Is Spain vs Sweden on TV tonight? Euro 2020 kick-off time, channel and how to watch fixture

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Spain striker Alvaro Morata (AFP via Getty Images)
Spain striker Alvaro Morata (AFP via Getty Images)

Spain face Sweden on home turf tonight as the two nations kick off their Euro 2020 campaigns in Seville.

Spain are favoured to finish atop the group despite a heavily-disrupted lead-up to the tournament, and Sweden will be desperate to capitalise on their opponents’ pre-competition struggles to enhance their chances of escaping Group E.

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The issues surrounding Luis Enrique’s squad have been well-documented, with captain Sergio Busquets testing positive for coronavirus and backlash in Spain after the coach’s decision not to include any Real Madrid players.

La Roja have called up 17 players to train in a ‘parallel bubble’ – but Sweden have had issues, too, as both Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanburg tested positive for Covid themselves.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match:

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 8pm BST at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, Spain.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on BBC One, with coverage starting from 7.30pm BST. It can also be streamed online via BBC iPlayer.

Confirmed line-ups

Spain: Unai Simon; M Llorente, Pau Torres, Laporte, Alba; Rodri, Pedri, Koke; Dani Olmo, F Torres, Morata

Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Berg, Isak

Odds

Spain: 4/9

Draw: 16/5

Sweden: 13/2

Prediction

Spain are no longer the force of old and they have suffered an awful run up to the tournament as coronavirus has thrown their camp into disarray. Sweden are intriguing, and I think they force a draw in Seville. 1-1.

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