Who are the ITV presenters for England v USA World Cup 2022 commentary?

There is plenty of expert opinions on offer in the ITV studio ahead of the big game.

England were hoping to secure their place in the knockout stage of the World Cup Finals as they faced the United States in their second group game on Friday night.

Gareth Southgate’s men are full of confidence after the likes of Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford scored in Monday’s 6-2 win against Iran and that put the Three Lions in control of the group. Wales inability to take maximum points from their games against the USA and Iran means England know exactly what they have to do.

Unlike Monday’s game, which was aired on the BBC, it is ITV that have the rights to broadcast live coverage of the game against the States - and they bring with them a diverse selection of pundits and commentators. But who are they?

Mark Pougatch

TV sports personality Mark Pougatch

Pougatch is now a well-established face on television after working for the likes of BT Sport, Premier League TV and Australian broadcaster Stan Sport. The 54-year-old replaced Adrian Chiles as ITV’s main football presenter in 2015 and has covered the channel’s coverage of the Champions League, England internationals and major tournaments.

Roy Keane

Roy Keane broadcasts. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images).

A Manchester United legend after winning just about everything there is to win during an at times controversial spell at Old Trafford. Starting out in the Republic of Ireland with Cobh Ramblers before moving to England with Nottingham Forest in 1990, Keane really hit the heights with the Red Devils as he became a seven-time Premier League champion, a four-time FA Cup winner and helped his side claim the Champions League in 1999. He went on to manage Sunderland and Ipswich Town after bringing down the curtain on his playing career with Celtic and also had spells as assistant manager at Aston Villa, Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest.

Gary Neville

Gary Neville , Ex footballer and sky sports pundit and presenter looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on March 18, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Another Manchester United stalwart, Neville was a boyhood fan that lived the dream at Old Trafford, making over 400 appearances for the Red Devils and becoming a regular for England, winning 85 caps during a 12-year spell as a member of Three Lions squad. Neville lifted eight Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups, three Community Shields, two Champions Leagues, an Intercontinental Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup during a trophy-laden career. He also became a member of England’s coaching staff following his retirement and had a short, but unsuccessful spell in charge of Spanish club Valencia.

Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

An Arsenal legend, simple as that! Wright’s stunning form at Crystal Palace earned him a move to Arsenal and he became a firm favourite at Highbury, as well as writing his name into the club’s history books. Wright scored a remarkable 185 goals in 288 appearances and helped the Gunners to a Premier League title, two FA Cups, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners Cup win during a seven-year stay with Arsenal before going on to end his playing career with spells at West Ham United, Celtic, Burnley and Nottingham Forest.

Karen Carney

Karen Carney removed her twitter acccount following abuse over comments made about Leeds United.

Former Arsenal and England winger Carney became a household name during a remarkable playing career. A two-time FA Young Player of the Year, Solihull-born Carney won the UEFA Women’s Cup with Arsenal and lifted the Premier League, FA Women’s Cup and Premier League Cup with the Gunners before joining American club Chicago Red Stars. A return to Birmingham City was secured in 2011 and she brought down the curtain on her playing career with Chelsea. At international level, Carney represented England on 141 occasions and retired after helping the Lionesses claim fourth place at the 2019 World Cup.


ITV's Laura Woods has starred at the World Cup

Woods has rapidly become one of the most popular presenters and broadcasters across a number of formats in recent years. After working through the ranks at Sky Sports, she became a presenter on the broadcaster’s Darts coverage and worked covering the NFL before becoming a regular pitchside reporter on Super Sunday. Woods also works on DAZN’s boxing and Champions League coverage, as well as presenting on talkSPORT.

Lee Dixon

Gary Speed hunts down Arsenal's Lee Dixon during the FA Cup fourth round clash at Highbury in January 1991.

Another former Arsenal star, Dixon was part of the famed Gunners defence that helped George Graham’s side to a number of trophies. A hardworking and gritty full-back, Dixon joined Arsenal in 1988 after spells with Burnley, Chester City, Bury and Stoke City earlier in his career. He found a home in North London, helping the Highbury club to four league titles, three FA Cups and a Cup Winners Cup win during a 14-year stay at Highbury. Dixon was also capped 22 times by England.

Sam Matterface

Sam Matterface. (Pic credit: ITV)

Commentator Matterface has spent the last 30 years working in broadcasting, starting in local hospital radio before moving to the BBC and Capital Radio in the late-1990s. After moving to Sky Channel Bravo to work on their Serie A coverage, Matterface became a regular on Sky Sports News in 2007 before leaving in 2010. Since then he has worked as lead commentator on England games and also provides commentary on ITV show ‘Dancing on Ice’.