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Football World Cup: ARD and ZDF present their TV experts for Qatar

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ARD and ZDF present their TV experts for Qatar

Bastian Schweinsteiger is back in action for the first team.

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The unusual World Cup in Qatar will start in a few weeks. Now the team of experts from ARD and ZDF has also been determined.

ARD and ZDF have nominated their moderators and experts for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. From November 20, 2022, the public television teams will alternately report from the emirate.

Sami Khedira completes the round of Alexander Bommes: They report for ARD

New to the panel of experts in the first is according to “pictureSami Khedira (35). At the side of the ex-soccer player and world champion of 2014 there will be already established forces with national goalkeeper Almuth Schult (31) and ex-national player Thomas Hitzlsperger (40). Alexander Bommes (46) is also a moderator tournament-experienced TV professional. The quartet analyzes the games in the late afternoon and in the evening for ARD in the Mainz studio. Presenter Julia Scharf (41) and expert Thomas Broich (41) are on duty for earlier games.

Esther Sedlaczek (36) reports for ARD directly from the stadiums in Qatar. Expert at her side is Bastian Schweinsteiger (38), another world champion from 2014. Jessy Wellmer (42) was Schweinsteiger’s permanent moderation partner at the 2021 European Championship.

Lea Wagner (28) is taking part in a major football tournament for the first time. The moderator reports from the quarters of the German team. Commentators for the World Cup games include Tom Bartels (57), who will be on the microphone at the final, and Christina Graf (36).

Mertesacker yes, Kramer probably: You work for ZDF

ZDF also relies on established forces. Jochen Breyer (39) and Katrin Müller-Hohenstein (57) alternate as studio moderators. They report – like the ARD team – from the World Cup studio in Mainz. One of the experts at her side is Per Mertesacker (37), another world champion from 2014. Other studio analysts are not yet known. ZDF has not yet confirmed Christoph Kramer’s (31) participation. The still active footballer (and also champion of 2014) had in August announced his commitment to ZDF.

Béla Réthy (65) and Claudia Neumann (58) comment on the games for ZDF, among others. Sven Voss (46) reports from the team quarters.

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