Who are the BBC commentators for Belgium v Canada at World Cup 2022?

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If you're watching the World Cup 2022 game between Belgium and Canada and are wondering who the BBC commentators are, we've got you covered.

Steve Wilson is the main commentator for the Belgium and Canada live stream, with Jermaine Jenas joining him on co-commentary.

Steve Wilson has been an integral BBC commentator and significant Match of the Day commentator for the last two decades, joining the network in 1998.

Jermaine Jenas made over 270 Premier League appearances in his career before turning to punditry and presenting as a regular on BT Sport and the BBC. A regular pundit on Match of the Day, he also began co-presenting The One Show for the BBC in 2020.

In the studio, Gary Lineker is on presenting duties with Rio Ferdinand, Alex Scott and Vincent Kompany providing expert insight. 

The big man is back in the anchor seat for a sixth time. Gary Lineker is now a legend of broadcasting as well as football, with 48 goals for England putting him fourth on the all-time list, behind Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane. He's England's top scorer in World Cup football with 10 goals, with small part of him no doubt hoping that Harry Kane (on six) doesn't quite break that record this time around.

Linksy is the main presenter and will be present for all England games, plus the final (which may not be mutually exclusive). 

Widely regarded as one of the greatest English defenders of all time, Rio Ferdinand played 81 times for England and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He also won six Premier League titles with Manchester United and captained the Red Devils to the 2008 Champions League. He is most commonly seen on BT Sport as a pundit these days but appears on the BBC during international tournaments. 

Alex Scott appeared 140 times for England, represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics and won five titles in English football with Arsenal. When she covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup, she became the first female football pundit at a World Cup for the BBC and has since presented Football Focus, coverage of women's football on the BBC and the 2020 Olympic Games alongside Clare Balding.

Vincent Kompany is the Burnley manager and four-time Premier League-winning captain of Manchester City. Kompany earned 89 caps for Belgium in a fifteen-year international career and led the Red Devils to third at the 2018 World Cup as captain. 

The broadcasting of the World Cup fixtures are being split between BBC and ITV in the UK, with Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Graeme Souness among the ITV pundits.

Former Manchester City full-back Pablo Zabaleta represented Argentina at the 2011 and 2015 Copa America, and was part of the team which finished second at the 2014 World Cup. He made 58 appearances for his country before retiring in 2020 and now appears on the BBC during World Cup tournaments.

Micah Richards played for Manchester City for 10 years between 2005 and 2015, going on loan for the last of those seasons to Fiorentina in Serie A, before moving to Aston Villa. The former defender won two titles, was capped 15 times for England and played for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games. Richards is a pundit across Sky Sports, BBC Sport and US network CBS Sports, appearing across radio and television including Match of the Day.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest English defenders of all time, Rio Ferdinand played 81 times for England and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He also won six Premier League titles with Manchester United and captained the Red Devils to the 2008 Champions League. He is most commonly seen on BT Sport as a pundit these days but appears on the BBC during international tournaments.

The broadcasting of the World Cup fixtures are being split between BBC and ITV in the UK, with Ian Wright, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness among the ITV pundits.

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