EURO 2024

2024 UEFA EURO Complete Guide: Teams, Groups, Format, Host Country, Venues, and Schedules

EURO 2024 is here, and the excitement in the air is tangible. 24 teams battle it out in Germany for the prestigious European trophy this summer.

The 17th edition of the EUROs is set to take place just three years after Italy lifted the trophy at Wembley. The shorter turnaround is due to the 2020 edition getting postponed by a year due to COVID restrictions.

This year, we have one team making their debut in the tournament – Georgia after they sealed their place via the Playoffs. Without further ado, here is all you need to know about the tournament:

Where and when will EURO 2024 be held?

Germany are hosting EURO 2024, and it is the first time they will do it since the unification. The tournament starts on June 14th (Friday), and the final will be held on July 14th (Sunday).

Who has qualified for UEFA EURO 2024?

Germany are the host nation and thus get an automatic qualification for the tournament. Apart from them, there are 23 other sides who have qualified for the final. They are:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Of the 23 sides, Poland, Ukraine, and Turkey needed the playoffs to make it to the final tournament.  They are divided into 8 groups:

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EGroup F
GermanySpainSloveniaPolandBelgiumTurkey
ScotlandCroatiaSerbiaNetherlandsRomaniaGeorgia
HungaryItalyDenmarkAustriaSlovakiaPortugal
SwitzerlandAlbaniaEnglandFranceUkraineCzech Republic
Table: UEFA EURO 2024 Groups

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What is the UEFA EURO 2024 schedule?

DateFixtureGroupVenueKick-off time
(GMT)
Friday 14 JuneGermany vs ScotlandGroup AMunich7pm
Saturday 15 JuneHungary vs SwitzerlandGroup ACologne1pm
Saturday 15 JuneSpain vs CroatiaGroup BBerlin4pm
Saturday 15 JuneItaly vs AlbaniaGroup BDortmund7pm
Sunday 16 JunePoland vs NetherlandsGroup DHamburg1pm
Sunday 16 JuneSlovenia vs DenmarkGroup CStuttgart4pm
Sunday 16 JuneSerbia vs EnglandGroup CGelsenkirchen7pm
Monday 17 JuneRomania vs UkraineGroup EMunich1pm
Monday 17 JuneBelgium vs SlovakiaGroup EFrankfurt4pm
Monday 17 JuneAustria vs FranceGroup DDusseldorf7pm
Tuesday 18 JuneTurkey vs GeorgiaGroup FDortmund4pm
Tuesday 18 JunePortugal vs Czech RepublicGroup FLeipzig7pm
Wednesday 19 JuneCroatia vs AlbaniaGroup BHamburg1pm
Wednesday 19 JuneGermany vs HungaryGroup AStuttgart4pm
Wednesday 19 JuneScotland vs SwitzerlandGroup ACologne7pm
Thursday 20 JuneSlovenia vs SerbiaGroup CMunich1pm
Thursday 20 JuneDenmark vs EnglandGroup CFrankfurt4pm
Thursday 20 JuneSpain vs ItalyGroup BGelsenkirchen7pm
Friday 21 JuneSlovakia vs UkraineGroup EDusseldorf1pm
Friday 21 JunePoland vs AustriaGroup DBerlin4pm
Friday 21 JuneNetherlands vs FranceGroup DLeipzig7pm
Saturday 22 JuneGeorgia vs Czech RepublicGroup FHamburg1pm
Saturday 22 JuneTurkey vs PortugalGroup FDortmund4pm
Saturday 22 JuneBelgium vs RomaniaGroup ECologne7pm
Sunday 23 JuneSwitzerland vs GermanyGroup AFrankfurt7pm
Sunday 23 JuneScotland vs HungaryGroup AStuttgart7pm
Monday 24 JuneAlbania vs SpainGroup BDusseldorf7pm
Monday 24 JuneCroatia vs ItalyGroup BLeipzig7pm
Monday 24 JuneNetherlands vs AustriaGroup DBerlin4pm
Monday 24 JuneFrance vs PolandGroup DDortmund4pm
Tuesday 25 JuneEngland vs SloveniaGroup CCologne7pm
Tuesday 25 JuneDenmark vs SerbiaGroup CMunich7pm
Wednesday 26 JuneSlovakia vs RomaniaGroup EFrankfurt4pm
Wednesday 26 JuneUkraine vs BelgiumGroup EStuttgart4pm
Wednesday 26 JuneGeorgia vs PortugalGroup FGelsenkirchen7pm
Wednesday 26 JuneCzech Republic vs TurkeyGroup FHamburg7pm
Table: UEFA EURO 2024 Schedule

How do these qualify for the knockout stage?

Teams will play every nation in their group once in the Group Stage. The top two sides will make it through to the Round of 16, while 4 of the best third-ranked sides will also progress.

The best third-placed sides in their respective groups will be ranked in order of the following criteria:

1) Points

2) Goal difference

3) Goals scored

4) Wins

5) Lower disciplinary points total

6) European Qualifiers overall ranking

7) If hosts Germany are involved in the comparison, drawing of lots.

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When do the UEFA EURO 2024 Knockout stages begin?

The knockout stages begin with the Round of 16 on June 29th.

DateFixtureVenueKick-off time (GMT)
Round of 16
Saturday 29 June38 – 2A vs 2BBerlin4pm
Saturday 29 June37 – 1A vs 2CDortmund7pm
Sunday 30 June40 – 1C vs 3D/E/FGelsenkirchen4pm
Sunday 30 June39 – 1B vs 3A/D/E/FCologne7pm
Monday 1 July42 – 2D vs 2EDusseldorf4pm
Monday 1 July41 – 1F vs 3A/B/CFrankfurt7pm
Tuesday 2 July43 – 1E vs 3A/B/C/DMunich4pm
Tuesday 2 July44 – 1D vs 2FLeipzig4pm
Quarter-finals
Friday 5 July45 – W39 vs W37Stuttgart4pm
Friday 5 July46 – W41 vs W42Hamburg7pm
Saturday 6 July48 – W40 vs W38Dusseldorf4pm
Saturday 6 July47 – W43 vs W44Berlin7pm
Semi-finals
Tuesday 9 July49 – W45 vs W46Munich7pm
Wednesday 10 July50 – W47 vs W48Dortmund7pm
Table: EURO 2024 Knockout Stages

Where and when will the Euro 2024 final be played?

The final is set for July 14th, Sunday, at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

DateFixturesVenueKick Off Time
Sunday 14 JulyW49 vs W50Berlin7pm GMT
Table: UEFA EURO 2024 Final Schedule

How many stadiums are hosting UEFA EURO 2024?

A total of 10 stadiums around Germany are used for the EURO 2024 and they are as follows:

CityStadium
Berlin Olympiastadion Berlin
CologneCologne Stadium (RheinEnergieSTADION)
DortmundBVB Stadion Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park)
DusseldorfDusseldorf Arena (MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA)
FrankfurtFrankfurt Arena (Deutsche Bank Park)
GelsenkirchenArena AufSchalke (Veltins-Arena)
HamburgVolksparkstadion Hamburg
LeipzigLeipzig Stadium (Red Bull Arena)
MunichMunich Football Arena (Allianz Arena)
StuttgartStuttgart Arena (MHPArena)
Table: UEFA EURO 2024 Stadiums

What is the Prize Money for EURO 2024?

The maximum a team can win at EURO 2024 is €28.25 million. To earn this maximum amount, a team would need to:

  • Win all three of their group stage matches (€1 million for each game means a total of €3 million)
  • Win their Round of 16 match (€1.5 million)
  • Win their quarterfinal match (€2.5 million)
  • Win their semifinal match (€4 million)
  • Win the final match (€8 million)
  • Combine that with their participation fee (€9.25 million)

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