Euro 2012: how to follow the tournament on the BBC

The 2012 Uefa European Football Championship begins on Friday, 8 June and the BBC will bring you comprehensive coverage of the tournament on all of its platforms.


The BBC will show a guaranteed 16 live matches, including a potential England quarter-final, both semi-finals and the final.

Gary Lineker will lead the coverage on BBC One and BBC HD and will be joined in the studio by Match of the Day regulars Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon.

The team will also be joined by former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf for the group stages, while Germany World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann will join the team later in the tournament.

Guy Mowbray, Simon Brotherton, Jonathan Pearce and Steve Wilson make up our commentary team in Poland and Ukraine.

Jake Humphrey will be on location to capture the excitement of the tournament, with Dan Walker providing further reports from on site.

Gabby Logan will bring all the news and updates direct from the England camp, while Damian Johnson will be following the Republic of Ireland team.

Match of the Day 2 presenter Colin Murray hosts the regular highlights shows.

During the tournament there will be a special series of 10 World Football Focus programmes from the host countries presented by Dan Walker - available on BBC World News, online and via the Red Button.

The BBC News Channel will also bring you regular sports news updates from Euro 2012 throughout the day and in the Sportsday programme at 18:30 BST.


Every match will be covered live on BBC Radio 5 live, with 5 live sports extra sharing the coverage on the days of the final round of group matches, which start at the same time

Mark Pougatch is the presenter in Poland and Ukraine, with Mark Chapman and Colin Murray hosting 5 live programmes from the Salford studios.

Alan Green and Mike Ingham lead the radio commentary team - and they will be joined by analysts Chris Waddle, Graham Taylor, Danny Mills, Pat Nevin, Kevin Kilbane and Jan Molby. A numer of other special guests will also be on hand throughout the tournament.

Nicky Campbell will be also following England for 5 live Breakfast.


For reports, latest news, reaction, analysis and live streaming of every BBC match go

In addition, there will be video clips of goals and highlights from every game, while the iPlayer will allow users to watch live BBC games online up to seven days after transmission.

Once the games kick off, the online tournament tracker will allow users to see at a glance how their team is progressing with fixtures, results and tables all in one place.

BBC Football pundit Mark Lawrenson has assessed the chances of the 16 teams in an in-depth video guide.

Sportsday Euro 2012 special will keep fans updated from 08:00 BST to kick off with running commentary, news and interaction throughout the day. Our dedicated match coverage will start with a daily live text commentary from 15:30 BST

Chief football writer Phil McNulty will provide comment and analysis throughout the tournament from Poland and Ukraine alongside the regular line-up of BBC Sport pundits and commentators.

The Red Button will offer match highlights, previews, reaction, audio options and analysis throughout the tournament.

The TiVo-Connected TV platform will also be in operation for Euro 2012 with 12 on-demand news clips and live streams.


You can also follow Euro 2012 on your mobile devices where you can read all the latest news, reports and check out the live scores, fixtures and tables.


Join the conversation on Twitter!

There will be daily Q & A sessions during Sportsday Live online and when matches are taking place use the hashtag #bbcfootball to feed into our live text commentaries and get involved with your views about the big talking points.