Football

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Sweden v England

England travel to Sweden hoping to avoid a repeat of the farcical scenes in Warsaw last time round. Roy Hodgson will have a further opportunity to experiment with his line up ahead of the key World Cup qualifiers in the spring. Adrian Chiles is joined in the studio by Roy Keane, Gareth Southgate and Lee Dixon. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Friday, 12 October 2012, 7:30PM – 10:10PM

England v San Marino:

Adrian Chiles is joined by Roy Keane, Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate for live coverage of England’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino from Wembley.

The two sides met in 1993 when San Marino famously went ahead after just 8 seconds- England did go on to win 7-1 that day but manager Graham Taylor resigned shortly after, as his side failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup.

Current boss Roy Hodgson will have to make do without John Terry after his retirement, but he’ll be hoping there won’t be too much defending to do against the group minnows. With commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 7:30PM – 10:10PM

Less then three months after the two teams met at the European Championships, England take on Ukraine in their second World Cup qualifier.

Roy Hodgson’s men were lucky 1-0 winners in Donetsk in June- Marko Devic’s shot crossed the line but the Ukrainians were denied a goal by the Hungarian referee.

England will have to make do without their goal-scorer that day- Wayne Rooney- he misses out through injury.

Join Adrian Chiles from Wembley with guests Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate. With commentary from Andy Townsend and Clive Tyldesley. (Kick off at 8pm.)

Friday, 7 September 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

The Road to Brazil begins for England against Moldova in this opening World Cup 2014 Qualifier in Chisinau.

Roy Hodgson’s England team gained an impressive victory against Italy last month but the serious business of qualification begins tonight.

Adrian Chiles is joined by Gareth Southgate and Lee Dixon. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Friday, 31 August 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of the UEFA Super Cup between Champions League winners Chelsea and Europa League winners Atletico Madrid at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.

Fernando Torres will relish the opportunity to play against one of his former clubs as the Chelsea striker seeks to recapture the form that made him one of the most feared strikers in Europe.
Atletico Madrid will be looking to lift the Super Cup for the second time in three seasons.

Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Friday, 8 June 2012, 7:15PM – 10:00PM

Russia v Czech Republic.

Adrian Chiles is joined by Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira and Gareth Southgate in Warsaw’s picturesque Old Town on the opening day of the European Championship Finals.

Expect a feast of football in Poland and Ukraine this month as Europe’s finest battle it out for the Euro 2012 title.

Russia and the Czech Republic meet in Wroclaw with both teams laying claim to a rich history in the tournament. The former Soviet Union won the first competition in 1960 and also finished runners-up a further three-times. Four years ago Andrei Arshavin was the inspiration as Russia reached the semi-finals.

The former Czechoslovakia won the 1976 European Championship while the Czech Republic reached the Final at Wembley in 1996 and were semi-finalists at Euro 2004 in Portugal.

Petr Cech, one of the heroes in Chelsea’s Champions League success last month, is sure to play a key role for the Czech Republic.

Commentary from Peter Drury and Jim Beglin.

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 4:30PM – 7:30PM

Roy Hodgson’s England face Belgium in their final Euro 2012 warm-up in front of nearly 90,000 fans at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.

Adrian Chiles is joined by Gareth Southgate, Peter Reid and Roy Keane for Hodgson’s second game in charge of the national team.

Captain Steven Gerrard and the team will want to head to Poland and Ukraine on a high. But Belgium will offer stiff opposition including Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and the much sought-after Lille midfielder Eden Hazard in their ranks.

Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Saturday, 26 May 2012, 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Norway v England:

England start life under new manager Roy Hodgson as they play Norway at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo. Adrian Chiles is joined by Gareth Southgate, Peter Reid and Roy Keane.

Hodgson will be looking for a positive start that can also act as a springboard for England’s Euro 2012 campaign. The new boss only has two friendlies in which to finalise his plans for the upcoming tournament.

Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 7:30PM – 10:10PM

England v Sweden: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of England’s international friendly with Sweden at Wembley Stadium. 

Both sides have secured their places at Euro 2012 next summer and regard tonight’s match as vital preparation in the build-up to the Finals in Poland and Ukraine. 

The two sides have not met since a pulsating 2-2 draw at the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany when Joe Cole scored one of the goals of the tournament. Much has changed since then, but Fabio Capello knows the importance of a morale-boosting performance in England’s final international of 2011. 

Commentary from Peter Drury and Andy Townsend. 

Saturday, 12 November 2011, 4:45PM – 7:15PM

England v Spain: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of this much anticipated international friendly between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium. 

Fabio Capello’s men face the toughest of tests in their first game since securing qualification to the European Championship Finals next summer. 

Spain, the reigning world and European champions, boast a host of stars. The Barcelona trio of David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Xavi will relish a return to Wembley, the scene of Barcelona’s impressive Champions League triumph six months ago. 

Capello has promised to blood new players in the build-up to Euro 2012. A key consideration tonight though is how much he dares to experiment against the mighty Spain. 

Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. 

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