Euro 2012 Fixtures Guide
As a football fan, you won’t want to miss a kick of the important matches in this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament. So, to let you book your days off work, we’ve put together this guide to the most important Euro 2012 fixtures including all of England and Ireland’s matches.
England Euro 2012 fixtures
There’s still hope that England will have a manager in place before their Euro 2012 campaign begins in Donetsk on 11 June.
England’s first fixture is a tricky tie against 1998 world cup winners France. This match kicks off at 5pm on Monday 11 June 2012 and you can currently back Laurent Blanc’s side at 7/4.
England then travel to Kiev for their second Group D match against their tournament nemesis, Sweden. The two sides met in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the World Cup in 2006 and this one kicks off at 7.45pm on Friday 15 June 2012.
England’s final group match is against tournament co-hosts Ukraine. A win in this one is likely to be essential to England’s chances of progress and the teams kick off at 7.45pm on Tuesday 19 June 2012.
Ireland 2012 fixtures
Ireland are dark horses for Euro 2012 and feature in some of the most anticipated matches of the competition.
Giovanni Trappatoni’s side begin their campaign in Poznan with a winnable tie against Croatia. This one kicks off at 7.45pm on Sunday 10 June 2012.
The Irish then move to Gdansk for a daunting match against the reigning European and World Champions, Spain. This is one not to miss and it kicks off at 7.45pm on Thursday 14 June 2012.
Ireland’s final group C match is also a tricky encounter. They face Italy in Poznan at 7.45pm on Monday 18 June 2012.
Other key Euro 2012 fixtures to watch out for
Other group stage matches to watch out for include the tie between two European heavyweights, Italy and Spain. This will affect Ireland’s chances of progress and kicks off at 5pm on Sunday 10 June 2012.
And just a reminder that the Euro 2012 final will be at 7.45pm on Sunday 1 July 2012. Perhaps England will have a manager by then?