Russia take on the Czech Republic on Friday 8th June, 2012, with kickoff at 19:45. This match is currently being shown LIVE on ITV1.
A few people are tipping Russia as a potential dark horse for this competition, and they are certainly favourites to make it through their group. This evening they take on perennial competition participants the Czech Republic is what may well be the match of the day, even if it is on ITV. With the feverish excitement of opening night to add to the atmosphere and historical animosity this could well be a cracking game.
The Czech side is not quite on a par with that of old, but Tomas Rosicky will be pulling the strings and could well mastermind a little shock here.
Russia v Czech Republic is LIVE on ITV1.