BBC 5 Live Heads to World Cup 2018

BBC 5 Live Heads to World Cup 2018

BBC 5 live Sport will take you to the heart of Russia during the World Cup in a record number of ways.

From the best commentary on its DAB and MW frequencies, there will also be a special World Cup Daily podcast, exclusive content accessible on smart speakers, and of course there’ll be the best commentary clips, analysis and debate on its In Short and social media platforms.

Mark Chapman and Kelly Cates are leading BBC Radio 5 live’s coverage from Moscow, while Robbie Savage presents a daily World Cup Breakfast Show from 8.30am with a special guest each weekday of the tournament.

The BBC’s Football Correspondent, John Murray will be joined by former England International Chris Waddle, for commentary on all England matches, and Caroline Barker will provide exclusive content from inside the England team camp. Ian Dennis will accompany John for commentary duties on the World Cup final, and he’ll be with Pat Nevin for his matches until the final stage. Dion Dublin joins Conor McNamara; Chris Sutton will be working with Alistair Bruce-Ball; and Vicki Sparks will commentate with Terry Butcher.

And of course, football wouldn’t be complete on 5 Live without the 606 phone-in, giving fans the chance to share their thoughts on England’s performance on the World Stage.

5 Live’s coverage will begin on Wednesday 13 June (preview show) and will be on air daily until the final on July 15.

Away from the Sports coverage, Rachel Burden will be the voice of the World Cup for 5 live Breakfast. Starting off in Moscow, she’ll follow England’s progress through the group stages, presenting the programme from a variety of locations in Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad. Rachel will also be pitchside during the games for 5 live Sport. For Radio 1 Newsbeat, Ben Mundy will be following England through the group stages. Providing cross-platform material for bulletins and programmes on BBC Radio1 and 1Xtra, as well as creating content for their social and online channels.

Listeners can stay up to date with all the latest news and reports from Russia via BBC Radio 5 live’s news and sport bulletins – available anytime, anywhere, via the BBC Sport app with the option to listen again on the 5 live website.

Fans can listen to all of 5 live’s coverage of the World Cup at or via the BBC iPlayer Radio app.