Euro 96 revisited as ITV unveil trailer ahead of showing tournament in full

This summer's European Championships might have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, but ITV are still giving fans their tournament fix this summer.

The Euros will now take place next summer in 12 cities across the continent, culminating in the final at London's Wembley Stadium on July 11 next year.

It means football fans will have to wait another 12 months to see some of Europe's best players go toe-to-toe and has left broadcasters with hours of airtime to fill.

But in an effort to fill the void left by the postponement, ITV appear to have come across an ingenious solution – by showing Euro 96 again in its entirety.

With England hosting the competition that year, the 16-team tournament created a host of iconic moments from Paul Gascoigne's goal and celebration against Scotland to Gareth Southgate's woe after missing in the penalty shootout loss to Germany.

ITV will begin showing the competition again from May 11, with all 31 matches from the competition being broadcast on their ITV Hub service.

In addition, ITV 4 will show all five of England's games from the tournament as well as the final which saw Germany beat the Czech Republic 2-1 after extra time.

And to get fans in the mood for watching the re-run of Euro 96, ITV have released a trailer teasing their coverage.

“This trailer should give fans a taste of the atmosphere surrounding one of this country's all-time great sporting events, Euro 96," said ITV's marketing controller Ed Ross.


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