There’s a lot to be said for good football punditry. Particularly at a World Cup, when you’re staring down the barrel of hundreds of hours of coverage across 64 matches.
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Over the course of the tournament in Russia, both the BBC and ITV have spiced up their regular teams – the BBC’s front line includes Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand, while ITV have stalwarts Ian Wright and Gary Neville – with various faces from the footballing world, many of whom have provided us with great insight, and entertainment, as we awaited the ref’s whistle.
There was the ever-unsettling Roy Keane telling us that he wished he had ripped Iran manager Carlos Queiroz’s head off; and looking like he wanted to do the same to Slaven Bilic. And who could forget Alan Shearer, an ever-present on BBC’s Match of the Day, singing Three Lions at the beginning of the highlights show on the evening of England’s penalty shootout victory over Colombia.
"It's coming home" .
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 3, 2018
But who has been your favourite pundit at Russia 2018? Cast your vote in our poll below.
England play Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018 at 7pm on Wednesday
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