EURO 2024 Group A in-depth Analysis

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EURO 2024 Group A in-depth Analysis
EURO 2024 Group A in-depth Analysis

UEFA EURO 2024 is all set to start with the first match to be played on Friday, 14 June 2024 at the Allianz Arena. A total of 24 teams are participating in 2024 EURO and they have been divided in six groups. The final draw for the UEFA Euro 2024 Group Stage took place in Hamburg, northern Germany on December 2, 2023. In this series of article, we are going to do an in-depth analysis of each group of UEFA EURO 2024. Let’s start with Group A.

EURO 2024 Group A – Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland

GERMANY

Germany are the hosts of EURO 2024 and also a title contender despite its recent struggles. Germany are three-time winners as well as three-time runners-up. In 1972 and 1982, they won the title including West Germany and in 1996, they won the title as West Germany. In EURO 2020, they were eliminated in Round of 16. Hansi Flick was the coach of Germany for a long time but on 22 Sep. 2023, former Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann replaced him and will be leading the team in EURO 2024.

Gemany Football Team coach - Julian Nagelsmann
Gemany Football Team coach – Julian Nagelsmann

SCOTLAND

Scotland qualified as the runners up of Group A. They have never been able to go further than Group Stage. Another interesting fact regarding Scotland is that they last won a game at the tournament in Euro 1996.

HUNGARY

In EURO 2020, Hungary failed to go past group stage. The nation’s best performance came in EURO 1964 when they finished at the third place. The team failed to qualify for EURO’s between 1972 and 2016. Hungary qualified as the Group G winners.

SWITZERLAND

In EURO 2020, Switzerland reached to the Quarter-finals of the tournament which is also their best performance till date. In the previous edition, the Swiss team shocked World Champions France by defeating them on penalties.

EURO 2024 : Group A Fixtures

14/06: Germany vs Scotland (Munich, 21:00)
15/06: Hungary vs Switzerland (Cologne, 15:00)
19/06: Germany vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 18:00)
19/06: Scotland vs Switzerland (Cologne, 21:00)
23/06: Switzerland vs Germany (Frankfurt, 21:00)
23/06: Scotland vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 21:00)