Euro 2012

7:00pm Sunday 1 July on BBC ONE

Gary Lineker hosts live coverage of the final of Euro 2012, which is taking place in the Olympic Stadium, Kiev.

After 30 matches over the past three weeks, just two nations remain in the competition, and now they are playing for the right to be crowned European champions.

Four years ago, Fernando Torres was the hero after his goal in the final against Germany earned Spain their first major title for 44 years. Who will be making the headlines tonight?

Sunday, 1 July 2012, 7:00PM – 10:15PM

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of the Euro 2012 Final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.

After three weeks and 31 games of first class football, the champions of Europe will be crowned.

Four years ago Fernando Torres was the match winner for Spain in the last European Championship Final. Who will steal the glory tonight?

Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

7:00pm Thursday 28 June on BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the second semi-final of Euro 2012 from the Polish capital Warsaw.

The National Stadium was originally scheduled for completion last summer, but delays meant it was the last Euro 2012 venue to be finished.

Holders Spain reached the final in 2008 with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Russia. They met Germany in the final, who had a far harder task against Turkey and squeezed through 3-2.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 7:00PM – 10:00PM

England v Ukraine

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of England’s final group game against co-hosts Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.

Wayne Rooney is available to lead England’s attack following his two-game suspension.

The minimum requirement for Roy Hodgson’s team will be to reach the knockout stages. But Ukraine will be determined to impress their home fans.

It has the makings of a dramatic night of international football.

Jamie Carragher, Gareth Southgate and Roy Keane are the studio guests. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Sunday, 17 June 2012, 7:15PM – 10:00PM

Portugal v Holland:

It’s the last round of matches in Group B as World Cup finalists Holland take on Portugal in Kharkiv.

The Dutch are well fancied but they’ll be wary of a skilful Portuguese side containing the extravagant dribbling talents of Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United’s Nani.

Presented by Adrian Chiles with guests Roy Keane, Roberto Martinez and Patrick Vieira. With commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

11:05pm Tuesday 19 June on BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces highlights of today’s two Euro 2012 games, which see England play Ukraine and Sweden meet France in the final round of Group D matches. Expert analysis comes from Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon.

After sitting out the opening two matches through suspension, Wayne Rooney should be available to return for England in Donetsk. Roy Hodgson’s side will have to be at their best against the tournament co-hosts, who beat the Three Lions towards the end of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. England have never won the European Championship, while Ukraine are taking part in the tournament for the first time.

The day’s other game sees the Swedes take on France in Kiev. Two times European Champions, the French last lifted the trophy in 2000. They endured a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2010, crashing out in the group stage.

With talents such as Karim Benzema, Samir Nasri and Franck Ribery at their disposal, they will be expected to at least reach the quarter-finals this summer. However, Laurent Blanc’s side will have to keep a close eye on Swedish danger man Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who struck 35 goals for AC Milan this season.

7:00pm Monday 18 June on BBC ONE

Manish Bhasin introduces live coverage of the Euro 2012 match between Group C rivals Croatia and Spain.

The Spanish are the reigning World Cup winners and European champions, and are chasing an unprecedented hat-trick of major titles. They qualified with a flawless record, and can call upon some of the finest midfielders in world football, including 2010 hero Andres Iniesta and influential playmaker Xavi.

This will be Croatia’s final tournament under the stewardship of Slaven Bilic, a guitar-playing law graduate familiar to English fans following spells with West Ham and Everton.

At Euro 2008 they suffered a heart-breaking quarter-final exit, with star player Luka Modric missing in a penalty shoot-out defeat to Turkey. The Tottenham star will be desperate to make amends for his country this summer.

7:00pm Monday 18 June on BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents live Euro 2012 coverage as Italy and the Republic of Ireland meet in the final round of Group C games.It will be a special occasion for Ireland’s coach Giovanni Trapattoni, a managerial legend in Italy, who had a four-year spell as coach of the Azzurri.

The Irish will begin as underdogs but will take heart from their friendly win against the Italians last summer. And those with longer memories will recall Ray Houghton’s famous winner against Italy at the 1994 World Cup.

Four-times World Cup winners, Italy have only lifted the European Championship once, although they came desperately close to a second title in 2000, losing in the final to France.

Cesare Prandelli has replaced Marcello Lippi as Italy coach following the disappointing World Cup campaign, and has earned praise for adopting a more attacking approach. Defensively, however, they remain a tough nut to crack, with Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon still as formidable an obstacle as ever.

10:55pm Sunday 17 June on BBC ONE

Colin Murray introduces highlights of today’s two Euro 2012 games, which see Portugal play the Netherlands and Denmark face Germany in the final round of Group B matches.

The Dutch were European champions in 1988, but since then they have not gone further than the semi-finals. The last time they reached that stage was at Euro 2004, when they were eliminated by the Portuguese, losing 2-1 in Lisbon.

There will be no shortage of attacking talent on show in Kharkiv – Holland’s Robin van Persie netted 37 goals for Arsenal this season, with Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a remarkable 60 for Real Madrid.

The other fixture in Group B also has plenty of history. Denmark caused a huge upset by defeating Germany in the final of Euro 92. If they are to cause another surprise, highly-rated Ajax youngster Christian Eriksen could be their key man. Germany were beaten finalists at Euro 2008, but prior to this tournament they were many pundits’ tip to go all the way this summer.

7:10pm Saturday 16 June on BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the Euro 2012 match between Group A rivals Czech Republic and Poland.

The Czechs were finalists at Euro 96, and semi-finalists as recently as 2004, but were not heavily fancied prior to this tournament.

However, with Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech between the posts and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky pulling the strings in midfield, they will be hopeful of at least reaching the knock-out stages.

Co-hosts Poland are the lowest ranked side in the tournament, but Franciszek Smuda’s side boast one of the most sought-after strikers in European football – Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, who scored 30 goals for his club this season.

The Poles have never gone further than the group stage at the European Championship, but they should get plenty of support from a partisan crowd at Wroclaw’s Municipal Stadium.

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