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Thierry Henry signs on for World Cup 2014 with BBC Sport

The French international will be part of BBC Sports presentation team during the Rio World Cup 2014. He will join 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 (14/12/2013).

Presenter Gary Lineker is delighted to have Henry as part of the team: "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."

Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, said: "We are thrilled to have Thierry as part of our team, and he joins our exciting line-up, which has a wealth of international experience. He has witnessed first-hand all the emotions this great competition has to offer, as one of the outstanding players of his generation, and we are sure he will now enjoy offering his greatly informed opinions to our audiences."