Ian Darke joins Fox Sports World Cup 2022 coverage

Posted on Tuesday 26th July 2022 by Johnnie Larkin
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Football commentator Ian Darke will join Fox Sports for their coverage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ian made his FIFA World Cupdebut on American television with ABC and ESPN at the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA before going on to call matches for the networks at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Germanyand 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

He also called 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia matches for the world feed and covered both the 1982 and 1990 FIFA World Cup for BBC Radio and Eurosport.

“Our worldwide search for potential FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 announcers yielded so many talented candidates, but when we saw we had the opportunity to have Ian bring his legendary voice and perspective to FOX Sports, it was a quick call and one we were thrilled to make,” said David Neal, Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup on FOX.

“We’re happy to have Ian joining us in Qatar and look forward to hearing his commentary when the competition kicks off on Monday, November 21.”

Darke joins returning lead play-by-play announcer John Strong and new play-by-play announcer Jacqui Oatley as FOX Sports commentators for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.