As always, the BBC and ITV experts’ unveiling for the tournament is met with enthusiasm and intrigue, as viewers prepare to see which former players, managers, pundits and presenters will guide us through the agony and l ecstasy of the great international tournament. , with three home countries – Scotland, England and Wales – entering Euro 2000 filled with dreams of an unforgettable summer.
Scotland will face the Czech Republic in their tournament opener on June 14, with the game live on BBC One and iPlayer, while compatriot England, who are in the same squad as the team by Steve Clarke, will face opponents in Group D on June 13. with the game also on BBC One and iPlayer.
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Who are the BBC experts?
James McFadden, scorer of many memorable goals for Scotland, joins former Scotland Women head coach Shelley Kerr and current Dundee midfielder Charlie Adam as part of a trio of popular Scottish experts.
They will be alongside former English heroes Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand. Football Focus’s new host Alex Scott is also part of the BBC’s expert squad. However, the chemistry between Sky Sports’ Micah Richards and Roy Keane will be torn apart this summer, with the former Manchester City returning to join the BBC squad’s cover. tournament.
Former Welsh captain Ashley Williams joins Mark Hughes as part of the Welsh contingent of Euro experts.
Elsewhere, the BBC invited football legends Jurgen Klinsmann and Cesc Fabregas to the tournament as part of their team of experts.
Meanwhile, Scotsman Eilidh Barbour will join Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman on the BBC’s presentation team.
Who are the ITV experts?
The channel has brought in the big guns for this year’s tournament, with a host of stellar names lined up for Euro 2020.
Former Rangers legend Graeme Souness will be Scotland’s representative on the panel throughout the tournament, although ITV has confirmed that former Celtic duo Scott Brown and John Collins will join the panel during the tournament, in especially during their coverage of England against Scotland on June 18.
As mentioned, Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been separated from his right-hand man Micah Richards and will join former Red Devils teammate and Sky Sports favorite Gary Neville at the tournament for ITV.
Women’s Super League-winning manager Emma Hayes will also be part of the punditry squad, alongside striking former Lionesses star Eni Aluko.
Other experts will include former European champion and World Cup winner Patrick Vieira, former Welsh stars Robert Earnshaw and Joe Ledley, Nadia Nadim, Nigel de Jong and Andros Townsend.
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