England matches to be shown on new channel as Channel 4 lose rights | The Sun

ITV have won back the rights to show England men's matches.

The broadcaster has agreed a four-year deal to take over the responsibility from Channel 4.

ITV will take over the rights from September 2024 once Channel 4's agreement ends.

The broadcaster will show all the men's matches outside of the major tournaments such as the World Cup and Euros.

The deal includes friendlies, qualifiers and Nations League matches.

The channel is no stranger to showing England matches having shared the coverage with Sky Sports until last year.


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Channel 4 then took the rights for the Nations League and European Qualifiers until Euro 2024.

When Euro 2024 starts ITV will share the coverage rights with the BBC as they usually do for major tournaments.

The move has been hailed by bosses at the broadcaster.

Niall Sloane, ITV director of sport, said: “We’re delighted to bring the England men’s team back to ITV, which keeps coverage of their progress between major tournaments on free to air television.

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"We have an experienced team here who are looking forward to bringing viewers all the action and insight from England’s qualification campaigns in the coming years."

Coverage will include Jude Bellingham and Co trying to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, which will be hosted by the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Qualification for Euro 2028 will also be shown.

The Three Lions have been in fine form and look set to qualify for Euro 2024 in Germany next year.

Gareth Southgate's side have won four from their opening five qualifiers leaving them top of the group.

Last time out England were held to a 1-1 draw by third-placed Ukraine.

During Channel 4's coverage of the match fans were left fuming as a technical blunder left them watching a black screen.

England followed up that result with a 3-1 win over Scotland in a friendly match at Hampden Park.

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