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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.

European Championship Finals 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)
European Championship Finals 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
European Championship Finals 1988

West Germany

636

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

637

Wednesday 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3 [0-1]
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
BBC - John Motson and Jimmy Hill
European Championship Finals 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.
European Championship Finals 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.
European Championship Finals 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.
European Championship Finals 2004

Portugal

814

Sunday 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
ITV - Clive Tyldesley and Sir Bobby Robson

815

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

816

Monday 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4 [1-2]
Estádio da Luz, 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 da Luz, 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.

European Championship Finals 2012

Ukraine

906

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

907

Friday 15 June 2012 - Sweden 2 England 3 [0-1]
Natsional’nyĭ Sportyvnyĭ Kompleks, Kyiv
BBC - Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson

908

Tuesday 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0 [0-0]
Donbass Arena, 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’nyĭ Sportyvnyĭ Kompleks, 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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