The top eight European under-21 teams will compete in Israel beginning tomorrow in the 2013 edition of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. TSN and TSN2 will have have all 12 group stage games live, as well as the two semi-finals and the final on June 18.
The schedule and press release can be found below. One very interesting thing to note is that former The Score football host Kristian Jack has joined TSN for their coverage to provide in-depth analysis. Since Rogers took over The Score and ‘The Footy Show’ disappeared from the airwaves, KJ had all but vanished apart from his occasional blog post. With James Sharman joining Fox Soccer News/Soccer Central, I presumed KJ wouldn’t be far behind, but for whatever reason, that never materialized. A shame really, as in my opinion, Jack is the best football analysts on Canadian television.
Wednesday, June 5
Israel vs. Norway – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
England vs. Italy – 2:15 p.m. ET on TSN
Thursday, June 6
Spain vs. Russia – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
Netherlands vs. Germany – 2:15 p.m. ET on TSN
Saturday, June 8
England vs. Norway – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
Italy vs. Israel – 2:15 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, June 9
Netherlands vs. Russia – 4 p.m. ET on TSN
Germany vs. Spain – 6 p.m. ET on TSN2
Tuesday, June 11
Israel vs. England – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN
Norway vs. Italy – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
Wednesday, June 12
Spain vs. Netherlands – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN
Russia vs. Germany – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, June 15
Semifinal 1 – 11:15 a.m. ET on TSN2
Semifinal 2 – 2:15 p.m. ET on TSN2
Tuesday, June 18
Final – 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN
TSN and TSN2 deliver 15 games from the 2013 UEFA EURO UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP, which features Europe’s top eight U-21 teams battling for continental bragging rights. Coverage begins tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5) at 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN2 with host Israel vs. Norway. In total, TSN and TSN2 will broadcast every round-robin game, plus the semifinals and Final, airing Tuesday, June 18 at 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN.
Live coverage of the 2013 UEFA EURO UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP is also available on TSN Mobile TV and in French on RDS and RDS2.
TSN’s Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Vic Rauter lead TSN’s studio coverage of the 2013 UEFA EURO UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP, breaking down all the action during pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows. Analysts Nick Dasovic and Kristian Jack are also in the TSN Studio to provide in-depth analysis of the 2013 UEFA EURO UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP.
The 2013 UEFA EURO UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP features England, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, and defending champion Spain. Held every two years, the UEFA EURO UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP showcases the game’s next generation of stars. Previous tournaments have featured some of the biggest names in soccer, including France’s Zinédine Zidane, Portugal’s Luís Figo, Spain’s Raúl González, and England’s Frank Lampard.
TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN app for iPhone and iPad – will have all the latest highlights, scores, and news throughout the tournament.