It’s been a long wait since the World Cup in 1998, and the countdown is on to the hotly-anticipated return of tournament football for the Scotland men’s national team.
Broadcasters STV have unveiled their line-up, which includes two of Scotland’s three group stage games, as new research shows one in five Scots (19%) are looking forward to watching Euro 2020 more than any other event this year.
However, Scotland’s first international tournament in over two decades doesn’t excite Scots quite as much as a good old-fashioned cuddle. The ScotPulse survey found that permission to freely hug without social distancing is the most-anticipated event this year (26%).
STV will be showing two of Scotland’s group stage games, including the clash with the Auld Enemy at Wembley on June 18.
STV Sport’s Raman Bhardwaj will front live coverage from 7pm, with expert analysis and insight on the historic clash from David Moyes, Kenny McLean and John Collins.
Sheelagh McLaren will be bringing all the latest developments from the pitch side and Stefani Dailly will be reporting from the Euro Fan Zone in Glasgow Green.
Moyes and McLean re-join Bhardwaj and McLaren at Hampden from 7pm on June 22 for coverage of Scotland’s final group match against Croatia.
Rory Hamilton and Kevin Gallacher will provide commentary for both games, which will also be streamed live and available for catch-up on STV Player.
STV will air and stream an additional 21 matches throughout the tournament, including the final on July 11.
Thr broadcaster will also be airing a documentary, Scotland: We Can Boogie, on June 7, billed as a love letter to Scotland’s national team.
It will see members of the Tartan Army from all walks of life discussing what it means to see Scotland qualifying for its first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.
Bhardwaj said: “It’s almost here! Like every other football fan in the country, I’m counting down the days until that first whistle is blown and our summer of international football finally kicks off.
“With Scotland qualifying, this year’s Euros are going to be the most exciting international tournament the country has experienced for years, and I’m really looking forward to bringing viewers all the action alongside some compelling insight and analysis from STV’s expert pundits.”
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