TV Report: Euros will return on ESPN

Euro 2000, which will be played across 13 European nations, will be aired on ESPN, which acquired the English-language rights. The network also acquired the rights to European qualifying to the 2022 World Cup and Euro 2020. In 2013, ESPN acquired sub-licensing rights to World Cup 2018 qualifying in Europe from Fox Sports.

Additionally, the deal grants ESPN the rights to two editions of the newly created UEFA Nations League for national teams, which will be divided into four divisions according to their ranking. The 12 teams in the top division will compete to participate in the UEFA Nations League final four. The first edition of the UEFA Nations League will start in September 2018 and the first UEFA Nations League finals will be played in June 2019.
“The UEFA European Football Championship is one of the marquee events in international football and as fans in the U.S. continue to follow the sport overseas, the interest in this tournament will only get stronger,” Scott Guglielmino, ESPN senior vice president, programming and acquisitions, said in a statement. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with UEFA and our commitment to presenting world-class global football events on our networks and across our media platforms.”
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