Updated: 12/01/2017 03:43 PM | First Published: 12/01/2017 03:05 PM

Maria Komandnaya

Maria Komandnaya will be joining Gary Lineker in the World Cup draw. She doesn’t have a Wikipedia page yet, so read on for a short biography on the gorgeous journalist. 

Maria Komandnaya Wiki: Short biography

Maria Komandnaya was born in Russia. She has been covering football news in her country for more than a decade now. 

The brunette made headlines in the summer of 2016 with the coverage of Confederations Cup for Fox Sports. Maria reported from the sidelines for the tournament’s biggest games, including the Germany vs. Chile final. 

Maria Komandnaya with hands on her hips, there are balloons behind her

She also covered football matches for Match TV and Moscow FM. She will be resuming her sideline duties next year for the World Cup.

Maria Komandnaya hosting World Cup 2018 draw with Gary Linekar

Her World Cup journey begins today (December 1) as she’s set to host the World Cup 2018 draw alongside Match of the Day host Gary Lineker.

“The draw is an extraordinary time. Millions of fans are holding their breath, hoping their dreams will come true. It’s the time when the World Cup officially begins,” said Komandnanya to FIFA.com. 

Gary Lineker (left) and co-host Maria Komandnaya (right)

She says that she’s excited to show football fans her beautiful country. She shared her excitement on Twitter on November 17 with this tweet:


Name Maria Komandnaya
Profession TV Host
Gender Female