BBC iPlayer down: Gary Lineker apologises after app stops working for England World Cup match


The BBC’s iPlayer has stopped working for England’s first World Cup match, against Iran.

Presenter Gary Lineker apologised for the problems and said the channel was working to fix them.

Shortly before kick-off in England’s first match of the World Cup, users found they were unable to open it or to get online. Viewers said they were unable to open the app, login or to open the live coverage.

“Just a quick pointer – apologies if you’ve had any BBC iPlayer issues during that first half,” said Lineker, just before the second half began. “We’re working to fix them.”