FOOTBALL: BBC secures UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 rights

December 14, 2012

The BBC has acquired the rights to broadcast every match from the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship in Sweden next summer.

The deal will see live coverage of every England match, plus both semi-finals and the final played out across BBC Two and BBC Three.

In addition, all other peak-time games will be broadcast on BBC Three.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Draw – Live on British Eurosport

November 8, 2012

England will find out who they will face in the group stages at next summer’s UEFA European Women’s Championship when the draw for the 2013 tournament is made in Gothenburg on Friday.

Twelve teams have booked their place at the 2013 finals, including hosts Sweden, holders Germany and France, who have all been placed as the top seeds for draw.

You can watch full coverage of the draw as it unfolds inside the Svenska Mässan Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg on British Eurosport from 5.30pm, with updates on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, plus live streaming on the UEFA website.

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FOOTBALL: Women’s International – France v England – Live on BBC Three

October 15, 2012

England Women’s international friendly against France in Paris on October 20 will be broadcast live on BBC Three.

This will be the Three Lions’ first outing since they secured their place at next summer’s European Championships by beating Croatia 3-0 last month, and Hope Powell’s side will be looking to lay down an early marker ahead of the tournament against opponents sure to figure strongly at the finals.

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FOOTBALL: BBC to screen England Women’s Euro 2013 qualifier

September 12, 2012

England Women’s vital Euro 2013 qualifier against Croatia will be broadcast live on the BBC.

Maintaining the momentum of a sensational year of sport, and following on from the high-profile Olympic campaign for the Team GB women’s team, the match at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium will be shown live on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website on Wednesday, September 19.

A win will take Hope Powell’s team to the top of their group and secure automatic qualification for the European Championship next year in Sweden.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 3rd August

August 2, 2012

Get ready for one of the busiest days of the London 2012 Games with 24 sports in action throughout the day, including the beginning of the athletics competition, regarded as the flagship event of every Olympics.

Exactly a week on since the Olympic Stadium staged one of the most memorable opening ceremonies of recent Games, the serious action inside the 80,000-seater venue, as more than 2,000 athletes compete in 47 events over the next 10 days, making athletics the largest single sport at the Games.

British fans will be closely following the fortunes of Jessica Ennis as she begins her quest for Olympic glory in the heptathlon, which opens up proceedings inside London’s Olympic Stadium.

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LONDON 2012: Team GB Olympic football warm-up matches live on BBC One

July 4, 2012

The BBC will kick off its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic football by showing Team GB men’s and women’s warm-up matches live from the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, on Friday 20 July.

London 2012 marks the first time that Great Britain will compete in the men’s football competition since the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, and the first time ever for the women’s team.

The double-header will be the only chance for fans to see the men’s and women’s teams play before the Olympic football tournament begins, and both warm-up games will be shown live on BBC One.

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