Given his achievements, the signing is a real coup. Toni Kroos won the Champions League five times, and in 2014 he became world champion with the national team. And now he will be working as an expert at MagentaTV during the football World Cup in Qatar. The 32-year-old Real Madrid midfielder will analyze the Germany-Spain game on November 27 with presenter Johannes B. Kerner, the broadcaster announced on Monday. Another mission is being planned.

He will also comment on both semi-final games and the final together with his brother Felix Kroos – not on the main channel of the station, but as part of a reaction show that will run on the third channel and, in addition to the Kroos brothers, mainly with stars social media is occupied.

So far, the Kroos brothers have played the balls rhetorically, especially in their podcast “Einfach mal Luppen”, where they regularly talk about football topics. Now the podcast at the World Cup is also to be implemented as a TV format.

MagentaTV is the only provider in Germany to show all the games of the World Cup, which will take place from November 20th to December 18th. The broadcaster went big for the tournament. “Up to 160 colleagues are on duty at the peak of activity at the start of the World Cup,” boss Arnim Butzen told the “kicker”. In addition to Kroos, Michael Ballack, Tabea Kemme, Fredi Bobic, Javi Martinez, Lars Stindl, Martin Demichelis and Patrick Ittrich will analyze the games, the team of moderators will be led by Johannes B. Kerner, the commentators by Wolff-Christoph Fuss.

With Stindl on MagentaTV, Christoph Kramer on ZDF and Almuth Schult on ARD, there are other active footballers on duty as experts, but Kroos is likely to be the expert who can still provide the next insights from the national team. He ended his career in the DFB-Elf after last year’s European Championship. For comparison: Kramer made his last international match in March 2016, Stindl in March 2018.