Who are the ITV commentators for Netherlands v Qatar at World Cup 2022?

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If you're watching the Netherlands v Qatar World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) game and are wondering who the ITV commentators are, we've got you covered.

Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist are in the commentary booth for the game between the Netherlands and Qatar. 

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. 

Ally McCoist is a much-loved pundit and commentator who regularly appears on ITV, TalkSport, Amazon Prime and BT Sport. He scored over 350 goals for Rangers and 19 for Scotland – and is well-loved for his sense of humour, bright outlook and historical one-liners during co-comm stints. 

In the studio, Laura Woods presents with Joe Cole, Nadia Nadim and Nigel de Jong on punditry.  

Laura Woods is a familiar face to ITV Sport and Sky Sports viewers as well as a presenter on TalkSport. An Arsenal fan, Woods left Sky this year and currently works for DAZN, as part of their coverage of boxing and the Woman's Champions League, among others. 

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.

Nadia Nadim is a former Manchester City and PSG player who represented Denmark at Women's Euro 2022 in England. Born in Afghanistan, Nadim became a refugee after her father was killed by the Taliban: she was the first naturalised Dane to represent a Denmark senior national football team and in January 2022, she qualified as a doctor. 

The 2022 World Cup will be Nadim's second tournament as a pundit on British television, following her appearances at Euro 2020 on the channel. The 34-year-old can speak nine languages and currently plays for Kentucky-based Racing Louisville.

Nigel de Jong has over 80 caps with the Netherlands national team and has had spells at the likes of Manchester City, AC Milan, Hamburg and LA Galaxy. He played in the final of the 2010 World Cup and was on the losing side, as Spain won the trophy.

De Jong has appeared on ITV's international football coverage in the past and has leant his punditry skills to Amazon Prime, too. 

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