World Cup 2018: Jermaine Jenas will be part of the BBC team in Russia

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. Jermaine will be joined by other pundits Frank Lampard, Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Neville, Danny Murphy, Martin Keown and England women’s Alex Scott.

Match of the Day favourites Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson can be heard on TV co-commentary duties alongside the experienced Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Simon Brotherton and Vicki Sparks, who becomes the first woman to commentate on a World Cup game for British TV.

Dan Walker will be reporting and presenting from Russia, as well as hosting a series of special editions of Football Focus on BBC World. Jason Mohammad will also be at the tournament with a brief that will take him around the country.

The BBC will broadcast the first matches to involve star names Mohamed Salah, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta and Paul Pogba across the opening days of the tournament.

All BBC games are broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Four, as well as the BBC Sport website and app and iPlayer.