Finally, the ruling appears to be in. Worse still for fans hoping to watch some of the best players and biggest clubs in world football, there is currently no television deal in place to broadcast Spanish games in the UK and Ireland. How did we get here? Though streaming is a growing platform with enormous potential, far fewer British consumers signed up to Eleven than watched Sky, and the rights package had to be renegotiated before the end of the season. Nevertheless, that no company has thus far been deemed to have made a sufficiently persuasive offer since the official process opened over a month ago is a cause for alarm.
The Three Lions enjoyed a terrific as they progressed to the World Cup semi-finals and will hope to mark the Southgate era with silverware. Harry Kane will hope to have returned from injury by the start of June but he will remain a fitness doubt due to his probable participation in the Champions League final.
Several England stars are set for Champions League action just four days before the clash with the Netherlands, while Dutch star Virgil van Dijk is also in action. What time is England v Netherlands?
England v Netherlands will kick off at pm on Thursday 6th June Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the match via the SkyGo app. Who will win?
If they are fit and raring to go, they should be considered favourites to dispatch the Netherlands. England have scored 10 goals in their last two internationals and have won all-but one post-World Cup encounter.
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