The kick-off time for the Women’s Euro Final 2017 has been announced and it’s not good news if you’re an England fan. The match between England and Netherlands will take place on Thursday, August 3 at 5pm. England are hoping to secure their second title after claiming the trophy in 1984.
Kick off for Women’s Euro Final is not great for fans
The kick-off time of the women’s Euro Final is not ideal for fans. The final will be played on Thursday, July 13th at 11pm UK time/4pm EST. While this is great for those catching up on episodes of Peaky Blinders (tune in!) or re-watching The Great British Bake Off (get baking!) before it airs on Thursday nights, it’s an awful time with which to watch a football match.
The Womens Euro final will be played on a school day and public holiday in France (July 14th), meaning that many children across the continent won’t be able to stay up late enough to watch their idols play their hearts out in Lyon. Nor will most working adults, who may have already been at work for hours by that point in the day—or even worse: those who are required by law not only work until midnight but also need to go home after doing so!
The game could also interfere with religious festivals such as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr; if you’re Muslim or Hindu, you may need more than just your own energy reserves when watching your favorite team try their hardest against Italy and Norway respectively so perhaps plan ahead!
The kick-off time has been announced for the Women’s Euro 2017 final
The Netherlands’ semi-final win over Denmark means that a clash with Germany will be played out on Sunday at 5pm BST, meaning it will likely be broadcast in the UK from around 6pm (though this could change depending on what time the game finishes).
That’s bad news for those of us who have jobs or family commitments that mean we won’t be able to watch live kick-offs at 5 pm BST – which makes watching games early in the evening difficult due to work schedules.
The match between England and Netherlands will take place on Thursday, August 3 at 5 pm. It will be shown live on BBC One.
The Netherlands are in the same World Cup group as England, so they will know how important this match is. They will be looking to build on their recent form, which has seen them win five of their last six internationals.
England is hoping to secure their second title after claiming the trophy
The match will kick off at 19:45 BST and the game will be broadcast live from Nice, France on Channel 4. The Lionesses – who won their first major tournament at Euro 2017 – are looking to claim their second major title after beating Germany 2-1 in the 1984 final in Sweden.
England reached the final of the Euros on two other occasions, in 1993 and 2009 but was beaten by Germany on both occasions (1-0).
The Netherlands has also reached three finals but has never won a major tournament despite reaching two World Cup semis during their golden era from 1979 to 1983.
The Women’s Euro final is set to kick off at 3 pm on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 Live. The Germans are looking to take home their fourth consecutive title as they face the Netherlands in a mouth-watering match-up.