What TV channel is England vs Serbia on? Schedule, kick-off time and predicted line-up for Euro 2024 opener

Harry Kane will be leading the line for England

Harry Kane will be leading the line for England

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Stuart Ballard

By Stuart Ballard


Published: 16/06/2024

- 16:11

Updated: 16/06/2024

- 23:15

England boss Gareth Southgate will be hoping to get off to the perfect start against Serbia in their Euro 2024 opener.

England face off against Serbia in their first Euro 2024 group game this evening as they aim to get off to a strong start.

Gareth Southgate has spent the last week finetuning his squad for the start of the tournament.


The Three Lions are one of the pre-tournament favourites and Southgate was given a boost this week with Luke Shaw taking part in training as he continues to recover from a long injury lay-off.

The Manchester United full-back is Southgate's only recognised left-back in his England squad with Kieran Trippier expected to deputise until Shaw is fit enough to start.

Harry Kane will be leading the line for England

Harry Kane will be leading the line for England

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The defensive unit is relatively untried with Marc Guehi and John Stones only starting two games together previously.

In midfield, Southgate looks set to use Trent Alexander-Arnold alongside Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham.

Captain Harry Kane will lead the line with Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka expected to start either side of him.

There's plenty of pressure on this current crop of England players to go one step further than the previous European Championship tournament when they lost to Italy on penalties in the 2020 final.

It's paramount for England to get off to a strong start against Serbia to avoid any nerves in their final two group games.

GB News takes a look at all the vital information England fans need to know ahead of tonight's fixture.

What time is kick-off?

England vs Serbia will kick-off at 8pm BST on Sunday 16th June.

Luke Shaw could feature against Serbia

Luke Shaw could feature against Serbia

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The match is being played at FC Schalke's 62,000-seater stadium - Arena AufSchalke.

What TV channel is England vs Serbia?

The BBC and ITV share the rights for the European Championships with both channels showing live games throughout the tournament.

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Gareth Southgate's side are hoping to go all the way

Gareth Southgate's side are hoping to go all the way

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Tonight's match between England and Serbia will be shown on BBC One with live coverage starting at 7pm.

The match will also be available on BBC iPlayer as well as BBC Radio 5 Live.

England predicted XI: Pickford; Tripper, Stones, Guehi, Trippier; Alexander-Arnold, Rice, Bellingham; Foden, Kane, Saka

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