Thierry Henry has signed for the BBC’s World Cup coverage in Brazil this coming summer during his break in the MLS season.
The French World Cup winner will be part of the presentation team in Rio, joining Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville and Alan Hansen. Henry will warm up for the role with a studio appearance on Match Of The Day tonight, working alongside Lineker and Shearer.
Thierry is one of the best strikers to have graced the game and really resonates with the British audience after such a successful time at Arsenal. He is full of charisma and brings with him tremendous insight from his career in France, Italy, Spain, England and the USA. – Presenter Gary Lineker
The New York Red Bulls striker, who scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for France has played at four World Cups, winning the competition in France in 1998, followed by a European Championship win two years later.
I am delighted to be joining Gary Lineker and the rest of the BBC team for the tournament in Brazil. I’ve enjoyed playing in World Cups, but to experience it as a fan and studio analyst will be a new, exciting challenge. I’ve been fortunate enough to play with and against many of the players taking part, so will look forward to watching their performances this summer. – Thierry Henry
Match of the Day airs tonight, (December 14th) on BBC One