- All 51 Matches Live Across on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC
- Five Matches on ABC Marks Return of UEFA EUROs to Network Television for the first time Since 2008
- All Matches Streamed Live on the ESPN and ABC App
ESPN networks – ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC – will combine to televise more than 140 live hours of the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 beginning Friday, June 12, with the opening match in Rome, through the Final on Sunday, July 12, at the historic Wembley Stadium in London. The 51 matches of the quadrennial international competition will be played across 12 European cities.
ESPN will televise 39 UEFA EURO 2020 matches, while ESPN2 will air seven. ABC Television Network will broadcast five matches (two group stage matches, two round of 16, and one quarterfinal) – the first UEFA European Football Championship match on network since 2008. The matches will be streamed live on both the ESPN and ABC apps.
ESPN match telecasts for the UEFA European Football Championship will include pregame, halftime and postgame studio segments.
- ESPN/ESPN2: Every ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC match telecast will feature a 30-minute pregame, halftime and postgame reaction.
- EURO Tonight will air each matchday following the last match of the day on ESPN/ESPN2.
- ESPN’s flagship news and information program SportsCenter will air in-between morning matches throughout the Tournament.
UEFA EURO 2020 Teams (FIFA RANKING – NOVEMBER 2019):
Austria (#26), Belgium (1), Croatia (6), Czech Republic (45), Denmark (16), England (4), Finland (58), France (2), Germany (15), Italy (13), Netherlands (14), Poland (19), Portugal (7), Russia (38), Spain (8), Sweden (17), Switzerland (12), Turkey (29), Ukraine (24) and Wales (22).
- The remaining four teams will qualify via single-elimination playoff games in March 2020 among 16 teams of four in each group – Paths A, B, C and D. The 16 playoff teams: Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia and Slovakia.
UEFA EURO 2020 – GROUPS (FIFA RANKING):
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C|
|Turkey (#29)||Denmark (#16)||Netherlands (#14)|
|Italy (13)||Finland (58)||Ukraine (24)|
|Wales (22)||Belgium (1)||Austria (26)|
|Switzerland (12)||Russia (38)||Playoff D (A)|
|GROUP D||GROUP E||GROUP F|
|England (#4)||Spain (#8)||Playoff A (D)|
|Croatia (6)||Sweden (17)||Portugal (#7)|
|Playoff C||Poland (19)||France (2)|
|Czech Republic (45)||Playoff B||Germany (15)|
ABOUT UEFA EURO 2020:
With all 20 of the 24 national teams qualified to play in the championship ranked among the top 60 teams in the FIFA World Rankings (November 2019), the UEFA European Football Championship is arguably the most prestigious and competitive international soccer tournament in the world. The first championship was in 1960, hosted by France.
To commemorate the 60th year from the first championship, UEFA EURO 2020 matches will be played at 12 venues/countries across Europe – Amsterdam, Baku (Azerbaijan), Bilbao (Spain), Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St. Petersburg.
ESPN has been the U.S. home of the UEFA European Football Championship since 2008. Spain (2008 and 2012) and Portugal (2016) have been crowned champions of football in Europe on an ESPN network.
MATCH SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
|Date||Time (ET)||Match||Match #||Networks|
|Fri, Jun 12||2:30 p.m.||Group A – Turkey vs. Italy||1||ESPN|
|Sat, Jun 13||8:30 a.m.||Group A – Wales vs. Switzerland||2||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group B – Denmark vs. Finland||3||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group B – Belgium vs. Russia||4||ABC|
|Sun, Jun 14||8:30 a.m.||Group D – England vs. Croatia||5||ESPN2|
|11:30 a.m.||Group C – Austria vs. Playoff D (A)||6||ESPN|
|2:30p.m.||Group C – Netherlands vs. Ukraine||7||ESPN|
|Mon, Jun 15||8:30 a.m.||Group D – Playoff C vs. Czech Republic||8||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group E – Poland vs. Playoff B||9||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group E – Spain vs. Sweden||10||ESPN|
|Tue, Jun 16||11:30 a.m.||Group F – Playoff A (D) vs. Portugal||11||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group F – France vs. Germany||12||ESPN|
|Wed, Jun 17||8:30 a.m.||Group B – Finland vs. Russia||13||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group A – Turkey vs. Wales||14||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group A – Italy vs. Switzerland||15||ESPN|
|Thu, Jun 18||8:30 a.m.||Group C – Ukraine vs. Playoff D (A)||16||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group B – Denmark vs. Belgium||17||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group C – Netherlands vs. Austria||18||ESPN|
|Fri, Jun 19||8:30 a.m.||Group E – Sweden vs. Playoff B||19||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group D – Croatia vs. Czech Republic||20||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group D – England vs. Playoff C||21||ESPN|
|Sat, Jun 20||8:30 a.m.||Group F – Playoff A (D) vs. France||22||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group F – Portugal vs. Germany||23||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group E – Spain vs. Poland||24||ABC|
|Sun, Jun 21||11:30 a.m.||Group A – Switzerland vs. Turkey||25||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group A – Italy vs. Wales||26||ESPN2|
|Mon, Jun 22||11:30 a.m.||Group C – Playoff D (A) vs. Netherlands||27||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group C – Ukraine vs. Austria||28||ESPN2|
|2:30 p.m.||Group B – Russia vs. Denmark||29||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group B – Finland vs. Belgium||30||ESPN2|
|Tue, Jun 23||2:30 p.m.||Group D – Czech Republic vs. England||31||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group D – Croatia vs. Playoff C||32||ESPN2|
|Wed, Jun 24||11:30 a.m.||Group E – Playoff B vs. Spain||33||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.||Group E – Sweden vs. Poland||34||ESPN2|
|2:30 p.m.||Group F – Portugal vs. France||35||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Group F – Germany vs. Playoff A (D)||36||ESPN2|
|Sat, Jun 27||11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 2A vs. 2B||37||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 1A vs. 2C||38||ABC|
|Sun, Jun 28||11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 1C vs. 3DEF||39||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 1B vs. 3ADEF||40||ABC|
|Mon, Jun 29||11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 2D vs. 2E||41||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 1F vs. 3ABC||42||ESPN|
|Tue, Jun 30||11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 1D vs. 2F||43||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 1E vs. 3ABCD||44||ESPN|
|Fri, Jul 3||11:30 a.m.||Quarterfinal I – W41 vs. W42||45||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Quarterfinal II – W39 vs. W37||46||ESPN|
|Sat, Jul 4||11:30 a.m.||Quarterfinal III – W40 vs. W38||47||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Quarterfinal IV – W43 vs. W44||48||ABC|
|Tue, Jul 7||2:30 p.m.||Semifinal I (W46 vs. W45)||49||ESPN|
|Wed, Jul 8||2:30 p.m.||Semifinal II (W48 vs. W47)||50||ESPN|
|Sun, July 12||2:30 p.m.||Final – Semifinal Winners||51||ESPN|
*** ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 match coverage begins at 8:30, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
** Match numbers are ESPN designations
Top Eight UEFA EURO 2020 Highlights:
- UEFA EURO 2016 Champions Portugal, led by five-time FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldo, returns to defend the trophy
- The last four FIFA World Cup champions – France (2018), Germany (2014), Spain (2010) and Italy (2006) – will compete in UEFA EURO 2020
- Five of the eight countries to ever win a FIFA World Cup will participate (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, England)
- 12 of the 14 European teams from the 2018 World Cup have qualified to play in the tournament. The other two – Iceland and Serbia – are in the playoffs
- Five of the last seven FIFA World Cup finalists are in the tournament (Germany, Spain, Italy, France twice)
- UEFA EURO 2020 will feature seven of the last 12 FIFA World Cup semifinalists
- Six of the current top 10 teams in FIFA rankings (October 2019) for men’s national teams will be in the quadrennial international football tournament
- 11 of the top 15 players in the 2018 Ballon d’Or voting are expected to represent their respective national teams in the competition
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