This year’s Euro 2000 soccer championship, the first ever being hosted by two countries, will feature 31 games over four weeks, culminating in the final on July 2.
Setanta Sport has acquired the U.S. rights to broadcast all 31 games, which begin June 10. The games are available for viewing at select commercial establishments and through private subscription to 50 million homes on DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN, and InDemand local cable.
Several players will be signing off their international careers at this tournament, which will be played in Holland and Belgium. Among them, Alan Shearer of England, Hagi of Romania, and Dennis Bergkamp of Holland will be determined to finish their careers on a high note.
Fans can expect such top players as Michael Owen of England, Raul of Spain, and Vieri of Italy to provide eye-catching displays of brilliance in each of their games.
Two of the most exciting games promise to be England vs. Germany on Saturday, June 17. and World Cup champions France against Holland on Tuesday, June 21.
For up-to-date Euro 2000 game schedules and group listings for each of the 16 countries taking part in the Euro 2000, go to the Setanta website www.setanta.com.
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The old Setanta site related only to Setanta Sport, Setanta’s broadcasting network. Setanta.com is undergoing major construction and will be relaunched in the coming weeks as what it bills the premier Irish sports news site. It is headed by Frank Cronin, who was previously managing director of the Sunday Tribune newspaper. It boasts top journalists who cover a wide spectrum of Irish sports, including providing general coverage of other sports of interest to Irish fans such as the English Premier League, Formula One and horse racing.
Setanta Sport is an Irish company that has been broadcasting since 1996 in the U.S. It’s U.S. office is based in San Francisco, with other offices in Dublin, London and Sydney, where it continues to expand its programming.
Since 1996, Setanta Sport has broadcast in the U.S. both the English Premier League and the Scottish Premier League. It has also shown all Irish Internationals transmitted in North America for the last three years, and will be featuring both the Irish and English World Cup qualifying games for World Cup 2002 starting in September 2000. Also, this summer Setanta Sport will be broadcasting live both the Sanzar and TriNations tournaments from the Southern Hemisphere.