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Football, like the rest of us, is actually coming home this summer after all!
Because of Covid-19 we're all stuck inside at the moment and there's no football to keep us entertained, at least not until the end of April.
With the league season likely to take up the summer there's no Euros tournament this summer and we have to wait until next year instead.
However don't fear as ITV are here to save us. The ITV Hub will show every game from the tournament and on ITV4 you'll be able to enjoy all five of England's games in the tournament and the final.
Football's coming home as the ITV Hub unearths Euro 96. Airing from May, ITV Hub takes a trip down sporting memory lane and will air all 31 games from one of the most closely contested tournaments in recent history. https://t.co/KqoY1ZCfk5 pic.twitter.com/Hq5y29VStQ- ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) March 27, 2020
The tournament 24 years ago was the most recent hosted in England and the country was supposed to finally host more major tournament games this summer with all of the Three Lions group games due to take place at Wembley, as well as one last 16 game, both semi finals and the final.
In 96 Terry Venables side along with the original Three Lions song by Baddiel and Skinner brought the country together and the team reached the semi-final.
They played Scotland in the group, where Paul Gascoigne scored a brilliant goal, battered Netherlands and beat Spain on penalties, before a dramatic game against foes Germany in the last four.
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, ITV said, "Nothing brings the country together like Euro fever, and with this year's tournament postponed to 2021, we're giving our audience a chance to relive one of the all-time great sporting events, Euro '96. Thanks to the ITV Hub and ITV4, there'll be no shortage of vintage football classics for fans to indulge in over the next few months."
The TV provider revealed the news on their website saying, "Airing from May, ITV Hub takes a trip down sporting memory lane and will air all 31 games from one of the most closely contested tournaments in recent history.
"In addition, ITV4 will also play out 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.
"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 Alan Shearer, David Seaman, Paul Gascoigne, Sol Campbell and Teddy Sheringham."
It's about time we had some good news.
All together now..."IT'S COMING HOME...."
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