Who are the ITV commentators for Switzerland vs Serbia at World Cup 2022?

(From L) Switzerland's midfielder #15 Djibril Sow, Switzerland's midfielder #25 Fabian Rieder, Switzerland's midfielder #14 Michel Aebischer, Switzerland's midfielder #20 Fabian Frei, Switzerland's forward #17 Ruben Vargas and Switzerland's goalkeeper #01 Yann Sommer look dejected after they lost the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Switzerland at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 28, 2022
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If you're watching the World Cup 2022 game between Japan and Spain and are wondering who the ITV commentators are, we've got you covered.

Seb Hutchinson and Andros Townsend are behind the mic for this Group G encounter.

Seb Hutchinson is a commentator most often heard on Sky Sports Premier League coverage. He was part of ITV’s commentary team for Euro 2020.

Everton winger Andros Townsend has played for Tottenham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace among others. He first appeared as a pundit on ITV during the 2014 World Cup when he was ruled out of the tournament through injury. Now 31, he has played 13 times for England. 

In the studio, Mark Pougatch presents with Joe Cole, Ian Wright and Karen Carney on punditry.  

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.

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.

Beloved former striker Ian Wright was Arsenal's record scorer until his record was surpassed by Thierry Henry in 2005. He also played for the likes of Celtic, West Ham United and Burnley – and famously only turned professional in his early 20s after being a bricklayer prior to getting his chance in football. 

Since retiring as a player, Wright has appeared on ITV, BBC, Sky and BT Sport, most recently being a pundit during the Women's Euro 2022. 

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. 

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Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.