BBC coverage will have plenty of experience with some big names joining Gary Lineker in Russia.

Who Are The BBC Pundits For The World Cup?

Former England stars Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will all join the BBC coverage team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Phil Neville, Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy, Matthew Upson, Martin Keown and England women’s Alex Scott will also be pundits for the tournament.

Additionally, for an international perspective, Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba will join them, as will former German striker Jurgen Klinsmann.

Cesc Fabregas and Pablo Zabaleta were also brief pundits.

Pablo Zabaleta (right) will join the BBC punditry team (getty Images)

Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage for the tournament.

The BBC will televise 33 games live, including England‘s matches against Panama and Tunisia.

They will be televised on BBC One, BBC Two, or BBC Four as well as online on BBC Sport or the iPlayer. The full list of BBC televised group games is below.

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BBC Group Games Coverage (all kickoff times are for the UK and Ireland)

15 June: Egypt 0 v Uruguay 1

15 June: Portugal 3 v Spain 3

16 June: France 2 v Australia 1

16 June: Peru 0 v Denmark 1

17 June: Germany 0 v Mexico  1

18 June: Belgium 3 v Panama 0

18 June: Tunisia 1 v England 2

19 June: Colombia 1 v Japan 2

19 June: Russia 3 v Egypt 1

20 June: Portugal 1 v Morocco 0

20 June: Uruguay 1 v Saudi Arabia 0

21 June: Argentina 0 v Croatia 3

Teammates at Real Madrid, Ronaldo and Isco will face each other when Portugal play Spain at the beginning of the tournament (Getty Images)

22 June: Nigeria 2 v Iceland 0

22 June: Serbia 1 v Switzerland 2

23 June: Belgium 5 v Tunisia 2

24 June: England 6 v Panama 1

24 June: Japan 2 v Senegal 2

25 June: Spain 2 v Morocco 2

25 June: Iran 1 v Portugal 1

26 June: Iceland 1 v Croatia 2

26 June: Argentina 2 v Nigeria 1

27 June: South Korea 2 v Germany 0

27 June: Mexico 3 v Sweden 0

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