Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Euro 2020 Coverage

College GameDay’s Rece Davis will lead ESPN’s coverage of the European championship.

With no due respect to the Concacaf Nations League, meaningful international soccer returns from a Covid-induced hiatus with Euro 2020, slated for June 11 to July 11. Hosted in 11 cities across Europe, the European Championship will mark the first major international tournament since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the planet. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Euro 2020 in the U.S., from TV to streaming. 

Aside from some World Cup qualifiers here and there, it’s been two years since major international soccer graced our TV screens and computer monitors. Euro 2020 was postponed to 2021 by the ongoing pandemic, only heightening the anticipation for one of the best international tournaments in the world. 

We’re not going to try to pretend Euro 2020 is the best tournament in the world — like ESPN is trying to do (see promo below) — but it’s at least in the top three soccer tournaments this summer. With that in mind, ESPN and Univision have put forth ambitious game plans to cover the tournament.

How To Watch Euro 2020 In U.S.

The European championship broadcast rights are owned by two entities in the U.S.: ESPN in English and Univision in Spanish. Here’s a brief rundown of where you can find Euro 2020 matches on TV and streaming.

Euro 2020 TV, Streaming Guide

  • Dates: June 11-July 11, 2021
  • TV: ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, Univision, TUDN
  • Streaming: ESPN+, ESPN App, PrendeTV

How To Watch Euro 2020 In U.S. In English

  • TV: ESPN, ESPN2, ABC
  • Streaming: ESPN+, ESPN App

In English, 39 matches will be televised on ESPN, with seven more on ESPN2 and five on ABC. The semifinals and final will all be on ESPN. (A full Euro 2020 TV schedule is available at the bottom of this story.)

Additionally, every Euro 2020 match will be available on the ESPN+ streaming service, perfect for those without a cable TV subscription. ESPN has promiesd each match will include a 30-minute pregame show, halftime studio coverage and postgame analysis. 

ESPN will turn to College GameDay’s Rece Davis as its lead studio host for the Euros. Davis, a 25-year ESPN veteran, hasn’t hosted a soccer tournament for the Worldwide Leader since Euro 2008 and World Cup 2006. Other studio hosts include Kelly Cates of Sky Sports, Sebastian Salazar, Kay Murray and Dalen Cuff. 

Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman will be ESPN’s lead announcer team, for better or worse. Personally, I’d rather the Ian Darke-Stewart Robson or Derek Rae-Efan Ekoku pairings lead ESPN’s coverage, but that does show the depth of broadcasters ESPN has assembled to call the games this summer. Mark Donaldson-Matteo Bonetti and Steve Cangialosi-Alejandro Moreno are the other two pairings. 

ESPN tried to round up a large cast of studio analysts and I’m sorry to report Steve McManaman is one of them. The loud-mouthed Englishman is back with ESPN this summer, but he’s joined by a few players who have actually won World Cups: Italian icon Alessandro Del Piero, 99er Julie Foudy and Germans Jürgen Klinsmann and Sami Khedira. Tim Howard, Kasey Keller, Shaka Hislop, Steve Nicol, Steve Cherundolo and Craig Burley are also among the analysts, as is former referee Mark Clattenburg. ESPN is sending four reporters to Europe: Sam Borden, Martin Ainstein, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Alexis Nunes. 

“Every time ESPN hosts a major soccer tournament, the goal is to assemble an authentic, diverse and accomplished talent roster that can draw from experiences in this tournament, and offer smart analysis based on that perspective,” ESPN coordinating producer Chris Alexopoulos said in a news release. “We are thrilled to welcome back teammates who have been with us since EURO 2008, and excited to introduce some new names to ESPN’s presentation.”

Overall ESPN has assembled a team that should provide superb coverage for Americans eager to watch Euro 2020. The tournament will go head-to-head with Fox’s and Univision’s coverage of the 2021 Copa América.

How To Watch Euro 2020 In U.S. In Spanish

  • TV: Univision, TUDN
  • Streaming: PrendeTV, fuboTV

For those looking for how to watch Euro 2020 in Spanish in the U.S., Univision is the place to be. Or, more precisely, PrendeTV is the place to be for most of the tournament.

PrendeTV is Univision’s new ad-supported streaming service; it will stream 40 of the 51 Euro 2020 matches live. The remaining 11 matches will be on Univision and TUDN, including the semifinals and final.

Like ESPN, Univision has an impressive lineup of talent for the tournament, including analysts Mauro Camoranesi, Carles Puyol and Javier Zanetti. Unlike ESPN, Univision also has the TV rights to this summer’s Copa América, meaning many of its broadcasters will be split between the two competitions.

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver such a prestigious property to our fanáticos by leveraging the power of Univision’s media portfolio,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Univision president of Sports, in a news release. “The EURO is a can’t-miss competition that captivates the entire soccer world, and we are proud to be able to make these matches easily accessible to fans in the U.S.”

Below is the full Euro 2020 TV schedule in the U.S., both English and Spanish. 

How To Watch Euro 2020 — Full TV, Streaming Schedule

Group Stage

Friday, June 11
Group A: Italy vs. Turkey (Rome; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

Saturday, June 12
Group A: Wales vs. Switzerland (Baku; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group B: Denmark vs. Finland (Copenhagen; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group B: Belgium vs. Russia (Saint Petersburg; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ABC, PrendeTV

Sunday, June 13
Group D: England vs. Croatia (London; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group C: Austria vs. North Macedonia (Bucharest; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group C: Netherlands vs. Ukraine (Amsterdam; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Monday, June 14
Group D: Scotland vs. Czech Republic (Glasgow; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group E: Poland vs. Slovakia (Saint Petersburg; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group E: Spain vs. Sweden (Seville; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Tuesday, June 15
Group F: Hungary vs. Portugal (Budapest; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group F: France vs. Germany (Munich; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

Wednesday, June 16
Group B: Finland vs. Russia (Saint Petersburg; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group A: Turkey vs. Wales (Baku; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group A: Italy vs. Switzerland (Rome; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Thursday, June 17
Group C: Ukraine vs. North Macedonia (Bucharest; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group B: Denmark vs. Belgium (Copenhagen; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group C: Netherlands vs. Austria (Amsterdam; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Friday, June 18
Group E: Sweden vs. Slovakia (Saint Petersburg; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group D: Croatia vs. Czech Republic (Glasgow; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group D: England vs. Scotland (London; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Saturday, June 19
Group F: Hungary vs. France (Budapest; 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group F: Portugal vs. Germany (Munich; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN
Group E: Spain vs. Poland (Seville; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ABC, PrendeTV

Sunday, June 20
Group A: Italy vs. Wales (Rome; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN2, PrendeTV
Group A: Switzerland vs. Turkey (Baku; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Monday, June 21
Group C: North Macedonia vs. Netherlands (Amsterdam; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group C: Ukraine vs. Austria (Bucharest; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN2, PrendeTV
Group B: Russia vs. Denmark (Copenhagen; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN2, PrendeTV
Group B: Finland vs. Belgium (Saint Petersburg; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Tuesday, June 22
Group D: Czech Republic vs. England (London; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group D: Croatia vs. Scotland (Glasgow; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN2, PrendeTV

Wednesday, June 23
Group E: Slovakia vs. Spain (Seville; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
Group E: Sweden vs. Poland (Saint Petersburg; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN2, PrendeTV
Group F: Germany vs. Hungary (Munich; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN2, PrendeTV
Group F: Portugal vs. France (Budapest; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

Round Of 16

Saturday, June 26
38 - Denmark vs. Wales (Amsterdam; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
37 - Italy vs. Austria (London; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ABC, PrendeTV

Sunday, June 27
40 - Netherlands vs. Czech Republic (Budapest; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
39 - Belgium vs. Portugal (Seville; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ABC, Univision, TUDN

Monday, June 28
42 - Croatia vs. Spain (Copenhagen; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
41 - France vs. Switzerland (Bucharest; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Tuesday, June 29
44 - England vs. Germany (London; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
43 - Sweden vs. Ukraine (Glasgow; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

Quarterfinals

Friday, July 2
45 - Winners Match 41 vs Winners Match 42 (Saint Petersburg; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV
46 - Winners Match 37 vs Winners Match 39 (Munich; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, PrendeTV

Saturday, July 3
47 - Winners Match 38 vs Winners Match 40 (Baku; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN
48 - Winners Match 43 vs Winners Match 44 (Rome; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ABC, Univision, TUDN

Semifinals

Tuesday, July 6
49 - Winners Match 45 vs Winners Match 46 (London; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

Wednesday, July 7
50 - Winners Match 47 vs Winners Match 48 (London; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

Final

Sunday, July 11
Winners Match 49 vs Winners Match 50 (London; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) - ESPN, Univision, TUDN

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