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Steve McClaren joins 5 Live's Euro 2008 commentary team

  • Every game live on 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra

  • Interactive 606 with Tim Lovejoy live on BBCi via the Red button

  • 5 Live football daily podcast


Former England coach Steve McClaren joins BBC Radio 5 Live's coverage of Euro 2008 from Austria and Switzerland. His first commentary game will be Austria v Croatia on 8 June.


McClaren joins another former England boss Graham Taylor, Chris Waddle, Stan Collymore, Pat Nevin and Jan Molby who offer expert analysis to complement the commentary team of chief football correspondent Mike Ingham, Alan Green, John Murray, Conor McNamara, Ian Dennis, Darren Fletcher, Simon Brotherton and Ian Brown.


Fans can give their view on the tournament to Tim Lovejoy and watch the action on interactive digital TV on the Red button in six special editions of Euro 2008 606. Alan Green also hosts 606 after the tournament's final.


The true essence of Euro 2008 will be captured – with live commentary of every kick of the tournament, the latest news and fan views from Austria and Switzerland – on 5 Live and its sister digital station 5 Live Sports Extra.


The station will also cover all the latest news from the teams' camps as the cream of Europe competes for the The Henri Delaunay Trophy all the way to the final in Vienna on Sunday 29 June.


5 Live Sport will present live from six games with Mark Pougatch in Basle at the first game of the tournament, Switzerland v Czech Republic on Saturday 7 June, and in Innsbruck for Sweden v Spain on Saturday 14 June.


Mark starts the programmes earlier in the day mingling with the fans and soaking up the atmosphere before heading into the stadium for the game.


Mark Saggers will introduce the action for the hotly anticipated World Cup Final "rematch" between France and Italy on 17 June in Zurich; for the semi-finals on 25 June in Basle and 26 June in Vienna; and on 29 June in Vienna again for the final.


Two roving reporters – Jacqui Oatley in Austria and Mike Sewell in Switzerland – will be out and about throughout the tournament, feeding all the key news and atmosphere from daily press conferences and from fans into 5 Live throughout the day.


The station will be fully immersed in everything Euro 2008, from the first kick to the last.


Every night you can get a round-up of all the action direct to your MP3 player, phone or computer by downloading the 5 Live football daily podcast from


Listen to 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra on digital radio, digital television and online at; 5 Live is also on on 909 & 693 AM.










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Category: 5 Live
Date: 23.04.2008
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