The BBC has confirmed it will be the home of the 2013 Women’s European Football Championship.
The tournament takes places during July in Sweden with 14 games on BBC Three and 2 on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. BBC Radio 5 Live will also have coverage of all England games. Women’s football is becoming more prominent following the London 2012 games which featured women’s Team GB who performed better than the male team.
Coverage of the 2013 Women’s Euros comes as part of a substantial commitment to women’s football from BBC Sport. On 20 May BBC Sport will broadcast a preview show of the FA Women’s Cup Final on BBC Two and BBC Two HD, with live coverage of the final itself on 26 May.
“We are delighted to provide cross-platform coverage of this summer’s European Championship as well as women’s football in general as the sport continues to grow in popularity.” – Barbara Slater, BBC Director of Sport
Jacqui Oatley, the first female commentator on Match Of The Day and a regular reporter for Football Focus and the Football League Show, will present live broadcasts. Alongside Jacqui there will be a wealth of footballing experience in the studio, as guests providing analysis will include ex-England Internationals Faye White and Sue Smith.