Euro 2020: BBC to show BOTH England and Wales’ last-16 fixtures

BBC pip ITV to show BOTH England and Wales’ last-16 fixtures at Euro 2020… with broadcaster announcing the two knockout matches will be screened live on BBC One and iPlayer

The BBC will broadcast live coverage of both England and Wales’ last-16 fixtures at Euro 2020.

The Three Lions will return to action on June 29 at Wembley, with kick-off at 5pm, against an opponent which will be revealed tonight – while Wales take on Denmark this Saturday. 

It has now been confirmed that the two matches will be screened on BBC One and iPlayer, with further selections to be announced in due course.    

The BBC has announced it will broadcast both England and Wales' last-16 fixtures at Euro 2020

The BBC has announced it will broadcast both England and Wales’ last-16 fixtures at Euro 2020

Wales will take on Denmark in the first knockout round on Saturday with coverage on BBC One

Wales will take on Denmark in the first knockout round on Saturday with coverage on BBC One

Wales will take on Denmark in the first knockout round on Saturday with coverage on BBC One

Typically the home nations’ games have been shared across the BBC and ITV throughout the tournament, but the latter have missed out on showing England facing the runner-up from Group F.

This is because the BBC had the first and second pick of the games in the first knockout round.

They also hold the advantage for the quarter-final fixtures with the first two picks theirs once again, which is certain to result in four large audiences over the course of a week.

For the semi-finals, which will be held on July 6 and July 7, it is ITV who have the first pick. 

ITV also showed two of England’s group stage games – the goalless draw with Scotland and last night’s 1-0 win against Czech Republic.

Either France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary await Gareth Southgate’s team, in a mouth-watering showdown sure to attract millions of viewers once again. 

Wales, meanwhile, head to Amsterdam next after finishing in second in Group A, behind a formidable-looking Italy. 

ITV are more likely to show the majority of last-16 matches kicking off at 8pm, however, and both they and the BBC will broadcast the final on July 11.

More to follow. 

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