Glastonbury Festival will not show England’s Euro 2024 round-of-16 match during festival | Ents & Arts News

Jun 25, 2024 | Entertainment, News

Glastonbury has said it will not show England’s Euro 2024 round-of-16 match during the festival this weekend. 

Gareth Southgate’s side are guaranteed a place in the last 16 after Albania failed to beat Spain on Monday night in the European football tournament.

The national team will play their round-of-16 match on Sunday at 5pm if they win Group C or on Saturday at 8pm if they end up in second place.

England manager Gareth Southgate. Pic: PA
Gareth Southgate’s team will face their round-of-16 match this weekend. Pic: PA

Harry Kane (left) in training with teammates. Pic: PA
Harry Kane (left) in training with teammates yesterday. Pic: PA

If the Three Lions finish third in the group, their round-of-16 tie will take place on Monday.

England will play their final group stage fixture against Slovenia tonight.

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Glastonbury opens its gates tomorrow, with the full music line-up on the festival’s main stages starting on Friday and finishing on Sunday night, with headliners including Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA.

In a statement released before Scotland were knocked out, the festival organisers said: “In previous years, we have endeavoured to show notable matches on big screens where possible, particularly on days before the main stages have opened.

“However, with England and Scotland’s last 16 matches potentially clashing with headline sets at this year’s festival, the decision has been made that – as in 2014 and 2016 – should England or Scotland qualify from their groups, their last 16 matches will not be shown at the festival.”

Organisers added: “We would like to wish both Gareth Southgate and Steve Clarke’s sides all the best in Germany. And we hope we’ll all be able to watch them play quarter-final matches in the days after this year’s festival.”

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England got off to a slow start at this year’s competition, beating Serbia 1-0 and drawing 1-1 with Denmark.

Scotland’s exit was confirmed on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat to Hungary, in a match almost overshadowed by a serious injury to a Hungarian attacker. He was later confirmed to be stable in hospital.

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