I’VE thoroughly enjoyed the TV coverage of the FIFA World Cup and although generally I feel the BBC coverage is slicker and more professional, ITV has had its moments.

Watching Russia versus Croatia on ITV I was intrigued that as a co-commentator for John Champion they appeared to be using a Croat speaking commentator.

It wasn’t until half time that the credits showed that, in fact, the aforesaid was the former Scottish footballer Ally McCoist.

Despite this knowledge I was still unable to understand much of what he said in the second half.

V J Connor, Bishop Auckland