Channel 4 secures rights to UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Channel 4 has won the exclusive free to air UK television rights to show all England and Scotland football matches at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.
England and Scotland have been drawn in the same group and face each other in their opening match on 19 July at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in Holland with the game being shown live on Channel 4.
The two home nations will also face Spain and Portugal in Group D which will see the winner and runner up going through to the knock out stages. The tournament opens with the host nation the Netherlands taking on Norway on 16 July.
Speaking of the announcement made at Channel 4’s Upfront 2017 event, Stephen Lyle, Commissioning Editor, Sport said: “We’re thrilled to have secured the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 on Channel 4. With Scotland there for the first time and England’s Lionesses at the top of their game, I believe this tournament is going to be one of the sporting highlights of the summer.”
Of the 16 teams in the tournament, Scotland are currently ranked 11th while England’s Lionesses are ranked third behind the current holders Germany and second placed France.
If both home nations make it through the group stage, the only way they could meet again would be in the final which will be shown live on Channel 4 on 6th August. England are among the favourites to win the tournament having reached the semi-finals of last year’s FIFA World Cup in Canada where they finished third.
There will also be live coverage of at least one semi-final on 3 August and full details of all the matches to be broadcast live will be revealed nearer to the tournament which will present an exciting sponsorship opportunity on Channel 4.