Italy Stand Between England and Their First Ever European Championship: What TV Channel is the Game On?
England Face Their Toughest Challenge Yet
The Three Lions’ Euro 2020 campaign has been fantastic so far.
The group stage saw them go unbeaten, emerging with seven points and no goals conceded.
England then built on this in their first knockout match, emerging victorious against 2014 World Cup winners Germany in what turned out to be a relatively comfortable game.
After easing past Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-finals, the Three Lions faced their toughest challenge yet in Denmark. The Danes put up a valiant fight, opening the scoring with the tournament’s first goal from a direct free-kick, but, with striking resemblance to England’s 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia, the team who took the lead with a first-half free-kick ended up losing in extra-time.
Now, Gareth Southgate’s men must face Italy, who have already beaten the likes of Belgium and Spain, in the biggest sporting event of the year.
Which Channel Has Broadcasted England’s Best Performances?
BBC One has played televised host to England’s most impressive performances during this year’s Euros.
The channel broadcasted the Three Lions’ solid start to the competition where they beat 2018’s World Cup finalists Croatia 1-0, and then showed their round-of-16 and quarter-final fixtures, which England won 2-0 and 4-0 respectively.
Meanwhile, the Three Lions have seen less success when their matches have been screened on ITV.
ITV aired Southgate’s side’s dull 0-0 draw with Scotland–the only match thus far that they have failed to win–followed by their 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic and the nervy 2-1 semi-final triumph over Denmark.
What Channel is England vs Italy On?
In the United Kingdom, the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy will be shown both on BBC One, whose coverage is scheduled to start at 7 pm, and ITV, with their build-up to the match starting at 6:30 pm. It is also available to stream live on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.
With England’s knockout games having seen a steady rise in viewership, the semi-final against Denmark attracting over 27 million viewers at its peak in the most-watched televised event of the year, it is reasonable to expect that the final will be even more popular.