World Cup 2018 pundits: Who would win a five-a-side game between the star-studded BBC and ITV line-ups?

The broadcasters have both turned to a hatful of former Premier League legends to beef up their sofas.

From Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard to  Ian Wright and Ryan Giggs, a BBC vs ITV five-a-side showdown could prove to be a thrilling encounter.

But who would come out on top in the rush-keeper extravaganza?

Check out the full World Cup punditry squad lists below… and vote for who you'd think would come out on top.


Manager: Jurgen Klinsmann

Defenders: Rio Ferdinand, Phil Neville

Midfielder: Frank Lampard

Forwards: Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker

Subs: Didier Drogba, Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy, Pablo Zabaleta

A MANAGER with international pedigree and some of the best players to have ever graced the Premier League, the BBC's squad is strong.

The only real bone of contention comes in the forward ranks when Drogba, Shearer and Lineker must fight it out for two places.

Thank goodness for rolling subs…

A back-two of Ferdinand and Neville with Frank Lamapard just in front would ensure plenty of service for the forwards, as well as defensive stability, too.


Manager: Martin O'Neill

Defenders: Gary Neville, Patrice Evra

Midfielders: Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs

Forward: Ian Wright

Subs: Lee Dixon, Slaven Bilic, Henrik Larsson

ANOTHER international boss ruling the roost and a dozens of Premier League winners' medals on show, the ITV are just as strong as the Beeb.

Gary Neville would go up against brother Phil alongside Evra in defence – while Keane and Giggs would form a well-rounded midfield duo.

Wrighty up front would provide plenty of firepower… with Larsson coming off the bench proving a strong option.

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