BBC and ITV announce UEFA EURO 2016 match split
We are delighted to have the most talked about match of the draw in England v Wales, in such a special year for the home nations, as well as the opening matches for Wales and Northern Ireland on their return to major tournament football.Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport
The broadcasters will share the 11 group matches contested by England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The BBC will broadcast the highly anticipated home nations clash between England and Wales on 16 June and ITV will show England’s first and final group games against Russia and Slovakia.
Wales’ first match at a major tournament since 1958 – against Slovakia – will be on the BBC, along with Northern Ireland’s opening match against Poland and crucial final group game against world champions Germany. The BBC will also be showing Germany’s opening game against Ukraine, the Republic of Ireland's first match against Sweden as well as the opening games for Italy and Portugal.
The opening match of the tournament between hosts France and Romania on 10 June will be on ITV, as well as Northern Ireland v Ukraine, Russia v Wales and the Republic of Ireland’s games against Belgium and Italy.
ITV will have first pick of the round of 16 while the BBC will have the first two picks of the quarter- finals ITV have first pick of the semi-finals. Both BBC and ITV will show the final.
The full split of the group stage matches is outlined in the table below.
Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, says: “We are delighted to have the most talked about match of the draw in England v Wales, in such a special year for the home nations, as well as the opening matches for Wales and Northern Ireland on their return to major tournament football. We have a great selection of games that also include two matches featuring the world champions Germany and the opening games for some of the tournaments best players, including Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo.
"The BBC also features the Republic of Ireland’s first game with Sweden and our options for subsequent rounds will ensure coverage of the home nations if they progress. Euro 2016 promises to be a standout event in a busy sporting summer on the BBC and we will bring audiences closer to the action than ever before with our most extensive coverage. We expect record numbers to enjoy our comprehensive range of content and catch-up services across TV, radio, online, digital, social media and BBC iPlayer."
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, says: “Euro 16 promises to be a very special tournament, expanded to 24 teams for the first time, taking place so close to home and with the involvement of three home nations plus the Republic of Ireland. This is unprecedented and we look forward to bringing home to viewers the action and excitement on the ground in France. The tournament begins on ITV for UK viewers next year and we’re looking forward to showing live two of England’s three group matches as well as key matches involving Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Our group stage coverage also includes all of holders Spain’s matches and a standout tie between world champions Germany and fierce rivals Poland. Viewers will be able to watch all our matches live online on itv.com which will also host a dedicated Euro 16 site offering comprehensive coverage in the build up to and throughout the most hotly anticipated European Championship for many years.”
Euro 2016 – Group stage game split
Friday 10 June
20.00 (ITV) France v Romania
Saturday 11 June
14.00 (BBC) Albania v Switzerland
17.00 (BBC ) Wales v Slovakia
20.00 (ITV) England v Russia
Sunday 12 June
14.00 (ITV) Turkey v Croatia
17.00 (BBC) Poland v Northern Ireland
20.00 (BBC) Germany v Ukraine
Monday 13 June
14.00 (ITV) Spain v Czech Republic
17.00 (BBC) Republic of Ireland v Sweden
20.00 (BBC) Belgium v Italy
Tuesday 14 June
17.00 (ITV) Austria v Hungary
20.00 (BBC) Portugal v Iceland
Wednesday 15 June
14.00 (BBC) Russia v Slovakia
17.00 (ITV) Romania v Switzerland
20.00 (ITV) France v Albania
Thursday 16 June
14.00 (BBC) England v Wales
17.00 (ITV) Ukraine v Northern Ireland
20.00 (ITV) Germany v Poland
Friday 17 June
14.00 (ITV) Italy v Sweden
17.00 (BBC) Czech Republic v Croatia
20.00 (ITV) Spain v Turkey
Saturday 18 June
14.00 (ITV) Belgium v Republic of Ireland
17.00 (BBC) Iceland v Hungary
20.00 (BBC) Portugal v Austria
Sunday 19 June
20.00 (BBC) Romania v Albania
20.00 (BBC) Switzerland v France
Monday 20 June
20.00 (ITV) Russia v Wales
20.00 (ITV) Slovakia v England
Tuesday 21 June
17.00 (BBC) Northern Ireland v Germany
17.00 (BBC) Ukraine v Poland
20.00 (ITV) Croatia v Spain
20.00 (ITV) Czech Republic v Turkey
Wednesday 22 June
17.00 (BBC) Hungary v Portugal
17.00 (BBC) Iceland v Austria
20.00 (ITV) Italy v Republic of Ireland
20.00 (ITV) Sweden v Belgium
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