Ferdinand joins BBC for Euro 2016

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand will have plenty to say on Euro 2016 for the BBC this summer

Rio Ferdinand will be part of the BBC’s team at Euro 2016 in France.

The former England captain was on the 2014 World Cup panel and will provide analysis and insight alongside Thierry Henry, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

Ferdinand won 81 caps, plus six Premier League titles with Manchester United.

He said: “I’m really excited to be part of the BBC’s coverage of the Euros. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and bringing my thoughts and analysis into playing at this level.”

BBC Sport will broadcast 26 games during Euro 2016, including the standout fixture of the group stages as England face Wales on Thursday, 16 June.

The BBC’s Head of TV Sport, Philip Bernie, said: “We’re delighted that Rio is returning to the BBC to be part of our team in Paris. His knowledge and experience of the game at international level is going to bring a real insight to our coverage.

“The BBC prides itself on delivering the best names and first-class coverage on football’s biggest stage, and Rio, alongside a stellar cast of presenters and pundits, will play a key part in our extensive coverage from France.”

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