A complete nation will grind to a halt as soon as the 2022 World Cup will get underway. For Wales, sporting occasions like this do not come round typically.
The Euro 2016 semi-finalists will compete in simply their second World Cup in Qatar and their first since 1958 after they certified for the event through the play-offs following a powerful qualifying marketing campaign.
Each Welsh supporter will tune into their group stage fixtures on the event, with S4C set to supply complete protection of the Qatari World Cup for Welsh audio system.
S4C, the Welsh language free-to-air broadcaster, will probably be exhibiting protection of each Wales match in the course of the 2022 World Cup. Intensive previews for every recreation have been promised, with the channel offering participant interviews and bonus documentaries.
Main the S4C staff in Qatar will probably be presenter Dylan Ebenezer, alongside Nic Parry, Gwennan Harries and Owain Tudur Jones. Former Wales striker Gwennan Harries, in the meantime, will be part of lead commentator Parry within the commentary field.
The BBC have been a long-time broadcaster of the World Cup, with their historical past with the event stretching again to 1966. In 2022, the BBC will air 33 stay matches on TV and iPlayer throughout the 28 days of the event – together with two of Wales’ group video games.
Man Mowbray and Steve Wilson are the premier voices within the commentary field, with the likes of Martin Keown, Dion Dublin, Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage and Peter Schmeichel lined up for co-commentary duties.
Gary Lineker will as soon as once more function the BBC’s main host of the event and he’ll be joined within the studio by an array of pundits from throughout the globe. Gilberto Silva, Pablo Zabaleta, Mark Schwarzer and Didier Drogba will be part of the same old crowd within the BBC studio. These acquainted faces are Alex Scott, Jermaine Jenas, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer.
That is the 14th World Cup during which BBC and ITV have shared broadcasting duties of the event. ITV’s historical past with the World Cup additionally stretches again to ’66.
ITV’s commentary staff for the event in Qatar will probably be led by Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, and Jon Champion. Ally McCoist is again for extra co-commentary together with Lee Dixon, Wales legend John Hartson and beginner Andros Townsend.
ITV have secured a number of box-office figures on the punditry desk akin to Roy Keane, Gary Neville, and Ian Wright, with Mark Pougatch, Laura Woods, and Seema Jaswal sharing presenting duties. Graeme Souness, Joe Cole, Nigel de Jong, Hal Robson-Kanu, Nadia Nadim, Eniola Aluko and Karen Carney make up the remainder of ITV’s World Cup pundits.
It was by no means going to be simple, however Wales did it. Rob Web page guided the Dragons to their first World Cup since 1958.
Web page’s boys completed second of their qualifying group behind Belgium which meant they progressed into the playoffs. The group stage draw had already taken place by the point they took on Ukraine for a spot within the event which meant Wales knew that England, Iran, and the USA have been awaiting them in Group B.
A 1-0 victory over Ukraine sealed their destiny, and the Dragons will probably be decided the upset the percentages this winter.