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C4 takes over UEFA Womens Euro coverage

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, taking the rights from the BBC.

The last event in 2013 was broadcast on the now closed BBC Three linear channel. The BBC was outbid for the latest rights.

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.”

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.