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The following is a list of the European Championship finals games played by England and broadcast live in the United Kingdom, together with the only commentators given the honour of describing the action as it happened, for the benefit of the viewers back home. England also played the USSR in 1988, but the game was not televised live, because the BBC decided to show the Republic of Ireland's group decider with the Netherlands instead. This meant that England's game was only shown in highlights form.

1968

Italy

424

Wednesday, 5 June 1968 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze
BBC - Kenneth Wolstenholme

425

Saturday, 8 June 1968 - England 2 USSR 0 [1-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma
BBC - Kenneth Wolstenholme
(second half only)
1980

Italy

544

Thursday, 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1 [0-1]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino
BBC - John Motson and Bobby Charlton

545

Sunday, 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino
ITV - Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

546

Wednesday, 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2 [0-1]
Stadio San Paolo, Napoli
ITV - Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson
1988

West Germany

636

Sunday, 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1 [0-1]
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart
ITV - Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

637

Wednesday, 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3 [0-1]
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf
BBC - John Motson and Jimmy Hill
1992

Sweden

686

Thursday, 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0 [0-0]
Malmö Stadion, Malmöt
BBC - John Motson and Trevor Brooking

687

Sunday, 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0 [0-0]
Malmö Stadion, Malmöt
ITV - Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

688

Wednesday, 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1 [0-1]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
BBC - Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking
Notes Eurosport, the satellite television channel, also broadcast every game. Peter Brackley and David Pleat probably provided commentary on England's matches, which were all shown live in the UK.
1996

England

722

Saturday, 8 June 1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
ITV - Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

723

Saturday, 15 June 1996 - Scotland 0 England 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
BBC - John Motson and Trevor Brooking

724

Tuesday, 18 June 1996 - Netherlands 1 England 4 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
ITV - Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

725

Saturday, 22 June 1996 - Spain 0 England 0 [0-0]
AET [0-0] & Penalties [2-4]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
BBC - Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking

726

Wednesday, 26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1 [1-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
BBC - Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking
ITV -
Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson
Notes Only the Netherlands game was shown live by Eurosport, with commentary from Archie Macpherson (possibly with Ray Clemence alongside him). The other games were broadcast in full, but as delayed coverage.
2000

Netherlands

769

Monday, 12 June 2000 - Portugal 3 England 2 [2-2]
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
ITV - Clive Tyldesley and Ron Atkinson
 

Belgium

770

Saturday, 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0 [0-0]
Stade Communal, Charleroi
BBC - John Motson and Trevor Brooking
ITV -
Clive Tyldesley and Ron Atkinson

771

Tuesday, 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3 [2-1]
Stade Communal, Charleroi
BBC - Barry Davies and Mark Lawrenson
Notes Only the Germany game was not shown live by British Eurosport, but it was shown as delayed coverage. Commentary on the Portugal game, and probably the others, was provided by Dave Farrar and Joe Kinnear.
2004

Portugal

814

Sunday, 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa
ITV - Clive Tyldesley and Sir Bobby Robson

815

Thursday, 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Estádio Municipal de Coimbra, Fonteda Cheira, Coimbra
ITV - Clive Tyldesley and Sir Bobby Robson

816

Monday, 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4 [1-2]
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa
BBC - John Motson and Joe Royle

817

Thursday, 24 June 2004 - Portugal 2 England 2 [0-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]

Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa
BBC - John Motson and Joe Royle
Notes BBCi, the interactive service, gave viewers the option of listening to the Radio Five Live commentary team, instead of the television commentators, for the games shown live by the BBC.

Only the Portugal game was shown live by British Eurosport, with commentary possibly from Dave Farrar and Paul Elliott. The other games were shown as delayed coverage.

 2012

Ukraine

906

Monday, 11 June 2012 - France 1 England 1 [1-1]
Donbass Arena, Donets'ka oblast, Donetsk
ITV - Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend

907

Friday, 15 June 2012 - Sweden 2 England 3 [0-1]
Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv
BBC - Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson

908

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0 [0-0]
Donbass Arena, Donets'ka oblast, Donetsk
ITV - Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend

909

Sunday, 24 June 2012 - England 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
AET [0-0] & Penalties [2-4]

Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv
BBC - Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson
Notes The BBC Red Button service gave viewers the option of listening to the Radio Five Live commentary team, instead of the television commentators, for the games shown live by the BBC. For the Sweden game, they were given a further option of an alternative commentary by the Radio One disc-jockeys, Chris Moyles and Dave Vitty.
     

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