Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC’s Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month.

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Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand
Germany’s 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast’s all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.
The BBC will televise 33 live games, including England’s two opening Group G matches against Tunisia and Panama.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, which starts on 14 June.
Five other former England internationals – Phil Neville, Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy, Martin Keown and England women’s Alex Scott – will also be among the BBC pundits in Russia.
Shearer, Lampard and Ferdinand join Lineker in the Red Square studio for England’s first two matches.
Gareth Southgate’s side face Tunisia in their opening Group G game on 18 June, before fixtures against Panama on 24 June and Belgium on 28 June.
Gabby Logan will report from the England camp near St Petersburg, while Scott, England women’s second-most capped player, will appear on match coverage and across digital and social platforms.
The first glimpse of the BBC’s World Cup 2018 marketing campaign will air during half-time of Saturday’s FA Cup final on BBC One.

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