Who are the ITV commentators for Japan vs Costa Rica at World Cup 2022?

Who are the ITV commentators for Japan vs Costa Rica at World Cup 2022? Ritsu Doan of Japan celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium on November 23, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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If you're watching the Japan vs Costa Rica World Cup 2022 game and are wondering who the ITV commentators are, we've got you covered.

Clive Tyldesley and John Hatson are in the commentary booth for Japan vs Costa Rica.

Clive Tyldesley is one of the most recognisable voices in football. He commentated for the BBC between 1992 and 1996 before making the move to ITV, where he was the channel's main commentator for England matches until 2020 and Champions League fixtures while the broadcaster had the rights to the competition.

John Hartson played for the likes of Celtic, West Ham and Arsenal in his career, making over 50 appearances for Wales. He joined BT Sport to provide analysis on BT Sport Score in 2016, is a regular on BBC 5 Live and as a Welsh speaker, Hartson appears regularly as a studio guest on S4C's Sgorio.

In the studio, Seema Jaswal presents with Karen Carney, Joe Cole and Hal Robson-Kanu on punditry. 

Seema Jaswal returns to ITV after presenting during the 2018 tournament in Russia. She also hosts the Premier League's worldwide coverage for Premier League Productions which includes flagship shows Kick Off and Fanzone – and is one of the presenters on BT Sport's coverage of the Champions League.

Karen Carney won twelve trophies in her career and played 144 times for her country. She was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2021 and was twice FA International Young Player of the Year, in 2005 and 2006.

As a pundit, Carney has worked on BT Sport, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime and the BBC. She is currently most often seen on Sky's coverage of the WSL. 

Hal Robson-Kanu has 46 appearances for the Welsh national team and scored arguably the most iconic goal in the Dragons' history (opens in new tab), when he performed a Cruyff turn before netting against Belgium in Euro 2016. 

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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