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Euro 2020: Who are the pundits on BBC and ITV for the final?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Harry Kane of England is congratulated after scoring his team's second goal by Jordan Henderson, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Is it coming home? (Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Record-breaking audiences are expected to tune in tonight as England take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final – the men’s team’s first major final in 55 years.

While ITV and BBC One have split Euro duties all tournament, both channels are airing the eagerly anticipated final tonight, so fans have a choice this time.

It will all come down to which punditry you prefer, so here is who will be poring over the final tonight on both side.

Who are the pundits on BBC One?

Gary Lineker will lead the team on the BBC (Picture: BBC)

As expected, Match of the Day host Gary Lineker will be presenting the final on BBC One tonight, alongside Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard.

Gabby Logan, Alex Scott and Jurgen Klinsmann will be pitchside, while BBC reporter Kelly Somers will be on hand with player interviews and team news.

For the match itself, commentary will be provided by Guy Mowbray and Jermaine Jenas.

The BBC coverage begins at 6.20pm with kick-off at 8pm.

Who are the pundits on ITV?

Roy Keane

Roy Keane is on the ITV team (Picture: ITV)

ITV’s coverage will begin at 6.30pm, after an airing of The Italian Job, with Mark Pougatch hosting.

He will be joined by Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Gary Neville.

Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon will commentate the match, while Seema Jaswal, Emma Hayes and Ashley Cole will be having their say pitchside.

Fans will be able to tune in on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub as well, although there have been complaints about the streaming services – particularly ITV Hub – when it comes to delays and crashing.

Who was the commentator at the 1966 World Cup final?

It’s been a long time since England lifted the World Cup in 1966, but many football fans can still remember the commentary of the match against West Germany.

Hugh Johns led the commentary on ITV, while Kenneth Wolstenholme was in charge over on the BBC.

Wolstenholme’s commentary went down in history thanks to his quote in the final moments of the match.

After Geoff Hurst scored his fourth goal, he said: ‘Some people are on the pitch…they think it’s all over….it is now!’

England vs Italy kicks off at 8pm on ITV and BBC One.


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