Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Mark Chapman will lead coverage across TV and Radio and will be joined by a host of former England, Scotland and Wales stars, including Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Alex Scott, Micah Richards, Ashley Williams, Mark Hughes, Shelley Kerr and James McFadden.
Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Jurgen Klinsmann, winners of the European Championships spanning from 1996 to 2012, join the team. These decorated players will bring their international experience and insight to audiences , as all know what it takes to win the tournament and lift the trophy.
A massive opening weekend on BBC One and BBC iPlayer starts with the first game of the championship between Turkey and Italy on Friday, June 11, followed by Wales v Switzerland on the Saturday, England v Croatia on Sunday and ending with Scotland v Czech Republic and Spain v Sweden on the Monday, giving audiences the first opportunity to see all home nations sides in action.
Steve Crossman and Emma Saunders will join Mark Chapman in fronting 5 Live’s coverage of every game from the Euros. On board for co-commentary duties are former England internationals Karen Carney and Chris Waddle. Pat Nevin and Charlie Adam will focus on Scotland, while Nathan Blake and James Collins will be at the heart of the Wales coverage.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Daily Euros podcast will be your essential Euros listening every day on BBC Sounds with all the analysis, best interviews and behind the scenes insight. Starting on June 1, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards will also kick off a Euros-themed Match of the Day: Top 10, whilst Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark return to BBC Sounds with That Peter Crouch Euros Podcast.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, says: “The past year has been very challenging for everyone, having to change the way we work and go about our daily lives. After patiently waiting, the first of this summer’s major sporting events is now on the horizon and the BBC is ready to deliver another memorable football tournament, making sure audiences are entertained from start to finish.
“Three of our home nations are all in action on the BBC during the opening weekend, along with an array of the finest European talent on display throughout the Championship. All coverage will be brought to viewers and listeners by an unrivalled line up of the best presenters and experts who can offer that unique insight, analysis and entertainment.”
Starting with the Euro 2020 preview show on Wednesday 9 June, right through until the final on Sunday 11 July, all of the action will be on the BBC with 25 live games across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. Highlights of non-live games and selected replayed matches will be available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer throughout the tournament, alongside BBC Radio 5 Live’s coverage of all 51 games from the competition.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Daily Euros podcast will be your essential Euros listening every day on BBC Sounds with all the analysis, best interviews and behind the scenes insight. Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark also return to BBC Sounds with That Peter Crouch Euros Podcast.