FOOTBALL: UEFA Under-21 Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

June 1, 2013

England’s Under 21s launch their bid to become European champions this summer with Sky Sports again providing extensive live coverage of the UEFA U-21 Championship in Israel.

The biennal eight-team tournament gets underway on Wednesday, June 5, with the final taking place just under three weeks later in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, June 18.

Stuart Pearce’s in-form England side are in Group A along with the host nation, as well as Norway and Italy, while a heavyweight Group B contains holders Spain along with Russia, Netherlands and Germany.

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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: ITV wins live rights to England qualifiers for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

May 14, 2013

ITV will exclusively show live coverage of all England’s international football matches both home and away for the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying competitions.

The new agreement with UEFA, who are selling broadcast rights to European-based international qualifiers for the first time, continues and expands the ITV’s commitment to showing live, free-to-air coverage of the England football team.

Also included in the deal, reported to be worth £100m, are the rights for ITV4 to broadcast 20 qualifying games featuring non-home nations teams.

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports secures live home nations qualifiers for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

May 14, 2013

Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to screen all home nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

The new agreement with UEFA provides Sky Sports with live coverage all Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland games, together with highlights of England qualifiers and a selection of live matches featuring non-home nation sides.

In a seperate announcement, Sky Sports has officially confirmed it will screen this summer’s European Under-21 Championships in Israel exclusively live.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Semi Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

April 22, 2013

The UEFA Champions League reaches the semi-final stage this week as the four of the most exciting teams to watch in Europe begin their bids to reach May’s showpiece decider at Wembley Stadium.

This year’s semi-final line-up sees Germany against Spain in both ties as Bayern Munich face Barcelona while Borussia Dortmund meet Real Madrid.

Spain and Germany’s finest will battle for a lucrative and cherished place in next month’s Wembley final, and live coverage of the semi-final clashes will be shown on ITV and Sky Sports.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Quarter Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

March 29, 2013

The cream of Europe’s footballing crop contest the quarter-finals of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League during the first two weeks of April.

There maybe no British representation in the last eight of the competition for the first time since 1996, but there will certainly be plenty to look forward to with all eight games from the quarter-final stages live on ITV and Sky Sports.

Eight of the biggest names in European football, including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid, are still in the hunt to lift the famous trophy at Wembley in May.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

March 3, 2013

The knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition continues in early March with eight second leg ties from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League – all broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the deciding legs of two huge European clashes as Manchester United and Real Madrid lock horns at Old Trafford on March5, followed a week later by AC Milan’s trip to the Nou Camp to defend a 3-1 lead against the mighty Barcelona..

Sky Sports will screen all the other six ties over the two remaining matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, where the British sides have a mountain to climb if they are to assure progression to the quarter-finals.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Last 32, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

February 10, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs from the Round of 32 stages.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s tie with Lyon and Liverpool’s clash with Zenit St Petersburg, while ESPN has Newcastle United’s tough trip to Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv, plus Chelsea’s home tie with Sparta Prague.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 1st Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 9, 2013

Europe’s premier club competition enters the knockout stages in February and all 16 games from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League will be broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the first legs between Celtic and Juventus, followed by Arsenal’s tough tie against last season’s runners-up Bayern Munich.

Then two mouthwatering second legs follow exclusively live on ITV as Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid at Old Trafford, with Barcelona to come a week later.

Sky Sports will screen all the other 12 ties over four matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, plus the first legs ties between Real Madrid and Manchester United, as well as AC Milan v Barcelona.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League & Europa League – Knockout Stage Draws – Live this Thursday

December 19, 2012

The all-important draws for the knockout stages of both premier European club tournaments will take place this Thursday.

Manchester United and Arsenal will find out who they will face in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League when the draw is made at the headquarters of European football in Nyon, Switzerland.

This will be closely followed by the draw for both the last 32 and last 16 stages of the UEFA Europa League, where Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, and tournament newcomers Chelsea will learn their fate.

Coverage of both draws will feature on Sky Sports News and British Eurosport.

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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 Europa League 2012/13 – Matchday 6 – Live on ITV & ESPN

December 3, 2012

Some familiar names from the world of European football will adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League this season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final next May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Four matches will be broadcast live on concluding matchday in the group stages, with ITV4 screening live coverage of Tottenham and Liverpool’s games once again, while ESPN has Newcastle United’s away trip to Bordeaux.

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