Who are the BBC commentators for Qatar v Senegal at World Cup 2022?

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

Jonathan Pearce and Dion Dublin are on duty for this one. 

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.

Dion Dublin is a beloved pundit and co-commentator who played for the likes of Aston Villa and Coventry City in an esteemed Premier League career. Dublin is a regular on Match of the Day, a presenter of property show Homes Under The Hammer and the inventor of the musical instrument, the Dube. 

In the studio, Gary Lineker presents, and is joined in the studio by pundits Rio Ferdinand, Didier Drogba and Alex Scott. 

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. 

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.

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.

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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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.