender Evra will be part of the team, as will Eniola Aluko, Henrik Larsson, Martin O’Neill and Slaven Biliic.

Euro 2016 final and former Premier League official Mark Clattenburg will also be part of the ITV set-up.

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ITV will show 23 matches with a further nine knockout games also set to be broadcast live.

Presenter Mark Pougatch will front the coverage alongside Jacqui Oatley with commentary from the likes of Clive Tyldesely, Jon Champion and Glenn Hoddle.

Wales boss Giggs said: "I always look forward to World Cups in the hope they will be the best World Cup so far.

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"I think Germany start as favourites because of their experience at big tournaments. I don’t think England can win it – there are much stronger teams.

Giggs also couldn’t resist a joke at the expense of former teammate and pal Neville, adding: "I see enough of him during the year and he always orders expensive wine and forgets his wallet…

ITV will show the first game of the tournament on June 14 between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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