Thursday 24th August 2017

TBC UEFA Europa League Play-Off 2nd Leg 00:00 BT Sport 2

Friday 25th August 2017

Tottenham Hotspur U23 v Man Utd U23 Premier League 2 19:00 MUTV
Liverpool U18 v Newcastle United U18 U18 Premier League 19:00 LFCTV
Real Sociedad v Villarreal La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Mix
Bangor City v Prestatyn Town Welsh Premier League 19:30 S4C
FC Cologne v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Bristol City v Aston Villa Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
PSG v St Etienne Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport ESPN
Real Betis v Celta Vigo La Liga 21:00 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 26th August 2017

New York Red Bulls v New York City FC MLS 00:00 Sky Sports Football
AFC Bournemouth v Man City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Halifax Town v Guiseley AFC National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Genoa v Juventus (joins match in progress) Serie A 17:00 BT Sport Extra 1
Alaves v Barcelona La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Mix
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Man Utd v Leicester City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
Girona v Malaga La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Red Button - Sky Sports Football
Levante v Deportivo La Coruna La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Red Button
Roma v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Las Palmas v Atletico Madrid La Liga 21:15 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 27th August 2017

Orlando City v Vancouver Whitecaps MLS 00:30 Sky Sports Football
Dundee v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
West Brom v Stoke City Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Extra - Sky Sports Ultra HD
RB Leipzig v SC Freiburg Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport Extra 1
Ross County v Rangers Scottish Premiership 15:00 BT Sport 1
Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Angers v Lille Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport ESPN
Torino v Sassuolo Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3
Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 1
Eibar v Athletic Bilbao La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Football
Espanyol v Leganes La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Red Button
Getafe v Sevilla La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Football
AC Milan v Cagliari Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1
Palmeiras v Sao Paulo Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3
Monaco v Marseille Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2
Real Madrid v Valencia La Liga 21:15 Sky Sports Football
Montreal Impact v Toronto FC MLS 21:30 Sky Sports Football

Monday 28th August 2017

LA Galaxy v San Jose Earthquakes MLS 00:00 Sky Sports Football
Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers MLS 02:30 Sky Sports Football
Kaiserslautern v Eintracht Braunschweig Bundesliga 2 19:30 BT Sport 3
AFC Fylde v Barrow National League 19:45 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Thursday 31st August 2017

France v Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Friday 1st September 2017

Nigeria v Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 BT Sport 1
Kazakhstan v Montenegro FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Malta v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Lithuania v Scotland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football
San Marino v Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Bradford City v Bristol Rovers League One 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Man Utd Legends v Barcelona Legends Friendly 15:00 MUTV
Georgia v Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Tranmere Rovers v Dover Athletic National League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Wales v Austria FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football - S4C

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town League One 12:15 Sky Sports Football
Portsmouth v Rotherham United League One 14:30 Sky Sports Football
Netherlands v Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Greece v Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Monday 4th September 2017

Armenia v Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
England v Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Scotland v Malta FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Northern Ireland v Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Moldova v Wales FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC - S4C
Republic of Ireland v Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Friday 8th September 2017

Derby County v Hull City Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Hamilton Academical v Celtic Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 9th September 2017

Man City v Liverpool Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Stoke City v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 10th September 2017

Burnley v Crystal Palace Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Swansea City v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 11th September 2017

West Ham v Huddersfield Town Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 15th September 2017

Partick Thistle v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 16th September 2017

Crystal Palace v Southampton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Barnsley v Aston Villa Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 17th September 2017

Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Man Utd v Everton Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Partick Thistle v Rangers Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Dundee v Celtic Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 21st September 2017

Motherwell v Aberdeen Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Friday 22nd September 2017

Forest Green Rovers v Swindon Town League Two 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Rangers v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:00 Sky Sports TBC
West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Aberystwyth Town v Bangor City Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Leicester City v Liverpool Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 24th September 2017

Motherwell v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:15 BT Sport 1
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Championship 13:15 Sky Sports Football
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 25th September 2017

Arsenal v West Brom Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 29th September 2017

QPR v Fulham Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Hamilton Academical v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 30th September 2017

Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Chelsea v Man City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Reading v Norwich City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 1st October 2017

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United Championship 12:15 Sky Sports Football
Everton v Burnley Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Newcastle United v Liverpool Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient National League 19:45 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Thursday 5th October 2017

England v Slovenia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Scotland v Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC
Northern Ireland v Germany FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Friday 6th October 2017

Georgia v Wales FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports TBC - S4C
Republic of Ireland v Moldova FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Saturday 7th October 2017

Wrexham v Eastleigh National League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 8th October 2017

Lithuania v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 ITV
Slovenia v Scotland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports TBC
Norway v Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Monday 9th October 2017

Wales v Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC - S4C

Friday 13th October 2017

St Johnstone v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 14th October 2017

Liverpool v Man Utd Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford v Arsenal Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 15th October 2017

Southampton v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 16th October 2017

Leicester City v West Brom Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 20th October 2017

West Ham v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 21st October 2017

Rangers v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Southampton v West Brom Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Everton v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 23rd October 2017

Chelsea v Watford Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Hibernian v Hearts Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 28th October 2017

Hearts v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Man Utd v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 29th October 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leicester City v Everton Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 30th October 2017

Burnley v Newcastle United Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 4th November 2017

St Johnstone v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Stoke City v Leicester City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
West Ham v Liverpool Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 5th November 2017

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Man City v Arsenal Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Chelsea v Man Utd Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 18th November 2017

Ross County v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Man Utd v Newcastle United Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 19th November 2017

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford v West Ham Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 20th November 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 24th November 2017

Dundee v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
West Ham v Leicester City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 25th November 2017

Southampton v Everton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 26th November 2017

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Huddersfield Town v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Watford v Man Utd Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Everton v West Ham Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

European Competition

For most teams in European football, qualifying for and competing in European competition is a major part of any season’s ambitions. As well as the prestige in competing in the continents top cup competitions the financial rewards are a major factor in a team’s ability to appeal to the best players and compete financially with Europe’s elite.

UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League has been running since 1955 however it was in 1992 that the competition was rebranded as the Champions League.

The competition has undergone a number of revamps and alterations but its aim is to pit the best teams in Europe against one another. Initially it was only the winners of European leagues that could gain entry to the Champions League or European Cup as it was and sometimes still is called. The competition was expanded to include a number of other teams that finished in the designated spaces in some of Europe’s top leagues.

Winners

Real Madrid are currently the most successful team in the competition with 11 wins in total. Of the 22 teams to have won the competition only 12 have won the competition more than once. Milan are second behind Real Madrid for the most wins with 7 while Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool are all on 5. Each of these teams have also won the right to a full size replica by winning the trophy 5 times, you can also win this honour by winning the competition 3 years in a row.

Clubs nations to have the most wins include Spain who lead the way with 16 titles and are followed by Spain and England who both have 12 titles.

Prize Money

Prize money is a huge incentive for clubs with the following breakdown showing what teams can make in the 2016/17 competition;

First qualifying round: €220,000

Second qualifying round: €320,000

Losers third qualifying round: €420,000

Losers play-off round: €3,000,000

Winners play-off round: €2,000,000

Base fee for group stage: €12,700,000

Group match victory: €1,500,000

Group match draw: €500,000

Round of 16: €6,000,000

Quarter-finals: €6,500,000

Semi-finals: €7,500,000

Losing finalist: €11,000,000

Winning the Final: €15,500,000

Broadcast Rights

With a 2013 final audience of over 360 million the broadcasting rights are very valuable to the competition. Companies can command huge audiences and sponsorship deals off the back of coverage.

The following networks and stations have coverage rights for their particular territories from 2015 until 2018;

United States – Fox ESPN Fox Sports

United Kingdom – BT Sport ITV BT Sport

France – C8 beIN Sports Canal+

Germany – ZDF Sky Deautschland

Ireland – RTE TV3 Eir Sport BT Sport

Italy – Mediaset Mediaset Premium

Japan – Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation

Spain – Atresmedia TV3 beIN Sports

Player Records

Players to have made a big impact on the Champions League include Iker Casillas who has the most appearances in the competition with 164. Xavi and Raul are the next with the most appearances with 151 and 142 respectively.

The leading goal scorer in the history of the Champions League with 103goals scored in his 138 games so far. Lionel Messi is sitting on 94 goals in second place while Raul is in 3rd with 71.

UEFA Europa League

The UEFA Europa League is widely regarded as being the second largest European Cup competition in Europe being the Champions League. The cup competition has been in operation since 1971 but has gone through a number of changes to its format and branding in those years.

It was initially intended for teams to qualify through their respective leagues the cup merged with the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1999 and the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2009. The introduction of a league system similar to that of the Champions also allows more games for teams competing in the Europa League.

Prize Money

While not as lucrative as the Champions League there is still money to be made from TV revenue, Sponsorship and Gate Receipts. The prize money for the UEFA Europa League for the 2016/17 season can be broken down as follows;

First qualifying round: €215,000

Second qualifying round: €225,000

Third qualifying round: €235,000

Play-off round elimination: €245,000

Base fee for group stage: €2,600,000

Group match victory: €360,000

Group match draw: €120,000

Group winners: €600,000

Group runners-up: €300,000

Round of 32: €500,000

Round of 16: €750,000

Quarter-finals: €1,000,000

Semi-finals: €1,600,000

Losing finalist: €3,500,000

Winners: €6,500,000

Records

With 5 titles, including 3 consecutive titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Sevilla have the most Europa League wins to date with Juventus, Internazionale and Liverpool all tied in second place with 3 titles each.