ITV and the BBC have today announced the broadcast schedule for next summer’s tournament Euro 2020 which will be held across 12 countries to celebrate 60 years of the European Championship.
ITV will show the two evening England group stage games, which could see the Three Lions take on Scotland at Wembley if they qualify as Play-off Winner C [19 June 8pm] in a re-match of the memorable Euro 1996 clash, as well as the final group match against the Czech Republic [23 June].
During the group stage, ITV’s coverage will also include Wales v Italy [21 June] as Wales attempt to repeat their performance in 2016 when they qualified for the knockout rounds and reached the Semi-final. ITV will also show standout fixtures between World Cup holders France and
Germany [16 June] as well as Portugal v Germany [20 June] and much-fancied Belgium’s matches against Russia [13 June] and Denmark [18 June]. ITV also has first pick for the semi-final stage.
The BBC will show England’s opening group game, Wales’s group fixtures against Switzerland and Turkey. The BBC has first choice in the Round of 16 and in the Quarter-final stage.
Both BBC and ITV will show the final.
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “ITV will be bringing to viewers comprehensive live coverage of some of the biggest matches in what promises to be a special tournament.
"Euro 2020 looks set to dominate next summer with so many matches being played in Britain and Ireland and the involvement of England, Wales and hopefully more home nations.
"Our team is looking forward to offering viewers all the action and expert insight across TV, online and social media to make the most of what promises to be a memorable tournament.”
Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, said: “This is a strong selection of games for the BBC, that takes in England and Wales’ opening fixtures, and the first two knock-out games that both these home countries would play.
"Away from the home nations, we’re delighted to be able to show viewers key games for some of the giants of European football. The BBC will once again be committed to delivering a 24/7 service to our audiences across TV, radio and online ensuring every key moment is unmissable.”
Euro 2020 TV SCHEDULE - All times are UK kick-offs.
Friday 12th June 20:00 Turkey v Italy (BBC) - Rome
Saturday 13th June 14:00 Wales v Switzerland (BBC) - Baku 17:00 Denmark v Finland (BBC) - Copenhagen 20:00 Belgium v Russia (ITV) - St Petersburg
Sunday 14th June 14:00 England v Croatia (BBC) London 17:00 Austria v Play-Off Winner D or A* (ITV) - Bucharest 20:00 Netherlands v Ukraine (ITV) - Amsterdam
Monday 15th June 14:00 Play-Off Winner C* v Czech Republic (BBC) - Glasgow 17:00 Poland v Play-Off Winner B* (ITV) - Dublin 20:00 Spain v Sweden (BBC) - Bilbao
Tuesday 16th June 17:00 Play-Off Winner A or D* v Portugal (ITV) - Budapest 20:00 France v Germany (ITV) - Munich
Wednesday 17th June 14:00 Finland v Russia (BBC) St Petersburg 17:00 Turkey v Wales (BBC) - Baku 20:00 Italy v Switzerland (ITV) - Rome
Thursday 18th June 14:00 Ukraine v Play-Off Winner D or A* (ITV) - Bucharest 17:00 Denmark v Belgium (ITV) - Copenhagen 20:00 Netherlands v Austria (BBC) - Amsterdam
Friday 19th June 14:00 Sweden v Play-Off Winner B* (BBC) - Dublin 17:00 Croatia v Czech Republic (BBC) - Glasgow 20:00 England v Play-Off Winner C* (ITV) - London
Saturday 20th June 14:00 Play-Off Winner A or D* v France (BBC) - Budapest 17:00 Portugal v Germany (ITV) - Munich 20:00 Spain v Poland (BBC) - Bilbao
Sunday 21st June 17:00 Italy v Wales (ITV) - Rome 17:00 Switzerland v Turkey (ITV) - Baku
Monday 22nd June 17:00 Play-Off Winner D or A* v Netherlands (ITV) - Amsterdam 17:00 Ukraine v Austria (ITV) - Bucharest 20:00 Russia v Denmark (BBC) - Copenhagen 20:00 Finland v Belgium (BBC) - St Petersburg
Tuesday 23rd June 20:00 Czech Republic v England (ITV) - London 20:00 Croatia v Play-Off Winner C* (ITV) - Glasgow
Wednesday 24th June 17:00 Play-Off Winner B* v Spain (ITV) Bilbao 17:00 Sweden v Poland (ITV) - Dublin 20:00 Germany v Play-Off Winner A or D* (BBC) - Munich 20:00 Portugal v France (BBC) - Budapest
Path A: Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria or Hungary
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Slovakia or Republic of Ireland
Path C: Scotland, Israel, Norway or Serbia
Path D: Georgia, Belarus, North Macedonia or Kosovo