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Wednesday 22 March 2023

Steven Gerrard, Jill Scott and Joe Cole join up top host on Channel 4 for England EURO qualifiers against Italy & Ukraine

For its coverage of England's EURO 2024 qualifying matches, Channel 4 will be joined by former England stars Steven Gerrard, Jill Scott, and Joe Cole.

The presentation crew for Channel 4's live and exclusive coverage of all eight of England's 2023 European Championship qualifying matches will always include Scott and Cole.

Scott and Cole will be joined by former England captain Gerrard for England's opening two games against Italy on Thursday (23 March) and Ukraine on Sunday. (26 March).

Jules Breach will lead the presenting line up for both opening fixtures, while Steve Bower will provide commentary and Kelly Somers will report from pitch side.

Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4, expressed excitement about the upcoming match, stating that it will be England's first since their devastating defeat against France. He added that Italy will be eager to prove themselves after missing out on the World Cup. Katz also expressed delight at having Steven Gerrard, Jill Scott, and Joe Cole provide insights into the pressure that Harry Kane and the team will face.

The Italy game will kick off at 7:45 PM, with Channel 4's coverage starting at 7 PM. The opening home EURO qualifier against Ukraine will begin at 5 PM, with coverage on Channel 4 from 4 PM.

Channel 4 has secured rights to live coverage of all of England's UEFA 2024 EURO qualifying matches and two friendlies scheduled for this year. Additionally, the channel has rights to broadcast four England matches in 2024, including EURO qualifiers or friendlies, depending on qualification.

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