FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League Final 2013 – Benfica v Chelsea – Exclusively live on ITV

May 11, 2013

Rafa Benitez has not had the easiest time of in his spell as Interim boss of Chelsea, but the Spaniard his guided his side to their first UEFA Europa League final as they take on Portuguese giants Benfica.

The Blues have recovered from the setback of losing their Champions League crown at the group stage and their convincing victory over FC Basel in the last four means they have a chance of winning continental silverware for a second successive campaign.

ITV will broadcast exclusive free-to-air coverage of the climax to the 2012/3 UEFA Europa League campaign from the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday, May 15 (kick-off 7.45pm).

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic – Live on ITV & ESPN

May 4, 2013

After nine months since more than 700 clubs began their FA Cup journey, just two sides remain in the battle to lift football’s most famous trophy as the 2012/13 FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium.

In an age where the allure of Premier League riches and the search for European glory occupy most clubs and fans’ minds, the Cup Final continues to proudly stand out as the showpiece event in any football season and this year’s final is set to be no different.

ITV Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 132nd edition of this famous British sporting occasion on Saturday, May 11, which will see five-time winners Manchester City take on Cup Final debutants Wigan Athletic.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 8, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the semi-final stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory draws ever nearer for the four remaining sides in the competition.

Both semi-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of April 13-14 with a place in the prestigious final at Wembley Stadium up for grabs.

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FOOTBALL: ‘First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story’ – New documentary on ITV

March 4, 2013

The story of Laurie Cunningham, who became the first black footballer to play for England at any level when he was selected for an under-21 international against Scotland in 1977, is to be told in a new ITV documentary.

A watershed moment in both British sport and culture, ‘First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story’ reflects on the ground-breaking career of the first black footballer to pull on an England shirt, whose impact on the game continues to be felt decades after he was killed in a car accident aged just 33.

Featuring interviews with Vincente Del Bosque, Cyrille Regis, Viv Anderson, Peter Reid, Ian Wright, John Barnes, Paul Ince and many more, the documentary will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 6th at 10.35pm on ITV, and at 11.05pm on STV and UTV.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 6th Round – Live on ITV & ESPN

March 3, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the Sixth Round stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory reaches the last eight.

All four quarter-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of March 9-10 with the prize at stake a place in the Semi-Finals at Wembley Stadium.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 5th Round – Live on ITV & ESPN

February 11, 2013

World football’s most prestigious domestic cup competition reaches the Fifth Round stage as the journey to Wembley continues towards FA Cup glory.

After a Fourth Round full of shocks and notable giantkillings, ITV and ESPN will screen five Fifth Round ties between them this weekend, plus two fourth round replays in the same week.

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FOOTBALL: International Friendlies – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 4, 2013

Attention turns to the international game in midweek as England, Scotland and Wales and the Republic of Ireland prepare for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

England welcome Brazil to Wembley to mark the 150th anniversary since the formation of the Football Association, exclusively live on ITV.

Gordon Strachan takes charge of Scotland for the first time as they play host to Estonia, Wales play Austria at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, while Republic of Ireland face a stiff test when they host a dangerous Poland side in Dublin.

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