All matches live; Each Match Streamed Live in English and Spanish on WatchESPN;
All 51 Matches on ESPN Deportes – 45 Live; Extensive Surround Programming on ESPN Deportes; ESPN3 Surround
ESPN networks will combine to televise more than 230 live hours of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 beginning Friday, June 10, through Sunday, July 10, in 10 cities across France.
ESPN will carry 40 matches including the opening and title matches. ESPN2 will show 11 matches. ESPN Deportes, the company’s Spanish-language sports network, will show 45 live matches and six tape-delayed on dates with concurrent matches. All matches will be streamed live in English and Spanish on WatchESPN.
ESPN3 Surround delivers exclusive content tied to live events on ESPN linear networks, offering a companion experience in real-time that will complement the big game on television. For UEFA EURO 2016, ESPN3 Surround will carry 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. (ESPN and ESPN Deportes commentator assignments will be announced at a later date.) Programming highlights:
PREGAME, HALFTIME AND POSTGAME SEGMENTS
ESPN match telecasts for the UEFA European Football Championship will include pregame, halftime and postgame studio segments.
- ESPN/ESPN2: Every ESPN and ESPN2 match will feature a 30-minute pregame, halftime and a postgame shows. ESPN’s flagship news and information program SportsCenter will air in-between morning matches throughout the Tournament.
- ESPN Deportes: The Spanish-language home of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in the United States will provide the most-comprehensive coverage every match day beginning with a 30-minute pre-game edition of Fuera de Juego, a halftime show, in-between match programming, and a two-hour TV exclusive presentation of Jorge Ramos y Su Banda immediately following the last match of the day.
UEFA EURO 2016 – Groups (Team FIFA Ranking #):
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C|
|Albania #36||England #9||Germany #4|
|France #24||Russia #23||Northern Ireland #28|
|Romania #16||Slovakia #25||Poland #34|
|Switzerland #12||Wales #17||Ukraine #27|
|GROUP D||GROUP E||GROUP F|
|Croatia #18||Belgium #1||Austria #10|
|Czech Republic #26||Italy #15||Hungary #19|
|Spain #3||Republic of Ireland #29||Iceland #38|
|Turkey #20||Sweden #35||Portugal #7|
ABOUT UEFA EURO 2016:
With all 24 national teams in the championship ranked among the top 40 teams in the FIFA World Rankings, 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.
Of the 24 participating teams, 23 earned spots in the month-long quadrennial tournament through a two-year qualification process among 53 UEFA member nations while the host nation – France – received an automatic berth.
The last three FIFA World Cup champions – France (2006), Spain (2010) and Germany (2014) – join other 21 Union of European Football Associations’ (UEFA) national teams to vie to become the footballing champions of Europe. Two-time defending champion Spain seeks to be the first country to win four European titles, after becoming the first to repeat in 2008 and 2012.
Match schedule (Subject to change):
|Date||Time (ET)||Match||Match #||Networks|
|Fri, June 10||2:30 p.m.||France vs. Romania||1||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Sat, June 11||8:30 a.m.||Albania vs. Switzerland||2||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Wales vs. Slovakia||3||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||England vs. Russia||4||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Sun, June 12||8:30 a.m.||Turkey vs. Croatia||5||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Poland vs. Northern Ireland||6||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30p.m.||Germany vs. Ukraine||7||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Mon, June 13||8:30 a.m.||Spain vs. Czech republic||8||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Republic of Ireland vs. Sweden||9||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Belgium vs. Italy||10||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Tue, June 14||11:30 a.m.||Austria vs. Hungary||11||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Portugal vs. Iceland||12||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Wed, June 15||8:30 a.m.||Russia vs. Slovakia||13||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Romania vs. Switzerland||14||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||France vs. Albania||15||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Thu, June 16||8:30 a.m.||England vs. Wales||16||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland||17||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Germany vs. Poland||18||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Fri, June 17||8:30 a.m.||Italy vs. Sweden||19||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Czech Republic vs. Croatia||20||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Spain vs. Turkey||21||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Sat, June 18||8:30 a.m.||Belgium vs. Republic of Ireland||22||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Iceland vs. Hungary||23||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Portugal vs. Austria||24||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Sun, June 19||2:30 p.m.||Switzerland vs. France||26||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Romania vs. Albania||25||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes at 5 p.m.|
|Mon, June 20||2:30 p.m.||Slovakia vs. England||28||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Russia vs. Wales||27||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes at 5 p.m.|
|Tue, June 21||11:30 a.m.||Northern Ireland vs. Germany||30||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Ukraine vs. Poland||29||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes at 5 p.m.|
|2:30 p.m.||Croatia vs. Spain||32||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Czech Republic vs. Turkey||31||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m.|
|Wed, June 22||11:30 a.m.||Hungary vs. Portugal||34||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||Iceland vs. Austria||33||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes at 5 p.m.|
|2:30 p.m.||Italy vs. Republic of Ireland||35||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||Sweden vs. Belgium||36||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m.|
|Sat, June 25||8:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 2A vs. 2C||37||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 1B vs. 3ACD||38||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 1D vs. 3BEF||39||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Sun, June 26||8:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 1A vs. 3CDE||40||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 1C vs. 3ABF||41||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 1F vs. 2E||42||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Mon, June 27||11:30 a.m.||RD 16 – 1E vs. 2D||43||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||RD 16 – 2B vs. 2F||44||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes|
|Thu, June 30||2:30 p.m.||W37 vs. W39 (Quarterfinal I)||45||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes|
|Fri, July 1||2:30 p.m.||W38 vs. W42 (Quarterfinal II)||46||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes|
|Sat, July 2||2:30 p.m.||W41 vs. W43 (Quarterfinal III)||47||ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes|
|Sun, July 3||2:30 p.m.||W40 vs. W44 (Quarterfinal IV)||48||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Wed, July 6||2:30 p.m.||Semifinal I – Winners QF I vs. QF II||49||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Thu, July 7||2:30 p.m.||Semifinal II – Winners QF III vs. QF IV||50||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
|Sun, July 1||2:30 p.m.||Final – Semifinal Winners||51||ESPN / ESPN Deportes|
*** ESPN Deportes match coverage will begin at 8:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
*** ESPN and ESPN2 match coverage begins at 8:30, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Top Eight UEFA EURO 2016 Highlights:
- The last three FIFA World Cup champions – Germany (2014), Spain (2010) and Italy (2006) – will compete in UEFA EURO 2016
- Five of the eight countries to ever win a FIFA World Cup will participate (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, England)
- 10 of the 13 European teams from the 2014 World Cup are participating
- Four of the last six FIFA World Cup finalists are in the tournament (Germany, Spain, Italy, France)
- UEFA Euro 2016 will feature seven of the last 12 FIFA World Cup semifinalists
- Six of the current top 10 teams in FIFA rankings for men’s national teams will be in the quadrennial international football tournament (next ranking update is March 3)
- All 24 teams participating in the UEFA EURO 2016 are currently in the top 40 of the FIFA rankings
- Six of the top nine players in the 2015 Ballon d’Or voting are expected to represent their respective national teams in the competition.
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