HAVANA (AP) – FOX Soccer today announced its coverage plans for the 2012 UEFA European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. Featuring the top 16 European international teams, the prestigious tournament begins on June 8 when Poland hosts Greece in Warsaw. FOX Soccer provides blanket coverage of the 14th installment of the competition, with on-the-ground analysis throughout the tournament live from Europe.
The network's multiplatform approach is spearheaded by FOX Soccer Report (FSR), America's only nightly global soccer highlight and analysis show, with daily content coming directly from Europe. Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl is on the ground for FSR, providing broadcast commentary alon gside Sky Sports lead reporter Geoff Shreeves. Additionally, FOXSoccer.com leads the way as America's most-visited soccer website, providing a full slate of editorial and MatchTrax coverage to compliment its European Championship interactive guide and tournament bracket.
FSR's Euro coverage begins on Sunday, June 3 through the tournament final on July 1. FOX Soccer lead studio host Rob Stone and analyst Warren Barton combine with FSR's traditional cast of Bobby McMahon, Michelle Lissel, Eoin O'Callaghan and Asa Rahman. FOX Soccer analyst Keith Costigan kicks off coverage in Gdansk as Euro 2012 gets underway.
Fans can send in their most creative tweet using the hashtag #FOXSoccerMVP to receive a spot on the luxury bus. Click here for the official rules
FOX Soccer MVP , Mobile Viewing Party, is a unique soccer experience unlike any other surrounding the European Championship. This initiative brings the tournament directly to eight major American cities (11 events), where the fans can watch the top European National Teams on a FOX Soccer-branded luxury VIP busses.
MVP begins the day at FOX Soccer designated pubs before departing to cruise around the city while watching the best Euro matches via streaming satellite. Wifi is available for easy social media access, along with complimentary food and drinks throughout the day.
The full match schedule is listed below:
JUNE 8: New York City GM: Poland v Greece
JUNE 10: Boston GM: Spain v Italy
JUNE 11: New York City GM: France v England
JUNE 13: Philadelphia GM: Holland v Germany
JUNE 15: Washington D.C. GM: Sweden v England
JUNE 16: Washington D.C. GM: Czech Republic v Poland
JUNE 18: Portland GM: Croatia v Spain
JUNE 22: Los Angeles Winners Group B play Runner-Up Group A
JUNE 24: San Diego Winners Group B play Runner-Up Group A
JUNE 26: Los Angeles Winner QF2 v Winners QF4
JULY 1: San Francisco Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
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