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Euro 2020 Open Watch Thread: Day 3

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The weekend is coming to an end, but the Euros are still very much in the early stages of competition.

Netherlands Training Session Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images

After an emotional day at Euro 2020, I was ready to sit down on this Sunday in my neck of the woods and watch our big Dutch baby boy make his major tournament debut when the Netherlands takes on Ukraine.

Unfortunately, while putting this here thread together, I came across the following post from the Twitter machine:

Well, ain’t that disappointing. The lone Juventus player on today’s schedule is not going to be stepping foot on the field outside of maybe a pre-game walk through or giving a few teammates a high five after the game if he is allowed to sit on the bench.

Sunday will not be Matthijs de Ligt day. We will have to wait a few more days before de Ligt is 100 percent healthy and available to be the man at the heart of the Dutch defense.

So, that means the de Ligt-less schedule for the day is as follows:

  • England vs. Croatia
  • Austria vs. North Macedonia
  • Netherlands vs. Ukraine

You’ve got the big name in England. You’ve got the Cinderella story in North Macedonia. You’ve got a perennial power in de Ligt and the other Dutchmen looking to get back to their previous levels.

Seems like a decent day for football, right? Hopefully it’s better than yesterday, because that sure was quite the unexpected turn that nobody wanted to see happen.

MATCH INFO: England vs. Croatia

When: 3 p.m. in Europe; 2 p.m. local time in the United Kingdom; 9 a.m. on the East Coast; 6 a.m. on the West Coast

Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN (United States); TSN1, TSN5 (Canada); BBC One (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, TUDN,com (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app (Canada); BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web (United Kingdom)

MATCH INFO: Austria vs. North Macedonia

When: 6 p.m. local time and across Europe; 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 12 p.m. on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast

Where: Arena Naţională, Bucharest, Romania

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN (United States); TSN1, TSN5 (Canada); ITV 1 UK (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, TUDN,com (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)

MATCH INFO: Netherlands vs. Ukraine

When: 9 p.m. local time and across Europe; 8 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 3 p.m. on the East Coast; 12 p.m. on the West Coast

Where: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN (United States); TSN3, TSN5 (Canada); ITV 1 UK (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, TUDN,com (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)

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