UEFA Men’s Euro 2020

Coverage across the BBC

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Published: 1:00 pm, 20 May 2021
Updated: 2:58 pm, 21 May 2021
After patiently waiting, the first of this summer's major sporting events is now on the horizon and the BBC is ready to deliver another memorable football tournament, making sure audiences are entertained from start to finish.
— Barbara Slater

Introduction

  • Never miss a moment of Euro 2020 as the BBC is the only destination for 24/7 coverage across TV radio and online
  • Fans of England, Scotland and Wales can enjoy their opening games live and exclusive on the BBC
  • Unrivalled line-up of home nations experts featuring Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Micah Richards, Alex Scott, Jermaine Jenas, Mark Hughes, Ashley Williams, Robbie Savage, James McFadden and Shelley Kerr
  • Three European Championship winners join the team in Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Jurgen Klinsmann.
  • Opening game of the tournament between Turkey and Italy live on the BBC
  • Coverage of all 51 games available on Radio 5 Live
  • Three essential Euro 2020 podcasts on BBC Sounds

The wait for Euro 2020 is almost over and the BBC will be the only destination this summer for 24/7 access to all of the action, analysis, insight and entertainment across TV, radio and online.

Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Mark Chapman will lead coverage across TV and Radio and will be joined by a host of former England, Scotland and Wales stars, including Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Alex Scott, Micah Richards, Ashley Williams, Mark Hughes, Shelley Kerr and James McFadden

Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Jurgen Klinsmann, winners of the European Championships spanning from 1996 to 2012, join the team. These decorated players will bring their international experience and insight to audiences , as all know what it takes to win the tournament and lift the trophy.

A massive opening weekend on BBC One and BBC iPlayer starts with the first game of the championship between Turkey and Italy on Friday, June 11, followed by Wales v Switzerland on the Saturday, England v Croatia on Sunday and ending with Scotland v Czech Republic and Spain v Sweden on the Monday, giving audiences the first opportunity to see all home nations sides in action.

Steve Crossman and Emma Saunders will join Mark Chapman in fronting 5 Live’s coverage of every game from the Euros. On board for co-commentary duties are former England internationals Karen Carney and Chris Waddle. Pat Nevin and  Charlie Adam will focus on Scotland, while Nathan Blake and James Collins will be at the heart of the Wales coverage.

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Daily Euros podcast will be your essential Euros listening every day on BBC Sounds with all the analysis, best interviews and behind the scenes insight. Starting on June 1, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards will also kick off a Euros-themed Match of the Day: Top 10, whilst Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark return to BBC Sounds with That Peter Crouch Euros Podcast.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, says: "The past year has been very challenging for everyone, having to change the way we work and go about our daily lives. After patiently waiting, the first of this summer's major sporting events is now on the horizon and the BBC is ready to deliver another memorable football tournament, making sure audiences are entertained from start to finish.

"Three of our home nations are all in action on the BBC during the opening weekend, along with an array of the finest European talent on display throughout the Championship. All coverage will be brought to viewers and listeners by an unrivalled line up of the best presenters and experts who can offer that unique insight, analysis and entertainment."

Starting with the Euro 2020 preview show on Wednesday 9 June, right through until the final on Sunday 11 July, all of the action will be on the BBC with 25 live games across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. Highlights of non-live games and selected replayed matches will be available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer throughout the tournament, alongside BBC Radio 5 Live's coverage of all 51 games from the competition.

BBC Radio 5 Live's Daily Euros podcast will be your essential Euros listening every day on BBC Sounds with all the analysis, best interviews and behind the scenes insight. Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark also return to BBC Sounds with That Peter Crouch Euros Podcast.

Also, ahead of the Championship, a special film on one of the guaranteed stars of the Euros will be dropping on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 29 May - Cristiano Ronaldo: Impossible To Ignore documents a footballing hero who has overcome adversity to triumph on biggest stage.

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Television

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic across Europe, broadcasting will come from BBC Sport's award-winning studio facility at Media City, Salford and UK-based stadiums with Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Mark Chapman all leading on the BBC's Euros presentations.

Representing the competing home nations in the studio are former England internationals Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Alex Scott and Micah Richards. Ashely Williams, who captained Wales to the semi-finals in 2016, joins former Wales player and manager Mark Hughes. James McFadden, Shelley Kerr and Charlie Adam will represent Scotland across our coverage.

Joining the team in the studio are three European Championship winners, former France striker Thierry Henry, Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas and prolific German goal-scorer, Jurgen Klinsmann.

Reporting on the England camp throughout the tournament is Kelly Somers. Eilidh Barbour will be with the Scotland team and Carl Roberts with Wales.

On TV commentary duties there's Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Robyn Cowen, Steve Bower, Jonathan Pearce, Vicki Sparks, Rob McLean and Mark Scott. Joining them on co-comms are Dion Dublin and Karen Carney and covering the England games are former internationals Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown and Danny Murphy. Robbie Savage will offer insight on Wales and Scotland are covered by James McFadden.

A Euro 2020 preview show on Wednesday 9 June will kick off a month-long schedule of European football action, closely followed by the opening game of the tournament between Turkey and Italy in Rome on Friday 11 June from 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer - the first of 25 games live on the BBC.

The BBC will also have first and second pick of the games at the Round of 16 and Quarter-Final stages meaning if home nations progress, the BBC will be the only place to watch them.

Highlights programmes and selected match replays will be available most evenings on BBC One and BBC iPlayer for those that missed the action or want to relive it all over again.

All BBC games will be broadcast on BBC One or BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. The opening weekend offers audiences a first look at all home nations and some of Europe's best players:

  • Friday 11 June from 8pm, Turkey v Italy
  • Saturday 12 June from 1.15pm, Wales v Switzerland
  • Sunday 13 June from 1pm, England v Croatia
  • Monday 14 June from 1.15pm, Scotland v Czech Republic
  • Monday 14 June 14 from 7.30pm, Spain v Sweden

Fans can experience the Euros in superb Ultra HD quality live on BBC iPlayer, as part of a trial from the BBC. Viewers with compatible TVs and a high-speed internet connection will be able to watch 22 of the BBC's games in Ultra-High Definition and High Dynamic Range, including the first games in the competition for Wales, England and Scotland.

As well as the live action, there'll be plenty of additional programming to bring the tales off the pitch. Former England striker and podcasting legend Peter Crouch will be back stronger this summer alongside Maya Jama and Alex Horne and The Horne Section as Crouchy's Year Late Euros: Live is confirmed for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Over ten episodes, starting on Friday 11 June, Peter, Maya and Alex will present their unique take on all the action and will be following England, Scotland and Wales throughout the tournament. The series will feature match reviews and predictions plus a whole host of entertainment features with big name celebrity guests, must-see moments and live music courtesy of house band Alex Horne and The Horne Section. All this plus Crouchy will be catching up with all the biggest footballing stars from the UK's home nations.

Starting on June 1, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards return for a Euros-themed Match of the Day: Top 10. Ten episodes of the popular series will be recorded for BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer, covering topics such as the top 10 Euros goals, teams, players and moments.

Dropping on BBC iPlayer on Saturday 29 May, Cristiano Ronaldo: Impossible To Ignore explores how one of the game's greatest ever players has overcome adversity to reach unparalleled heights. How has the boy from Madeira managed to change the face of football, the way the game is played and the business of how fans connect with footballers? Has he redefined what it means to be an icon in the 21st Century? And at 36, will he now rest on this legacy?

BBC Three will follow UK musicians Krept and Konan as they create a new England football anthem for the Euros, with the help of England players and manager Gareth Southgate in new exclusive documentary Krept and Konan: We Are England.  In making a new England football anthem, Krept and Konan will be setting out to explore what Englishness actually means in 2021. It's never been a simple question for those of non-white British heritage, but it's a question they need to tackle if they are going to create an authentic track to celebrate the national football team. Follow Krept and Konan as they get to know the England Squad, meeting players including Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings and West Ham's Declan Rice.

BBC Sport News will be covering the progress of the three home nations in their news coverage with dedicated teams reporting across all platforms throughout the tournament, from BBC Breakfast to BBC News at Ten, and to their flagship sports news programme Sportsday on the BBC News channel. As well as serving audiences around the UK, they will also be telling the story of the tournament to football fans across the globe via the World Service and BBC World News. Away from the pitch, teams will report on how fans - both those hoping to get to matches at Wembley and Hampden Park and those watching on TV closer to home around the UK - embrace the biggest sporting event of the summer on home shores.


Radio

Mark Chapman, Steve Crossman and Emma Saunders will lead coverage of all 51 matches on 5 Live and BBC Sounds. Karen Carney joins Chris Waddle with correspondent John Murray on England duty. Pat Nevin and Charlie Adam will focus on Scotland, while Nathan Blake and James Collins are at the heart of the Wales coverage. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton reunite following their successful road trip around Russia during the World Cup, while Ian Dennis, Vicki Sparks, Conor McNamara and Mark Scott will be working with Dion Dublin, Rob Green and Clinton Morrison.

Euros Daily, the tournament's biggest and best daily podcast, will kick things off before the action begins from June 1, going inside the England, Wales and Scotland camps, plus there will be special All About... editions featuring superstar names such as Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as legends of the game like Marco van Basten. Leicester City's Premier League and FA Cup winner Christian Fuchs provides his guide to the rest of Europe and will be a regular throughout the tournament, alongside Micah Richards.

Fans will once again be encouraged to have their say throughout the tournament with Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton leading the UK's biggest football phone-in, 606.

Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark return to BBC Sounds with a special That Peter Crouch Euros Pod, starting on June 15 with two episodes a week throughout the tournament, only on BBC Sounds. Join the lads as they follow the Euros with fellow supporters throughout the tournament. Expect the usual nonsense, guests and insight from across the continent!

Elsewhere, Elis James and John Robins will be on hand every Sunday morning from 10am-midday to offer a light-hearted take on the week's excitement, whilst never getting too bogged down in any deep-dive analysis.

In addition to coverage of all matches on 5 Live, audiences will be able to listen to live games from Radio Wales and Radio Scotland, as well as titles such as Off The Ball and a Euros special of Only An Excuse, on BBC Sounds. There will also be Euros themed music available on BBC Sounds through the music tab, including a Sounds Of The 90s Summer of '96 mixtape. Listeners will be able to take the Euros with them wherever they go, using the BBC Sounds app.


Digital

BBC Sport's digital services will provide audiences with dynamic and exciting coverage of Euro 2020 with the best live coverage, every goal, analysis and breaking news.

Fans can follow the drama of all 51 games and get involved all day, every day across any device from anywhere in the world and express their emotions on the thrills and spills of the tournament on social media.

Our industry-leading Euro 2020 coverage will be available online at bbc.co.uk/football and bbc.co.uk/euro2020 through the BBC Sport App for mobile and tablet and via the Red Button and connected TVs.

Euros Rewind

BBC Sport will get audiences into the Euro 2020 mood by revisiting classic moments from two previous tournaments. On 7 June we'll take fans back to games from the amazing Euro '96 in England and on 8 June we'll look at the more recent Euro 2016 in France.

Countdown to Euro 2020

Who's your favourite Euro player of the 21st century? From a shortlist of 64 players, on 9 June a series of head-to-head votes will take place throughout the day until we discover a winner. Each player must have played at a major tournament and made at least 100 appearances in the 21st century. The live votes will take place between 9am-5pm, starting with a group stage vote.

On 10 June it's Euro 2020 #mypredictions day. Will Portugal retain their European crown? Can England go one further than the last World Cup and reach their first major tournament final since 1966? Will Germany bounce back from recent disappointments and what about world number one-ranked Belgium? BBC Sport will be asking our pundits and seeking your views as to who is going to come out as kings of Europe on 11 July.

Team selector and Player Rater

Fancy yourself as a national team boss? Have a go at picking those all-important starting line-ups. Fans can also compare and share their team selections via social media.

Fans will also have the opportunity to rate every player out of 10 for every Euro 2020 match through an interactive second-screen experience on the BBC Sport app and website. Submit and share your ratings with friends and see what the rest of the world thinks. BBC Sport will also use ratings to pick a Team of the Tournament.

Expert analysis and in-depth features

There will be an array of high-quality content to read and watch before and during Euro 2020. As well as match previews, reports, reaction and breaking news, other editorial highlights include:

  • Predictions League
    Radio 5 Live sport's panel of experts are getting super competitive. How will their commentators and pundits fare in their Euro 2020 predictions league against Mark Lawrenson
  • Harry Kane's evolution
    England's captain is at the fulcrum of Gareth Southgate's team. After winning the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, we look at how Kane has developed into one of the world's most lethal strikers - and ask if he can help England win Euro 2020?
  • Yes Sir, I Can Boogie...
    What's in a song? A look back on the musical phenomenon that swept Scotland to the Euros.
  • Aaron Ramsey the enigma
    Why has one of the stars of Euro 2016 barely figured for Wales since?
  • Italian blues banished
    How Roberto Mancini helped Italy fall back into love with their national team.
  • Germany in crisis?
    With coach Joachim Low's 15-year reign as Germany coach coming to an end this summer, we ask whether Die Mannschaft are in a perilous position going into Euro 2020.

Social Media

Twitter will be the home for in-play updates and breaking news. You won't miss a thing there. BBC Sport's YouTube channel will feature highlights of every Euros game, while Facebook will deliver a mix of news stories, imagery and video - including match action - to our followers. We'll showcase all the must-see moments in a dedicated Snapchat Show and across our Instagram Stories.

And on TikTok we'll bring the lighter side of the Euros to life, with unmissable match action sitting alongside the larger-than-life personalities of our presenters and pundits.


Wales

Join BBC Wales to celebrate the excitement of the nation as Wales line up at Euro 2020 - their first consecutive Euro finals tournament.

On TV, radio and on digital platforms - in English and in Welsh - BBC Wales will bring audiences all the action, expertise and analysis as Wales competes in the Championship.

TV

Network TV coverage of the Wales games will be presented by Gabby Logan. Gabby is joined by Steve Wilson and Robbie Savage on the commentary team with studio guests including Ashley Williams and Mark Hughes. BBC Wales will also produce live broadcasts of all of Wales' matches for S4C - presented by Catrin Heledd, Dylan Ebenezer, Nic Parri and Gwennan Harries.

The build up to the competition on BBC Wales will feature stand-up comedian, radio presenter and huge Wales football fan, Elis James, as he presents Football Nation, a television series covering the highs and lows of Welsh football from the 1800s to today. Elis will revisit memories such as the story of Britain's first soccer super star, Welshman Billy Meredith, Wales' first and only World Cup appearance in the 50s and the story of the last Euros in 2016.

Gabby Logan and celebrity guests take an entertaining look at Euro 2020 in a one off special programme ahead of Wales' three Group Stage Matches.

And for the very first time, the BBC Wales football podcast Elis James' Feast of Football makes its way to television. The multiplatform series will see Elis and guests previewing the tournament and reviewing all the action following each game.

BBC Radio Wales

On game day, live coverage will be delivered by Ian Hunt, Rob Phillips and Nathan Blake with guests Tash Harding and Kevin Ratcliffe.

Get ready for the games with Ashley Williams' Euros Breakfast - the 2016 Wales captain takes your calls every week. And fresh from winning his 100th cap, Wales player Chris Gunter will be choosing the tunes building up to the games in Chris Gunter's Playlist

The Red Wall of Cymru will offer exclusive behind the scenes access following the Alarm's Mike Peters producing the official FAW (Football Association of Wales) song for the tournament. The song will be played for the first time on BBC Radio Wales.

BBC Radio Cymru

BBC Radio Cymru's team at the live matches will be Owain Llyr, Dylan Griffiths, Iwan Roberts and guest Tash Harding.

As part of the station's build-up to the tournament, a special Radio Cymru anthem has been recorded by vocalist Yws Gwynedd. The track follows in the footsteps of the iconic Rhedeg i Paris recorded in advance of Euro 2016 by Welsh super-group Candelas. And Ifan Evans' programme will host a user-generated online campaign, inviting listeners to submit photos of themselves wearing red to create a mosaic of a red dragon to form the cover of the new track by Yws Gwynedd.

Presenters, Shelley and Rhydian will be providing match build-up ahead of the first game. Ifan Evans will be looking ahead to the second game and Trystan and Emma for the last of the group matches. Carl Roberts will be joining the programmes live from various locations.

Comedian and presenter Tudur Owen presents a very special programme looking back at Wales' journey to Euro 2016 and onwards to this year's competition. Scripted by Manon Steffan Ros, the music is courtesy of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, along with archive commentary and fans' memories.

Wales International goalkeeper and artist Owain Fon Williams will be a guest on Beti a'i Phobol with Beti George looking back on his life and his achievements to date.

Both BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales have joined forces with the Football Association of Wales and Literature Wales for their Welsh Literature Poetry competition. Judges Gruffudd Owen and Kizzy Crawford will be interviewed, as well as the eventual winner, with the winning poem broadcast on both stations.

And Radio Cymru 2 will be the go-to station for fans looking to get in the mood before the games with great tracks and chat.

BBC Sport Wales online

The BBC Sport Wales website will provide live updates and stories from the Wales camp. There will be a live pages of each Wales game as well as a live text page during all of Wales' daily press conferences, along with daily video content from the team in Baku and Rome.

Cymru Fyw

All the latest news, on and off the field, will also be available on the BBC Cymru Fyw website and app. And Podlediad Cymru Fyw will also reflect stories from the tournament.


Scotland

It's been more than two decades since Scotland's men last qualified for a major international football tournament so BBC Scotland will be joining the Tartan Army by making the most of next month's European Championships.

There'll be a wide range of content across TV, radio and online, including specially commissioned comedy, entertainment and factual documentaries to support our usual comprehensive sports coverage as the boys in blue attempt to make it past the group stages.

TV

Mr Brown's Boys

BBC One Scotland

As the long Tartan Army vigil finally ends and an expectant nation gears up for the Euros, Mr Brown's Boys takes us on an affectionate, sentimental and fun journey back in time to France '98. It offers a chance to reappraise the football career and reputation of the now 80-year-old Craig Brown, using archive footage and told through the memories of the players he managed, including Colin Hendry, John Collins, Paul Lambert and Jim Leighton as well as Tartan Army members who followed them across the globe and the man himself. As Scotland's longest serving manager, Brown took the national team to its last Euros and its last World Cup finals and was on the backroom staff at half of the ten Euros and World Cup finals that Scotland contested. His tenure as boss and approach to games was sometimes criticised for being cautious. But has the 23 year wait since Scotland's football team got the chance to perform on the big stage encouraged us all to think again?

Produced by Tern TV for BBC Scotland

Away with the Tartan Army: Scotland's Best Matches

BBC Scotland

This loud, brash, celebratory show charts Scotland's top ten international matches but the means of selection is much broader than simple on-pitch performances and score-lines. Being in the Tartan Army is as much about the journey to the game, being part of the throng, experiencing foreign culture - as it is about the football. The matches can be terrible, the result awful - but the journey amazing and filled with anecdotes that live long in the memory... and that's what being in the Tartan Army is all about.

Produced by Multiplatform Productions for BBC Scotland

Scot Squad Euro Special

BBC Scotland

Whether it's football celebration or rule violation, The Scot Squad answer the call for Scotland. The nation's other favourite team in blue get their game face on. Protecting and serving the people and, where essential, joining-in the party. The cops are a visible presence on the ground, assisting fans, banging-up bams and exposing scams. Plus, the Chief himself supplies wise words and key strategies on how to effectively police a big event and even inspire the team to glory on the park.

Produced by the Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

Scotland's Football Jukebox

BBC Scotland

An essential playlist fired up with fantastic football anthems and pop hits. Celebrating Scotland's chequered history of football song. Remembering the glory days when Scotland regularly reached major finals and the soundtrack to the hype. Featuring contributions from football heroes, music stars and famous faces. Mixing nostalgia, humour and unforgettable choons. Big hits and a few surprises. The perfect musical accompaniment to tartan success/failure at the Euros. We still believe and we still have a dream!

Produced by the Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

The Ultimate Auld Enemy Showdown

BBC Scotland

On the eve of the much anticipated Euro’s clash between Scotland and England, a team of stars and football legends from North and South of the Border go head to head to settle the score once and for all. In The Ultimate Auld Enemy Showdown, team captains Alan Rough and Chris Sutton lead their squads in a series of peculiar Group D themed challenges before the grand finale - a Scotland versus England penalty shootout with a twist. Playing for Scotland we have Jackie McNamara, Pauline MacDonald, Grado and the one and only Archie Gemmill. For Team England it's Anita Asante, Steve Hodge, Radzi Chinyanganya, and England's World Cup hero - Geoff Hurst.

Produced by Beezr Studios for BBC Scotland

A View from the Euros

BBC Scotland

A View From the Euros isn't your average Scottish football show as host Craig G Telfer and friends Craig Fowler, Joel Sked, Shaughan McGuigan and Robert Borthwick splash on the tartan facepaint to take an alternative look at the biggest party of the summer, Euro 2020.

A three-episode special that swings from the serious to the silly, from pre-tournament hopes and dreams to the moment Scotland hopefully shocks the world to lift the trophy.

In the studio they answer all the big questions; which players should be slapped into our sticker books? And why should we all be supporting North Macedonia? with a special guest or two joining in the fun. The 'wee films' will tell the story of the tournament through the fans, from the Scots watching from far away to learning more about our newly drawn group rivals with some euro-pop takes on Scottish football anthems.

An excited Craig G Telfer said: "We maybe won't win it, we may not win at all but it is brilliant to be part of the Euros and I'm buzzing that as fans we get to be a part of it too." A View From the Euros is here to celebrate, giving a uniquely fan-focused take on the biggest party of the summer!

Breaking the News: Euros Special

BBC Scotland/Radio Scotland

Join Des Clarke, his regular sidekick Jim Smith and guests for a wry look at the news surrounding The Euros; from the drama of the games to the return of the fans - not to mention Scotland's chances! We'll also look back at the big news of the '90s when we used to qualify for World Cups and European Championships regularly and chat to some celebrity Scotland fans along the way.

Produced by Multiplatform Productions for BBC Scotland

Online

Short Stuff

It's a funny old game and Short Stuff will be the home of the freshest short-form comedy for the Euros to get the nation in the mood. Featuring our familiar faces, viral hits and emerging comedy content creators, Short Stuff will provide regular new sketches for BBC Scotland's social channels as well as a compilation special for iPlayer and the BBC Scotland channel. With talent like Stephen Buchanan, Zara Janjua, Stuart Hay, the Burds and more - Short Stuff will keep us smiling, even if the results don't go our way!

Produced by BBC Studios for BBC Scotland

The Old Firm facts guide to surviving the Euros (w/t)

Many Scotland fans under the age of 27 have little or no memory of our men's football team failing in the finals. More familiar with seeing our team crashing out in the qualifiers, this significant slice of the population are simply unprepared for the true despair that comes with bombing out under the full glare of the world's media.

To help fans address this uncomfortable truth, Old Firm Facts, Scottish football's satirical social media star, brings his unique brand of humour to BBC Scotland's social platforms with a series of two minute monologues that will disarmingly disassemble our hopes and dreams using his trade-mark withering wit.

Winner of the SFA's Fan Awards Best Writer in 2018 and 2019, our series will guard Old Firm Facts anonymity but will answer those questions that may only occur to a fan who's never had to watch the group stages before.

Produced by Multiplatform Productions for BBC Scotland

Radio

Radio Scotland lines up a packed schedule of Euros content across all platforms and frequencies from live commentary and analysis of all Scotland's matches from the Sportsound team to a brand new breakfast show The Full Scottish Football Breakfast hosted by Kenny Macintyre and Connie McLaughlin. Throughout the competition Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove will bring audiences a daily serving of Euros-themed Off the Ball banter and there'll be a humorous look at events with Euros specials from the Only an Excuse? and Breaking the News teams.

The Full Scottish Football Breakfast

Join Kenny Macintyre and Connie McLaughlin live each weekday morning (7.30-10am) from BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay foyer for a brand new football themed breakfast show. The Full Scottish Football Breakfast will take an informed but informal and fun look at the Euros, with Kenny and Connie welcoming special guests for some lively chat and debate alongside some regular entertainment features and stories from the fans. Audiences will be able to listen on BBC Radio Scotland MW and online at the BBC Sport Scotland website.

Off the Ball

Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove, the odd couple of Scottish football, turn their attentions to the Euros with a new daily serving of their petty and ill-informed show Off the Ball. Between 1-2pm each weekday Tam and Stuart will collide with the Euros and bring news on what's happening in the Scotland camp, get the fans take on the competition and offer their own unique perspectives on proceedings. Available to listen across FM/810MW and Digital

Euros Sportsound

The Sportsound team will bring live commentary and analysis of the main match of the night. Available on 810MW and digital platforms. Each of Scotland's matches will be covered live across all frequencies.

Only An Excuse: Euros Special

BBC Radio Scotland

A very special radio edition of the celebrated comedy will set the scene for the big kick-off this summer. Putting the spotlight on Scotland's quest for qualification over the years this Euros special will include the ups and downs, hopes and dreams, thrills and spills. Featuring send-ups of popular characters from the beautiful game. Starring Jonathan Watson. Produced by Philip Differ. A Comedy Unit production for BBC Scotland

BBC Radio nan Gaidheal

BBC Radio nan Gaidheal will be offering Gaelic commentary and analysis on the Scotland matches and a host of complementary programming in the build up to each game. Scotland's campaign will be covered across the scheduled news programmes as well as on BBC ALBA's An La and the regular Spòrscast, podcast on BBC Sounds.

The topical morning show A' Mhadainn will lead the build-up to Scotland's first match and the drive-time music show Siubhal gu Seachd will bookend the day, capturing the mood in music.

During the campaign, history series De nan robh? (What if) will get stuck into a seminal Scottish football moment and imagine where we would be now had things played out differently, and children's show Aileag will engage with the passion of an upcoming generation for the beautiful game.


Biographies

Biographies for BBC presenters and pundits covering Euro 2020...

Charlie Adam

  • Scotland international who has earned 26 caps playing for his country
  • The midfielder started at Rangers and then signed for Blackpool in 2009 where he helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League in 2010
  • He went on to play for Liverpool, Stoke City and Reading and is now currently playing at Dundee

Eilidh Barbour

  • A regular member of the BBC Sport presenting team for Football Focus, Final Score and women's football and is also the lead presenter on the BBC's golf coverage

Nathan Blake

  • Cardiff-born striker who appeared 29 times for Wales
  • Played for Cardiff City, Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • During the 1996-1997 campaign, he scored 19 goals to send Bolton Wanderers back to the Premier League as champions

Karen Carney

  • Former England captain earning over 100 caps for the Lionesses
  • Played for Chelsea, Arsenal and Birmingham City, where she became the first woman to be inducted into the club's hall of fame
  • Represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics

Mark Chapman

  • Current host of Match of the Day 2 and lead 5 Live sport presenter
  • Also hosts the BBC's Rugby League and FA Cup coverage

James Collins

  • 50 caps for Wales and part of the Euro 2016 squad that made the semi-finals
  • The defender spent most of his career at West Ham and had a spell at Aston Villa resulting in over 250 Premier League appearances
  • Making his debut for Wales in 2004, he became the first player in the country's history to have played at every age level from schoolboy to senior team

Dion Dublin

  • Former centre-forward for Cambridge United, Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa, Leicester City, Celtic and Norwich City
  • While at Aston Villa he was the Premier League's joint top-scorer with 18 goals alongside Michael Owen and Chris Sutton during the 1997-98 season
  • Part of the Premier League 100 Club – having scored over 100 goals during his career in the top tier
  • Earned four caps for England, making his debut in February 1998 against Chile

Cesc Fabregas

  • Two-time European Championship and World Cup winner with Spain
  • Played for Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea, and currently at Monaco
  • Two-time Premier League, UEFA Europa League and FA Cup winner at Chelsea, FA Cup winner at Arsenal and La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup winner at Barcelona

Rio Ferdinand

  • Former England captain won 81 caps before retiring from international football in May 2013
  • Broke the British transfer fee record and became the world’s most expensive defender twice, firstly moving from West Ham to Leeds for £18m, and then from Leeds to Manchester United for £30m
  • At Manchester United he won the Premier League six times, the League Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League once

Christian Fuchs

  • Premier League and FA Cup winner with Leicester City
  • Austrian international who has played in the Euro 2008 and 2016 tournaments

Rob Green

Former England international goalkeeper who featured in the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euros squads

  • Over 500 club appearances for Norwich City, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers

 

Thierry Henry

  • France's record goalscorer with 123 caps and won the World Cup in 1998 and European Championship in 2000
  • Former striker for Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls
  • Premier League and FA Cup winner with Arsenal
  • La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup winner with Barcelona

Mark Hughes

  • Appeared for Wales 72 times and managed his country for five years
  • Former striker for Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea
  • Former manager of Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City
  • As a player, he won the Premier League twice, FA Cup four times, European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Jermaine Jenas

  • Former central midfielder for Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers
  • Named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2002-03 season at Newcastle
  • He won 21 England caps, and was part of the Three Lions' squad at the 2006 World Cup

Martin Keown

  • Former defender for Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton
  • He made 449 appearances during two spells at Arsenal, twice winning the domestic double, and a European Cup Winners' Cup
  • Earned over 40 caps for England between 1992 and 2002

Shelley Kerr

  • Managed Arsenal and won the FA Cup and League Cup during her time with the Gunners
  • Appeared over 50 times for Scotland in defence and also played for Kilmarnock, Doncaster and Hibernian

Jurgen Klinsmann

  • Won the World Cup in 1990 and European Championship in 1996
  • Played for VfB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Sampdoria, AS Monaco, Tottenham and Bayern Munich
  • Former head coach of Germany, Bayern Munich and United States national side

Gary Lineker

  • Scored 48 goals for England putting him third on the all-time list, behind Sir Bobby Charlton and Wayne Rooney
  • England's top scorer in World Cup Finals with ten goals
  • Top scorer at the 1986 World Cup with six goals, making him the only English player to win the Golden Boot award
  • Ex-England captain made 80 appearances for his country

Gabby Logan

  • Joined the BBC in 2007 and become key member of presenting team for Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Six Nations, 2014 and 2018 Men's World Cup, 2016 Euros and 2019 Women's World Cup

James McFadden

  • Gaining his first Scotland cap at the age of 19, he went on to feature for the national side 48 times
  • Appeared over 100 times for Everton and also played for Motherwell and Birmingham City
  • Appointed as Alex McLeish's assistant manager of Scotland in 2018

Clinton Morrison

  • Former international striker who played over 30 times for the Republic of Ireland and was part of Mick McCarthy's 2002 World Cup squad
  • Scored over 100 goals for Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Coventry City

Danny Murphy

  • Capped nine times for England
  • He won the treble of the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001 with Liverpool
  • He also played for Tottenham, Charlton, Fulham and Blackburn, making 417 Premier League appearances

Pat Nevin

  • Played for Clyde, Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock and Motherwell
  • Won 28 caps for Scotland and was selected for the European Championships in Sweden in 1992
  • Made his final appearance for Scotland in 1996 and retired from league football in 2000

Micah Richards

  • Amassed 203 Premier League appearances for Manchester City and Aston Villa
  • Won the Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester City
  • Youngest ever defender to feature for England and made 13 appearances for his country
  • Part of the Team GB squad at London 2012

Robbie Savage

  • Made his international debut for Wales in 1995 and retired a decade later having won 39 caps
  • Former Crewe Alexandra, Leicester City, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County central midfielder
  • Retired from professional football in May 2011 - now features as a pundit and commentator on Radio 5 Live's football coverage, on 606

Alex Scott

  • Second most capped England women's player on 140
  • Played in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and 2007, 2011, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups
  • Appeared for Team GB during London 2012 Olympics
  • Played for Arsenal where she won the Women’s FA Cup seven times, Women's Premier League National Division five times, Women's Super League Cup three times, Women's Community Shield twice, Women's Premier League Cup twice, Women's Super League once, and the UEFA Women's Champions League

Alan Shearer

  • Premier League all-time top scorer with 260 goals
  • Scored 30 times in 63 England caps between 1992 and 2000, playing at Euro '92, '96 and 2000 and the 1998 World Cup
  • Former Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker

Chris Sutton

  • Won Premier League with Blackburn Rovers 1994-1995 season after signing from Norwich City
  • Played for Celtic between 2000-2006 and scored 86 goals in 130 appearances for the Scottish giants. While there, he won the Scottish Premier League four times, Scottish Cup three times and Scottish League Cup once
  • Premier League Golden Boot 1997-1998 (joint winner) and SPFA Player's Player of the Year 2003-2004

Chris Waddle

  • Former professional footballer, manager and current football commentator and pundit
  • He earned 62 caps for England between 1985 and 1991, helping the Three Lions reach the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup
  • He spent three successful years playing in France for Marseille

Ashley Williams

  • Over 80 caps for Wales and appeared at Euro 2016 scoring against Belgium in the quarter-final helping Wales reach the semi-finals for the first time in their history
  • Former Swansea defender played over 300 games for the club and gained promotion to the Premier League with them in 2011
  • Signed for Everton in 2016 making 60 appearances for the Toffees

Group stage TV schedule

DateKick offMatchBroadcaster
11 June 8pm Turkey v Italy BBC
12 June 2pm Wales v Switzerland BBC
5pm Denmark v Finland BBC
8pm Belgium v Russia ITV
13 June 2pm England v Croatia BBC
5pm Austria v North Macedonia ITV
8pm Netherlands v Ukraine ITV
14 June 2pm Scotland v Czech Republic BBC
5pm Poland v Slovakia ITV
8pm Spain v Sweden BBC
15 June 5pm Hungary v Portugal ITV
8pm France v Germany ITV
16 June 2pm Finland v Russia BBC
5pm Turkey v Wales BBC
8pm Italy v Switzerland ITV
17 June 2pm Ukraine v North Macedonia ITV
5pm Denmark v Belgium ITV
8pm Netherlands v Austria BBC
18 June 2pm Sweden v Slovakia BBC
5pm Croatia v Czech Republic BBC
8pm England v Scotland ITV
19 June 2pm Hungary v France BBC
5pm Portugal v Germany ITV
8pm Spain v Poland BBC
20 June5pm Italy v Wales ITV
Switzerland v Turkey ITV
21 June5pm North Macedonia v Netherlands ITV
Ukraine v Austria ITV
8pm Finland v Belgium BBC
Russia v Denmark BBC
22 June8pm Croatia v Scotland ITV
Czech Republic v England ITV
23 June5pm Slovakia v Spain ITV
Sweden v Poland ITV
8pm Germany v Hungary BBC
Portugal v France BBC
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