What time is BBC Match of the Day on?

Gary Lineker with the Premier League trophy
Gary Lineker will be absent from Match of the Day after the row over his use of social media (Image credit: PA)

Saturday nights are made for Match of the Day. Despite the omnipresence of football coverage and best bits whacked up on YouTube almost on the stroke of full-time, the BBC's flagship highlights package is (normally) a staple of the weekend.

The show returns again this Saturday night, March 11, at the time of 10.30pm. It's repeated at 7.35am the following morning, for any of you who fall asleep in front of the telly.

MOTD2 will be broadcast on Sunday night at 10.30pm, too. 

It will be a very different Match of the Day this weekend, however, following the row over Gary Lineker's social media usage. Lineker has been told to step back from presenting duties as a result, and regular pundits and commentators have refused to take part in protest. That means this episode will contain only highlights, with no analysis or post-match interviews with players and managers.

The BBC has continuously broadcast MOTD since the early 2000s when they regained the rights from ITV's short-lived The Premiership.

Match of the Day usually uses a selection of BBC and freelance commentators. These include Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Simon Brotherton, Conor McNamara, Vicki Sparks, Alistair Mann, Martin Fisher, Mark Scott, John Roder, Chris Wise, Robyn Cowen, Steven Wyeth, and Ben Andrews.

MOTD is available on BBC iPlayer straight after broadcast. 

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.