Who are the ITV commentators for Argentina vs Mexico at World Cup 2022?

Lionel Messi, Argentina
Lionel Messi, Argentina (Image credit: Getty Images)

If you're watching the World Cup 2022 game between Argentina and Mexico and are wondering who the ITV commentators are, we've got you covered.

Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon are in the commentary booth for the Argentina vs Mexico live stream.

Sam Matterface is the lead commentator of ITV and became the main commentator for England games back in 2020. He has previously worked on TalkSport and was a presenter of Sky Sports News for three years.

Former England international Lee Dixon won four English titles with Arsenal and played 22 times for his country. He has appeared both on ITV and BBC as a commentator and pundit, while most recently appearing on Channel 4's Nations League coverage. 

In the studio, Mark Pougatch is presenting, and he's joined by pundits Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Joe Cole.

Former BBC 5 Live fixture Pougatch moved to ITV in 2015 and will be the lead anchor for his third World Cup when he fronts the channel's coverage in Qatar. Pougatch has fronted ITV's coverage of the Six Nations Rugby Championship along with BT's BT Sport Score show, too.

Gary Neville is a former Manchester United captain who won two Champions League trophies and eight Premier League titles in over 600 appearances. A one-club man for his club, he racked up 85 England caps before becoming an assistant coach in the national set-up. He later managed Valencia.

Neville has been one of the leading analysts on Sky Sports since 2011. He first took on punditry on ITV for the 2002 World Cup, in which he was injured, and has appeared at tournaments for the channel since. He is known for his football intelligence and left-wing views, opposing the likes of the Super League and irresponsible ownership in football.

Roy Keane was captain of Manchester United and won seven Premier League titles in just 12 seasons at Old Trafford. The only World Cup that Keane went to was USA 1994: the Irishman infamously left the camp ahead of the 2002 tournament after an argument with manager Mick McCarthy. 

Keane is a regular on Sky Sports and known for his dry humour, grumpy demeanour and passionate analysis. He has sporadically appeared on ITV tournament and Champions League coverage over the years, despite once claiming, "Any time I watch a game on television I have to turn the commentators off."

A member of England's Golden Generation, Joe Cole was one of the most talented midfielders that the Three Lions had to offer in the 2000s. He went to three World Cups and played for the likes of West Ham United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Lille in his career. 

Cole is a regular on BT Sport and has his own podcast on BT Sport Pods, The Joe Cole Cast.

The broadcasting of the World Cup fixtures are being split between BBC and ITV in the UK, with Alan Shearer, Micah Richard and Alex Scott among the BBC pundits.

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Conor Pope
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