FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League Final 2013 – Dortmund v Bayern – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

Wembley will serve as the battle ground for the last major honours of the season as Bayern Munich go head-to-head with Borussia Dortmund to be crowned 2012/13 UEFA Champions League winners.

This is the first all-German final in the competition’s history and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both head for England’s national stadium purely on merit rather than through any semblance of fluke.

Fans can follow the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final live from Wembley on Saturday, May 25, with host broadcaster ITV providing free-to-air coverage, while Sky Sports will also be covering the final in high-definition and in stunning 3D.

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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 Community Shield 2012 – Chelsea v Man City – Live on ITV1

August 7, 2012

Premier League champions Manchester City face FA Cup winners Chelsea in the 2012 FA Community Shield at Villa Park, exclusively live on ITV1.

The traditional curtain-raiser to the new football season features two sides that signed off last season in the most dramatic fashion.

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FOOTBALL: Lee Dixon joins ITV

July 21, 2012

ITV have confirmed that Lee Dixon has joined its punditry team for the forthcoming season.

The former Arsenal and England defender will be part of ITV’s studio panel led by presenter Adrian Chiles across the network’s live football output.

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FOOTBALL: Harry Redknapp to join BBC Sport for Euro 2012

May 3, 2012

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is to join the BBC Sport team as a pundit for this summer’s European Football Championships.

Redknapp, who had been linked with the England manager’s job, will instead join up with BBC regulars Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon to offer expert analysis on the matches in Poland and Ukraine.

Kicking off on June 8, the BBC’s Euro 2012 coverage will be led by Gary Lineker, with special guests including Jurgen Klinsmann, Clarence Seedorf and David James.

BBC TV will show 16 live games, including a potential England quarter-finals, both semi-finals, and the final, shared with ITV, on July 1.

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