Replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match, Anand said he was looking forward to the assignment.
Earlier in the fourth round, India lost 1-3 to top-seeded Russia late on Tuesday. India will play Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.
India are currently placed at third with 4.5 points while Russia and Armenia occupy the top two spots. India will play Armenia on Tuesday.
In other opening-round matches in Pool A, Russia trounced Spain 4-0 and Armenia edged out France 2.5-1.5. India plays Spain in the second round.
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level, and one of them can "hopefully" become a world champion in future.
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The Indian maestro Viswanathan Anand won the opening game of the series before the next three ended in stalemate.
Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook. It's the only time in chess a player can move two pieces in one move
The Indian maestro played out a 39-move draw in an English Four Knights variation game with black pieces.
Meanwhile, Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave jumped to the top of the standings after 14 rounds with 19.5 points followed by Nepomniachtchi (18.5 points)
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