Coverage of 24 UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying Matches on

via press release:

Coverage of 24 UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying Matches on ESPN3.comFor the first time,, ESPN’s sports event broadband network in more than 53 million homes and delivering 3,500 events annually, will feature live coverage of 24 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches on Friday, Sept. 3 and Tuesday, Sept. 7.  Beginning tomorrow, the matches on will kick-off a series of 18 match dates through October 2011 for qualifying competition that will determine the 16 teams (from among 51) that will compete in the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine (June 8 – July 1, 2012)


  • Euro 2008 champion and 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Spain will kick-off its defense of the European title at Liechtenstein (also on ESPN Deportes)
  • The top-three teams (Spain, Netherlands and Germany) from the 2010 FIFA World Cup will play their first competitive matches since South Africa
  • Five of the top 10 teams in the FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings will be competing: Spain (1), Netherlands (2), Germany (4), England (7) and Portugal (8)
  • and ESPN Deportes will also combine to televise the international friendly between #1 Spain and #5 Argentina Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. ET
  • ESPN Deportes will air select matches on tape delay.

Schedule (Subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Fri., Sept. 3 11 a.m. Armenia vs. Republic of Ireland
12 p.m. Kazakhstan vs. Turkey
12:30 p.m. Andorra  vs. Russia
1 p.m. Faroe Islands vs. Serbia
2 p.m. Sweden vs. Hungary
2:30 p.m. Slovakia vs. Macedonia
2:30 p.m. Estonia vs. Italy (ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m.)
2:45 p.m. Belgium vs. Germany (ESPN Deportes at 4:45 p.m.)
2:45 p.m. Greece vs. Georgia
2:45 p.m. Liechtenstein vs. Spain / ESPN Deportes
2:45 p.m. San Marino vs. Netherlands
2:45 p.m. Slovenia vs. Northern Ireland
3 p.m. France vs. Belarus
3:45 p.m. Portugal vs. Cyprus
Tues., Sept. 7 2 p.m. Sweden vs. San Marino
2:15 p.m. Denmark vs. Ireland
2:30 p.m. Serbia vs. Slovenia
2:30 p.m. Netherlands vs. Finland (ESPN Deportes at 8 p.m.)
2:30 p.m. Croatia vs. Greece
2:30 p.m. Norway vs. Portugal
2:45 p.m. Republic of Ireland vs. Andorra
2:45 p.m. Germany vs. Azerbaijan
2:45 p.m. Switzerland vs. England (ESPN Deportes at 6 p.m.)
3 p.m. Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. France
4 p.m. Argentina vs. Spain (International friendly) / ESPN Deportes
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