How to catch the action on the BBC, what matches they’re airing and what you can expect from their World Cup coverage
As per tradition, the BBC will broadcast many matches in this World Cup. In all, they will broadcast 33 matches live over 28 days in Qatar. They willshare the entire schedule with ITV.
UK-based supporters will have free access to watch all of the drama unfold, provided they are covered by a TV licence.
Fans will also benefit from the flexibility of their streaming service, BBC iPlayerwith the ability to watch live or later at their convenience.
In this article, we give you a breakdown of what to expect from BBC in the next football weeks.
Which World Cup matches will be shown on the BBC?
While a comprehensive match list is yet to be confirmed for the round of 16, 24 group stage matches have been announced.
BBC will have the first choice of semifinals in the tournament, alongside three matches in the round of 16, two quarterfinalsand the World Cup Final on 18 December.
Here is the BBC The calendar of the group stage of the World Cup.
What will the coverage of the BBC World Cup be like?
Match of the day mainstay and former England player Gary Lineker he will serve as one of the two main announcers for the tournament. The other is Gabriel Loganwhich won the Sports Host of the Year award in 2022. Matchday 2 announcer, Marco Chapmannwill also share hosting duties.
As always, the BBC will integrate on-pitch action with a panel of some of the sport’s most iconic names as part of their pre- and post-match analysis package.
Highlights of non-live matches will also be available on BBC One And iPlayer throughout the tournament.
The BBC Sport YouTube channel will also broadcast match highlights.
In addition to live matches, fans can also look forward to documentaries, news and podcasts.
To keep viewers (who are on the go) up to date the experts will be providing behind-the-scenes content across the BBC’s various social platforms.
There will be two of the aforementioned world Cup documentaries on display. One will document the prodigious talent of Lionel Messi and the other a deep dive into “how to win the World Cup”. You can watch both programs on BBC TV and via the BBC iPlayer.
Which pundits will be featured in the BBC World Cup line-up?
BBC he routinely pulls some of football’s most famous stars out of his hat for World Cup. This tournament will be no different.
Unite Lineker, Logan and Chapmann it will be a whole series of former players. Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Jermaine Jenas, Micah Richards And Alex Scott with Danny Gabbidon, Ian Rush And Ashley Williams everything will be characterized.
Also, the likes of Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba, Laura Georges, Jürgen Klinsmann, Mark Schwarzer, Gilberto Silva And Pablo Zabaletta they will also be on hand to provide their opinions.
Who will be on the World Cup commentary for BBC matches?
The BBC he appointed an experienced off-field team to provide game commentary.
Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Robyn Cowen, Alistair Bruce Ball, Simon Davies, Ian Dennis, Pien Meulensteen, Conor McNamara, John Murray, Mark Scott and Vicki Sparks.
Karen Bardsley, James Collins, Dion Dublin, Maz Farookhi, Danny Gabbidon, Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown, Jayne Ludlow, Clinton Morrison, Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage, Peter Schmeichel and Stephen Warnock.
Where can viewers find BBC One?
Here is a list of providers and channel numbers.
Where can viewers find the BBC iPlayer?
BBC coverage will also be available through their online platform, for those who prefer to stream their games.
It’s worth mentioning that viewers will need to go through a few steps to get access to the action of the match.
Fans will need to log into their own BBC iPlayer account (or sign up for one if needed) before they can start watching. A valid email address is required to confirm registration, as well as an acknowledgment of a TV licence.
You can find a link to BBC iPlayer here.