No Euro 2020? No problem! England fans can get their football fix this summer with ITV Hub delving into their archives to show every match from Euro 96 from May.
Fans can look back at all the remarkable moments involving Gazza, El Tel in the ‘Football’s Coming Home’ series that will air all 31 matches from the tournament played in England, which was won by Germany.
It was a wonderful time to be an England fan even though the Three Lions didn’t win the tournament
Who doesn’t want to see Paul Gascoigne’s hilarious dentist chair celebration again?
The tournament was won by the usually dependable Germany
ITV4 will also show England’s five games – including the memorable 4-1 Wembley win against the Netherlands – and the final between Germany and the Czech Republic.
Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions at ITV, said: “Nothing brings the country together like Euro fever, and with this year’s tournament postponed to 2021, we’re giving our audience a chance to relive one of the all-time great sporting events, Euro 96.
“Thanks to the ITV Hub and ITV4, there’ll be no shortage of vintage football classics for fans to indulge in over the next few months.”
A summer to remember saw star player Paul Gascoigne and manager Terry Venables – known as El Tel from his time in charge of Barcelona – come so close to steering England to a first major title since the 1966 World Cup.
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Alan Shearer, David Seaman, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham and current England boss Gareth Southgate were also part of a squad beaten by Germany in a semi-final penalty shoot-out.
The soundtrack to the tournament, of course, was David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds’ chart-topping anthem ‘Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)’.
Perhaps it will be a summer to remember after all as football is coming to YOUR home…