Who are the BBC commentators for France v Australia at World Cup 2022?

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

Jonathan Pearce is the is the main commentator for the France v Australia live stream (opens in new tab) with Danny Murphy joining him on co-commentary. 

Jonathan Pearce has been commentating on the BBC since the 1990s and is also known as the voice of cult show Robot Wars on the BBC. Pearce is also a prominent voice in women's football and has frequently commentated on women's tournaments in his time on the Beeb.

Danny Murphy is a regular analyst on the BBC programme Match of the Day and occasional guest on TalkSport. During his playing career, he played for Liverpool, Blackburn and Fulham among others, earning nine caps for England. 

In the studio, Gary Lineker is on presenting duties with Alan Shearer, Didier Drogba and Vincent Kompany providing expert insight. 

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). 

With 260 goals, Alan Shearer has scored more Premier League goals than anyone else. The former striker scooped the Golden Boot at Euro 96 on home turf and netted 30 goals in just 63 appearances for England before turning to punditry from the 2006 World Cup onwards. Shearer exclusively works on the BBC.

Didier Drogba is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team, having earned 105 caps. He also led Chelsea to the 2012 Champions League among other trophies. He has appeared sporadically as a pundit for the BBC since retiring, guesting at the 2018 World Cup.

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 and Graeme Souness among the ITV pundits.

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