Lineker urged broadcasters Sky and BT Sport to keep the fixtures on Saturday - rather than move them to Sunday or even Monday TV slots - to give the squad more time to prepare for the games at Wembley and in Kiev.
PL fixtures are said to have justifiably upset Roy Hodgson. AFC v THFC & LFC v MUFC just days before vital qualifiers. Never help ourselves!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 20, 2013
Onus now on Sky and BTsport to do the right thing and leave the games on Saturday. Time to put nation's interests before their own.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 20, 2013