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England To Kick Off EURO Campaign On The BBC

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The BBC and ITV have confirmed their picks for the UEFA European Championships in Germany next summer with England beginning their campaign against Serbia on the BBC on Sunday evening.

The opening match of the tournament between hosts Germany and home nation Scotland in Munich at 20:00 on Friday 14th June will be broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom.

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England’s aforementioned opening match against the Serbs will take place at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen at 20:00 on Sunday 16th June.

England will also play on the BBC against Denmark in their second match in Frankfurt on Thursday 20th June at 17:00 before switching to ITV for their final group game against Slovenia on Tuesday 25th June at 20:00 in Cologne.

Scotland, on the other hand, will switch to the BBC after their opening match with their game against Switzerland on Wednesday 19th June at 20:00 in Cologne. They remain on the BBC for their final game against Hungary in Stuttgart at 20:00 on Sunday 23rd June.

Should Wales make it through the playoffs in March, they will start on the BBC with a 14:00 kick-off on Sunday 16th June against the Netherlands and then switching to ITV to face Austria on Friday 21st June at 17:00 before their final game against France at 17:00 on Tuesday 25th June on the BBC.

Some of the standout matches of the group stage draw have also been decided as to which channel they will be on in the UK. Spain and Croatia face each other at 17:00 on Saturday 15th June on ITV before Spain face Italy on ITV at 20:00 on Thursday 20th June. The BBC take centre stage on Friday 21st June at 20:00 as the Netherlands face France.

Interestingly, there are 36 games in the group stages at UEFA EURO 2024 but there is not an even split between the channels with the BBC taking 20 games and ITV hosting 16 of them in the first round.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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