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Monday 10 June 2024

BBC Scotland to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Scotland’s Euros Journey

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By Jon Donnis

BBC Scotland Sport is set to deliver extensive coverage of Scotland's campaign in the Euros, ensuring fans won't miss a moment of the action in Germany.

BBC One Scotland will broadcast Scotland's second and final group matches. The match against Switzerland in Cologne on June 19 will feature commentary by Liam McLeod and Neil McCann. Highlights will be presented by Jonathan Sutherland, with analysis from McCann on the BBC Scotland channel. For the final group match against Hungary on June 23 in Stuttgart, the same commentary and highlight team will provide comprehensive coverage.

Kenny MacIntyre will present Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland live from Cologne and Stuttgart, with Alasdair Lamont providing live commentary alongside Steven Thompson and Leanne Crichton. The tournament opener against hosts Germany on June 14 will also be covered live from the Allianz Arena in Munich, with commentary by Liam McLeod and insights from Thompson and Crichton. Jonathan Sutherland will present the highlights programme with Neil McCann's analysis.

Throughout the tournament, BBC Scotland Sport will produce a daily Euros podcast and special programs to engage audiences. Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove will bring their unique perspective with three editions of Off the Ball on BBC Radio Scotland during Scotland's group matches.

BBC Spòrs will provide multi-platform content across BBC ALBA, Radio Nan Gaidheal, and BBC Sounds. An Là News with Allan Macleod will feature live inserts and packages from the Scotland team and fans. Coverage of Scotland's group games will be available on Radio Nan Gàidheal with commentary from Alasdair Maclennan and Calum Macdonald. Studio analysis will be anchored by John Morrison, featuring Carrie MacNeil, Stuart Urquhart, and Ruairidh Alasdair Maclennan. The SpòrsCast podcast series will preview the tournament.

Louise Thornton, Head of Commissioning at BBC Scotland, highlighted the importance of the tournament: "There's nothing like a major football tournament to bring audiences together. Our sports teams will have all the live action, news, and views as Scotland looks to progress through the group. In addition to on-pitch action, there'll be plenty of serious and light-hearted analysis in content such as the Euros podcast and Off the Ball. Euros 24 has all the makings of a great occasion, and we're delighted to be with Scotland and the supporters every step of the way."

With a diverse range of programming and in-depth coverage, BBC Scotland ensures that fans will stay connected to every thrilling moment of Scotland's Euros journey.

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