After Italy and Spain decide the Euro 2012 title on Sunday, the next generation of soccer stars from The Continent will showcase their stuff for their countries with UEFA Under 19 Championships.
Gol TV, the dedicated soccer outlet that covers the world's game with both English- and Spanish-language feeds, will cover the action, presenting nine matches from July 3 through July 15, including the final live on the latter date at 2:30 p.m. (ET).
Played annually, the UEFA U-19 Championships match the host country and the top seven teams from previous qualifying rounds in group play, with the top two teams from each group advancing to single-elimination semifinals. Spain will look to defend its 2011 title and tie England for most all-time U-19 titles. The other six UEFA U-19 2012 participants: Croatia, Estonia (host), France, Greece, Portugal and Serbia.
"GolTV looks to extend the excitement from Euro 2012, delivering passionate fans the soccer they demand," said Rodrigo Lombello, COO of GolTV, in a statement. "Many of Europe's top current players - Fernando Torres, Mario Gomez, Andres Iniesta and Mesut Ozil - have used the UEFA U-19 Championships as a launching pad for their careers, and as the home for real soccer fans, GolTV invites viewers to discover the next European superstars."
GolTV's broadcast schedule for the UEFA U-19 Championships:
Date Broadcast Time (EST) Match
Tuesday, July 3 11:45 AM Serbia x France
Tuesday, July 3 1:45 PM Estonia x Portugal
Friday, July 6 11:00 AM France x Croatia
Friday, July 6 1:00 PM Portugal x Spain
Monday, July 9 11:00 AM Spain x Estonia
Monday, July 9 1:00 PM France x England
Thursday, July 12 11:00 AM Semifinal #1
Thursday,July 12 1:00 PM Semifinal #2
Sunday, July 15 2:30 PM Final