Euro 2008

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12 years after the incredible European Championships summer of 1996 in England, the summer of Three Lions, the nation getting behind the national team, the nadir of the 90s football culture, this time the England team have failed to qualify. Steve McClaren’s bumbling team lost to Croatia to get knocked out at the Qualification group stage, the lowest point of English football since failing to qualify for World Cup 94. Nevertheless the BBC and ITV will be there as always, and below is all their coverage details. It starts here.

Blog #1; Broadcast Graphics & Titles

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Day 1; Saturday 7th June
LIVE on BBC OneSwitzerland 0-1 Czech Republic, 5pm (4.30-7pm)
Vienna Studio; Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by John Motson & Mark Bright

ITV1 logo 2010Portugal 2-0 Turkey, 7.45pm (7.15-10pm)
London Studio; Matt Smith with Gary Neville & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & David Pleat. Gabriel Clarke reported, with inserts from Craig Doyle

Day 2; Sunday 8th June
LIVE on BBC OneAustria 0-1 Croatia, 5pm (4.40-7pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Gavin Peacock

LIVE on BBC OneGermany 2-0 Poland, 7.45pm (7.25-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

Day 3; Monday 9th June
LIVE on BBC OneRomania 0-0 France, 5pm (4.45-7pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen & Martin O’Neill. Stadium; Ray Stubbs with Marcel Desailly. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Bright

ITV1 logo 2010Netherlands 3-0 Italy, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Steve Rider with Bolo Zenden & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & David Pleat

Day 4; Tuesday 10th June
LIVE on BBC OneSpain 4-1 Russia, 5pm (4.45-7pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Lee Dixon & Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

ITV1 logo 2010Greece 0-2 Sweden, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Steve Rider with Andy Townsend & Harry Redknapp. Commentary by Peter Drury & Jim Beglin

Day 5; Wednesday 11th June
ITV1 logo 2010Portugal 3-1 Czech Republic, 5pm (4.30-7pm)
Matt Smith with Andy Townsend & David Moyes. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & David Pleat

bbc twoSwitzerland 1-2 Turkey, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Lee Dixon & Alan Shearer. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Bright

Day 6; Thursday 12th June
ITV1 logo 2010Croatia 2-1 Germany, 5pm (4.30-7pm)
Steve Rider with Andy Townsend & Dietmar Hamann. Commentary by Peter Drury & Jim Beglin

LIVE on BBC OneAustria 1-1 Poland, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Martin O’Neill & Alan Shearer. Stadium; Jake Humphrey with Gordon Strachan. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Mark Lawrenson

Day 7; Friday 13th June
ITV1 logo 2010Italy 1-1 Romania, 5pm (4.30-7pm)
Steve Rider with Bolo Zenden & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Jon Champion & David Pleat

LIVE on BBC OneNetherlands 4-1 France, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by John Motson & Mark Lawrenson

Day 8; Saturday 14th June
ITV1 logo 2010Sweden 1-2 Spain, 5pm (4.15-7pm)
Steve Rider with Sam Allardyce & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Jon Champion & David Pleat

ITV1 logo 2010Greece 0-1 Russia, 7.45pm (7.15-10pm)
Steve Rider with Sam Allardyce & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Peter Drury & Jim Beglin

Day 9; Sunday 15th June
ITV1 logo 2010Czech Republic 2-3 Turkey, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Steve Rider with Andy Townsend & David Moyes. Commentary by Jon Champion & Jim Beglin

itv4Switzerland 2-0 Portugal, 7.45pm (7-10pm)
Steve Rider with Andy Townsend & David Moyes. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & David Pleat

Day 10; Monday 16th June
LIVE on BBC OneAustria 0-1 Germany, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce & Mark Lawrenson

BBC_Three_2003Poland 0-1 Croatia, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Jake Humphrey from London with Gordon Strachan & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Guy Mowbray & Gavin Peacock

Day 11; Tuesday 17th June
LIVE on BBC OneFrance 0-2 Italy, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Martin O’Neill. Stadium; Ray Stubbs with Marcel Desailly. Commentary by John Motson & Mark Lawrenson

BBC_Three_2003Netherlands 2-0 Romania, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Jake Humphrey from London with Gordon Strachan & Lee Dixon. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Bright

Day 12; Wednesday 18th June
itv4Greece 1-2 Spain, 7.45pm (7-10pm)
Steve Rider with Andy Townsend & Alan Curbishley. Commentary by Peter Drury & Jim Beglin

ITV1 logo 2010Sweden 0-2 Russia, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Steve Rider with Andy Townsend & Alan Curbishley. Commentary by Jon Champion & David Pleat

KNOCKOUT STAGES – QUARTER FINALS 

Thursday 19th June
ITV1 logo 2010Germany 3-2 Portugal, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Matt Smith with Gary Neville & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & David Pleat

Friday 20th June
LIVE on BBC OneCroatia 1-1 Turkey, 7.45pm (AET, 1-3 on penalties) (7.30-10pm) [Extended to 10.35pm due to Penalties]
Gary Lineker with Martin O’Neill, Alan Shearer & Alan Hansen. Commentary by Steve Wilson & Mark Lawrenson

Saturday 21st June
ITV1 logo 2010Netherlands 1-1 Russia (1-3 AET), 7.45pm (7.30-10pm) [Extended to 10.30pm due to Extra Time]
Matt Smith with Andy Townsend & Sam Allardyce. Commentary by Peter Drury & Jim Beglin

Sunday 22nd June
LIVE on BBC OneSpain 0-0 Italy (AET, 4-2 on penalties), 7.45pm (7.30-10pm) [Extended to 10.30pm due to Penalties]
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Martin O’Neill. Stadium; Ray Stubbs with Marcel Desailly. Commentary by John Motson & Mark Lawrenson

SEMI FINALS

Wednesday 25th June
LIVE on BBC OneGermany 3-2 Turkey, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Martin O’Neill. Stadium; Ray Stubbs with Marcel Desailly. Commentary by John Motson & Mark Lawrenson

Thursday 26th June
ITV1 logo 2010Russia 0-3 Spain, 7.45pm (7.30-10pm)
Steve Rider with Dietmar Hamann & Andy Townsend. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley & David Pleat

THE FINAL

Sunday 29th June
LIVE on BBC OneGermany 0-1 Spain, 7.45pm (6.55-10.15pm)
Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer & Martin O’Neill. Commentary by John Motson & Mark Lawrenson

*ITV did not broadcast the Final Live in 2008; Steve Rider introduced highlights with Andy Townsend. Commentary by Peter Drury & Jim Beglin*

BBC Bar 2004BBC SQUAD
Presenters; Gary Lineker, Ray Stubbs, Adrian Chiles, Jake Humphrey
Pundits; Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer, Lee Dixon, Martin O’Neill, Marcel Desailly,
Commentators; John Motson, Jonathan Pearce, Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Mark Lawrenson, Mark Bright, Gavin Peacock
Reporters; Garth Crooks, Jacqui Oatley, Damian Johnson

ITV_Sport_2005ITV SQUAD
Presenters; Steve Rider, Matt Smith, Craig Doyle
Pundits; Andy Townsend, Gary Neville, Dietmar Hamann, Bolo Zenden, Harry Redknapp, David Moyes, Sam Allardyce, Alan Curbishley
Commentators; Clive Tyldesley, Peter Drury, Jon Champion, Peter Brackley, David Pleat, Jim Beglin
Reporters; Gabriel Clarke, Ned Boulting

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