IAN WRIGHT will be part of the ITV team joining presenters Mark Pougatch and Jacqui Oatley at the World Cup this summer.
The former Premier League winner has been a pundit across many platforms since his retirement 18 years ago.
Getty – Contributor Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright will be going to Russia for ITV
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Who is Ian Wright?
WRIGHT is a 54-year-old ex professional footballer who played for England and Arsenal.
The striker started his career at Greenwich Borough before joining Crystal Palace in 1985 where he made 225 appearances.
He signed for Arsenal in 1991 for a club record fee at the time and scored on his debut for the Gunners.
After making over 220 appearances for Arsenal, Wright spent time with West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Celtic and Burnley before retiring in 2000.
Wright was handed his England debut in 1991 by Graham Taylor and over his international career scored nine goals in 33 appearances.
Shortly after his retirement, he was awarded an MBE for services to football.