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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  

424

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

425

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


1980

544

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

545

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

546

Wednesday, 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2 [0-1]
Stadio San Paolo, Napoli 
 


1988

636

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

637

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


1992

686

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

687

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

688

Wednesday, 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1 [0-1]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna
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

all at Wembley Stadium, Wembley

722

Saturday, 8 June 1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-0]    Brian Moore and Kevin Keegan

723

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

724

Tuesday, 18 June 1996 - Netherlands 1 England 4 [0-1]    Brian Moore and Kevin Keegan

725

Saturday, 22 June 1996 - Spain 0 England 0 [0-0]
AET [0-0] & Penalties [2-4]
Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking   

726

Wednesday, 26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1 [1-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]
Brian Moore and Kevin Keegan
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

769

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

770

Saturday, 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0 [0-0]
Stade Communal, Charleroi
John Motson and Trevor Brooking

771

Tuesday, 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3 [2-1]
Stade Communal, Charleroi
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

814

Sunday, 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estadio do SL Benfica, Lisboa
  Clive Tyldesley and Sir Bobby Robson

815

Thursday, 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Estadio Municipal de Coimbra, Coimbra
 

816

Monday, 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4 [1-2]
Estadio do SL Benfica, Lisboa
John Motson and Joe Royle  

817

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

Estadio do SL Benfica, Lisboa
 
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

906

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

907

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

908

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0 [0-0]
Donbass Arena, Donetsk
  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, Kyiv
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.


2016
956 Saturday, 11 June 2016 - Russia 1 England 1 [0-0]
Le Stade V´┐Żlodrome, Saint-Giniez, Marseille
  Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle
957 Thursday, 16 June 2016 - England 2 Wales 1 [0-1]
Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Avenue Alfred Maes, L
ens
Guy Mowbray, Robbie Savage and Martin Keown  
958 Monday, 20 June 2016 - England 0 Slovakia 0 [0-0]
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
  Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle
959 Monday, 27 June 2016 - England 1 Iceland 2 [1-2]
Allianz Riviera, Saint-Isodore, Nice
(33,901)
 
Notes For the Wales game, the BBC Red Button service gave viewers the choice of listening to the Radio Five Live or Radio Wales commentary team, instead of the television commentators.

S4C, the Welsh-language channel, also broadcast the Wales game live, with commentary from Nic Parry and Malcolm Allen.

 

 

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