UEFA EURO 2016 Resumes This Weekend with Knockout Round

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UEFA EURO 2016 Resumes This Weekend with Knockout Round

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Italy vs. Spain EURO 2012 Finals Rematch on Monday, 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2

Also, MLS Matches on Saturday and Sunday

ESPN’s coverage of UEFA EURO 2016 resumes this weekend with the Round of 16 matches across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN, Saturday, June 25 through Monday, June 27. ESPN Deportes Radio will also broadcast all matches. The remaining field features a number of notable storylines:

  • The last three FIFA World Cup winners: Italy (2006), Spain (2010) and Germany (2014);
  • All five European nations – England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – that have won the FIFA World Cup – a combined 11 World Cup titles;
  • Five countries that have won 10 of the past 14 European Football Championships (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Slovakia – as Czechoslovakia);
  • Three of the four UEFA European Football Championship debutants advanced to the Round of 16 (Iceland, Northern Ireland and Wales);
  • France vs. Republic of Ireland (Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m. ET) is the first meeting between the two countries since the infamous World Cup qualifying playoff match in November 2009 when France’s Thierry Henry scored a controversial goal with his hand;
  • Italy vs. Spain (Monday, June 27 at 11:30 a.m.) is a rematch of the UEFA EURO 2012 title game.

In addition to the television coverage, ESPN3 Surround will offer exclusive content for all eight Round of 16 matches with four different UEFA EURO 2016 streams for each match – the Spider Cam feed, the Spider Cam triple-box feed, the Tactical Cam feed, and the Tactical Cam triple-box feed, offering fans alternate camera angles, experiences and stories around the game.

Match schedule (Subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Sat, June 25 8:30 a.m. Switzerland vs. Poland

Jon Champion and Stewart Robson

Omar Orlando Salazar and Ricardo Mayorga

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
  11:30 a.m. Wales vs. Northern Ireland

Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman and Jeremy Schaap

Emilio Fernando Alonso and Roberto Gomez Junco

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Croatia vs. Portugal

Derek Rae and Alejandro Moreno

Fernando Palomo and Tato Noriega

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 26 8:30 a.m. France vs. Republic of Ireland

Champion and Robson

Salazar, Mayorga and Martin Ainstein

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
  11:30 a.m. Germany vs. Slovakia

Rae and Moreno

Palomo and Noriega

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Hungary vs. Belgium

Max Bretos and Kate Markgraf

E. F. Alonso and G Junco

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Mon, June 27 11:30 a.m. Italy vs. Spain

Champion and Robson

Palomo and Noriega

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. England vs. Iceland

Darke, Steve McManaman and Schaap

E. F. Alonso and G Junco

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

Major League Soccer

In addition to EURO 2016, ESPN networks will televise two Major League Soccer matches this weekend – Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC on Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN) and Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo on Sunday, June 26 at 6 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN).

The special editions of MLS Soccer Sunday on ESPN networks are two of the five Major League Soccer matches scheduled for UEFA European Football Championship 2016 match days. Saturday’s telecast will immediately follow the Croatia vs. Portugal match. On Sunday, the MLS match on ESPN2 will follow Hungary vs. Belgium on ESPN. The schedule:

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Sat, June 25 5 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC

Adrian Healey and Brian Dunseth

Richard Mendez and Giovanni Savarese

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 26 6 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo

Healey and Dunseth

Mendez and Savarese

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

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Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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