Monday 19th February 2018

Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Leipzig Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Chelsea v Barcelona UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Bayern Munich v Besiktas UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Sevilla v Man Utd UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic UEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg 18:00 BT Sport TBC
Arsenal v Ostersunds UEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg 20:05 BT Sport TBC

Friday 23rd February 2018

Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
Mainz v Wolfsburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Livingston v Dundee United Scottish Championship 19:35 BBC ALBA

Saturday 24th February 2018

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Perth Glory v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 11:00 BT Sport 2
Leicester City v Stoke City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Kilmarnock v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Watford v Everton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Werder Bremen v Hamburg Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2

Sunday 25th February 2018

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 2
Pune City v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV
Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 13:30 Sky Sports Football
Arsenal v Man City Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports TBC
Man Utd v Chelsea Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports TBC
Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 2
RB Leipzig v FC Cologne Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 26th February 2018

Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 27th February 2018

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

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Motherwell v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 4th March 2018

Jamshedpur v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Liverpool v FC Porto UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
PSG v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Man City v FC Basel UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Man Utd v Sevilla UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Besiktas v Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 17:00 BT Sport TBC
Barcelona v Chelsea UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Friday 23rd March 2018

Netherlands v England International Friendly 19:45 ITV

Tuesday 27th March 2018

England v Italy International Friendly 20:00 ITV

Thursday 14th June 2018

Russia v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV

Friday 15th June 2018

Egypt v Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Morocco v Iran FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Portugal v Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Saturday 16th June 2018

France v Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 11:00 BBC One
Argentina v Iceland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 14:00 ITV
Peru v Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 17:00 BBC One
Croatia v Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 20:00 ITV

Sunday 17th June 2018

Costa Rica v Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Germany v Mexico FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Brazil v Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Monday 18th June 2018

Sweden v South Korea FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Belgium v Panama FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Tunisia v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Colombia v Japan FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Poland v Senegal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Russia v Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Portugal v Morocco FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Iran v Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Thursday 21st June 2018

Denmark v Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
France v Peru FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Argentina v Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Friday 22nd June 2018

Brazil v Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Nigeria v Iceland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Serbia v Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Belgium v Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
South Korea v Mexico FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Germany v Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Sunday 24th June 2018

England v Panama FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Japan v Senegal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Poland v Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Monday 25th June 2018

Uruguay v Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV
Saudi Arabia v Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV4
Iran v Portugal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC
Spain v Morocco FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Denmark v France FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV
Australia v Peru FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV4
Nigeria v Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC
Iceland v Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC

Wednesday 27th June 2018

South Korea v Germany FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Mexico v Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Serbia v Brazil FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV
Switzerland v Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV4

Thursday 28th June 2018

Japan v Poland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Senegal v Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
England v Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV
Panama v Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV4

Saturday 30th June 2018

Winner Group C v Second Place Group D FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group A v Second Place Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Sunday 1st July 2018

Winner Group B v Second Place Group A FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group D v Second Place Group C FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Monday 2nd July 2018

Winner Group E v Second Place Group F FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group G v Second Place Group H FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Winner Group F v Second Place Group E FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group H v Second Place Group G FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Friday 6th July 2018

QF1 v QF2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 15:00 TBC
QF5 v QF6 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 19:00 TBC

Saturday 7th July 2018

QF7 v QF8 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 13:00 TBC
QF3 v QF4 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 19:00 TBC

Tuesday 10th July 2018

SF1 v SF2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final 19:00 TBC

Wednesday 11th July 2018

SF3 v SF4 FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final 19:00 TBC

Saturday 14th July 2018

Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Third Place Play-Off 15:00 TBC

Sunday 15th July 2018

Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Final 16:00 BBC One - ITV

Spanish Football

With recent international success and a proven European pedigree in club football, Spanish football is widely regarded as one of the best in both international and club football terms.

Generating over 7.5billion Euro’s in 2013, football in Spain is big business and can command huge sponsorship deals for individual clubs, leagues and cup competitions.

Spain’s oldest teams, Recreativo de Huelva and Sevilla FC played the first game in Spain on March 8th 1890. Sevilla ran out 2-0 winners but it is interesting to note that only two players on each team were Spanish with the other players coming from Great Britain. The game was brought to Spain by British workers in the late 1800’s and flourished from there.

La Liga

Founded in 1929 La Liga is widely regarded as being one of the strongest leagues in club football in European football. Barcelona ran out winners of the first championship and of the teams that made the original league only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao have been regular fixtures since.

Only 9 different clubs in Spain have won La Liga with Real Madrid winning the most with 32, Barcelona have won 23 with Atletico Madrid on 10, Athletic Bilbao on 8, Vaencia on 6, Real Sociedad on 2 and Sevilla, Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis all having 1 title each.

Attendances

Attendances in La Liga can vary quite considerably with the highest La Liga capacity being Barcelona’s 99,354 at the Camp Nou and the lowest being Eibar’s Ipurua stadium holding just 7,083.

The average attendances in Spain as of April 25th is 27,709 with Barcelona top of the charts with an average of 78,222 and Eibar at the bottom with an average attendance of 5,359.

Broadcasting

At the start of the 2016/17 season domestic TV rights for La Liga were worked out with Telefonica, Movistar and Mediapro in a 3 year deal worth around 2.65 billion Euros.

This was a unique deal in that it follows an equal distribution model while previous seasons saw teams individually negotiate their TV deals.

A deal for the international TV rights was reached earning La Liga around 500million Euros per season.

Prize Money

Because of the equal distribution of TV money the prize money for the 2016/17 season is broken down with 50% of the total prize pot being shared equally between all the clubs.

25% of the prize pot will be distributed by finishing position with a sliding scale going from top to bottom.

25% will be distributed based on the resource generation of each club with some clubs bringing huge attendances and international pull in comparison to others.

The 2015/16 season saw the prize money distributed as such;

Team     Prize Money

Barcelona            140€ Million

Real Madrid        140€ Million

Valencia               48€ Million

Atletico Madrid 42€ Million

Sevilla   32€ Million

Athletic Bilbao   32€ Million

Villarreal              32€ Million

Real Betis           30€ Million

Espanyol              28€ Million

Real Sociedad    25€ Million

Malaga 25€ Million

Getafe  25€ Million

Osasuna               22€ Million

Celta de Vigo     22€ Million

Levante                22€ Million

Granada               18€ Million

Elche     18€ Million

Valladiod             18€ Million

Rayo Vallecano 18€ Million

Almeria                18€ Million

Cup Competitions

The Cope Del Rey is the main Spanish cup completion and started in 1902 in honour of the coronation of Alfonso XIII. The name itself translates as the ‘King’s Cup’Team and it has been won by 14 different teams with Barcelona winning the most with 27, Athletic Bilbao winning 23 and Real Madrid winning 19.

The Supercopa de Espagna is played between the winners of La Liga and the Copa Del Rey and was founded in 1982. A total of 10 clubs have won the trophy with Barcelona winning the most with 11 and real Madrid close behind on 9.

La Liga 2

La Liga 2 is the second tier of Spanish football and is also known as the Segunda Division. Attendances in La liga 2 are considerably lower that for La Liga however the stadium capacities of the teams in this league are a lot lower.

As of April 25th 2017 the average attendance for La Liga 2 is 7,293. The highest average attendance for La Liga 2 is held by Real Zaragoza with 15,700 while the lowest is at AD Alcorcon with 2,517.

Segunda Division & Below

The Segunda Division B is the third tier of Spanish football with the Tercera Division representing the 4th tier.

Below the Tercera Division at level 5, 19 regional federations run a pyramid league system that allows access to the higher divisions for successful teams.

Spanish International Football

In recent years the Spanish national team have been one of the most dominant teams in the world. Winning back to back European Championships in 2008 and 2012 with their only World Cup win to date sandwiched in between in 2010 this saw their most successful period and one of the most impressive international periods for any team.