ITV has revealed the trailer for its full coverage of Euro 96, which starts on May 11 on ITV4 and on the ITV Hub streaming service.
With Euro 2020 postponed for twelve months, ITV Hub has raided the archives to provide football fans with a slice of sports nostalgia as the platform unearths every match from 1996’s tournament, hosted in England, for Euro 96 Relived.
Airing from May 11, ITV Hub takes a trip down sporting memory lane and will transmit all 31 games from one of the most closely contested tournaments in recent history.
In addition, ITV4 will also show the five games that featured the England football team in some of their most memorable head to heads, as well as the final between Germany and the Czech Republic.
During Euro 96 Relived, football fans will be able to relive the drama from the epic Summer of ’96, during which host nation England fought to bring the trophy back home, with a squad made up of sporting legends Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer, David Seaman, Stuart Pearce and Teddy Sheringham.
1996 was the last time England reached the semi-finals of the European Championships and remains fondly remembered thanks to Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds’ chart-topping anthem Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home), which soundtracks the television version of ITV’s new trailer, which has been produced by ITV Creative.
In the absence of live football, the lead-in to the tournament features a series of classic big matches returning to ITV’s main channel from Saturday May 2, including the 1987 FA Cup final, with Coventry City taking on Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal v Man United in the 1979 FA Cup final, the 1989 Liverpool v Arsenal title decider, England v Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup, and England’s game against Colombia in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ed Ross, ITV’s Marketing Controller, said: “This trailer should give fans a taste of the atmosphere surrounding one of this country’s all-time great sporting events, Euro 96.
“With no football to look forward to in the near future, we’re aiming to bring back some of the fun, anticipation and celebration of that sunny summer for fans to enjoy at home.”