Everything you need to know about UEFA EURO 2024

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Everything you need to know about UEFA EURO 2024
Everything you need to know about UEFA EURO 2024

Germany are all set welcome the nations from Europe as it will host the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship. Germany was chosen as the host of 2024 EUROs at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon on 27 September 2018. The tournament will commence from 14 June and the final match will be played on 14 July 2024. This comprehensive guide will equip you with everything you need to know about the EURO 2024, from the teams and players to the host cities and match schedule.

UEFA EURO 2024 Germany

History of UEFA EURO tournaments

The UEFA European Championship, commonly known as the UEFA EURO, has a rich history that dates back to 1960. The tournament was first held in France, with the Soviet Union emerging as the inaugural champions. Since then, the tournament has grown in popularity and stature, capturing the hearts of football fans across the continent. The UEFA EURO has also seen its fair share of surprises, with underdogs defying the odds to achieve remarkable success. From Greece’s unexpected triumph in 2004 to Iceland’s fairytale run in 2016, the tournament has showcased the beauty of football.

UEFA EURO 2024 Format

The UEFA EURO 2024 will feature a total of 24 teams from across Europe, each one fighting for glory and the chance to be crowned champions. The 24 teams have been divided in six groups. The top two teams from each group, along with the best third-placed teams, will advance to the knockout stages. After that the tournament will progress to quarter-finals, semi-finals and at last the final.

UEFA EURO 2024 Stadiums

UEFA EURO 2024 Stadiums

In 2024, the UEFA EURO will be hosted by Germany, one of the powerhouses of European football. 2006 FIFA World Cup was the last major football tournament hosted by Germany. The country’s rich footballing history and passionate fan base make it an ideal destination for hosting such a prestigious event. The tournament will be held across ten different stadiums in Germany.

The venues for EURO 2024 are as follows:

Berlin: Olympiastadion Berlin (current capacity: 71,000)
Cologne: Cologne Stadium (43,000)
Dortmund: BVB Stadion Dortmund (62,000)
Dusseldorf: Düsseldorf Arena (47,000)
Frankfurt: Frankfurt Arena (47,000)
Gelsenkirchen: Arena AufSchalke (50,000)
Hamburg: Volksparkstadion Hamburg (49,000)
Leipzig: Leipzig Stadium (40,000)
Munich: Munich Football Arena (66,000)
Stuttgart: Stuttgart Arena (51,000)

UEFA EURO 2024 Groups

UEFA EURO 2024 Groups
UEFA EURO 2024 Groups

The draw for the Euro 2024 groups was held in Hamburg on Saturday 2 December.

Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England
Group D: Poland*, Netherlands, Austria, France
Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine*
Group F: Türkiye, Georgia*, Portugal, Czechia

UEFA EURO 2024 Schedule & Fixtures

The UEFA EURO 2024 is scheduled to take place from June to July, with a total of 51 matches set to be played. The tournament will kick off with the opening ceremony and the first match, setting the stage for a month-long football extravaganza. The group stage matches will span over two weeks, with teams battling it out to secure their place in the knockout rounds.

Group stage

14 June
A: Germany vs Scotland (Munich, 21:00)

15 June
A: Hungary vs Switzerland (Cologne, 15:00)
B: Spain vs Croatia (Berlin, 18:00)
B: Italy vs Albania (Dortmund, 21:00)

16 June
D: Poland vs Netherlands (Hamburg, 15:00)
C: Slovenia vs Denmark (Stuttgart, 18:00)
C: Serbia vs England (Gelsenkirchen, 21:00)

17 June
E: Romania vs Ukraine (Munich, 15:00)
E: Belgium vs Slovakia (Frankfurt, 18:00)
D: Austria vs France (Düsseldorf, 21:00)

18 June
F: Türkiye vs Georgia (Dortmund, 18:00)
F: Portugal vs Czechia (Leipzig, 21:00)

19 June
B: Croatia vs Albania (Hamburg, 15:00)
A: Germany vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 18:00)
A: Scotland vs Switzerland (Cologne, 21:00)

20 June
C: Slovenia vs Serbia (Munich, 15:00)
C: Denmark vs England (Frankfurt, 18:00)
B: Spain vs Italy (Gelsenkirchen, 21:00)

21 June
E: Slovakia vs Ukraine (Düsseldorf, 15:00)
D: Poland vs Austria (Berlin, 18:00)
D: Netherlands vs France (Leipzig, 21:00)

22 June
F: Georgia vs Czechia (Hamburg, 15:00)
F: Türkiye vs Portugal (Dortmund, 18:00)
E: Belgium vs Romania (Cologne, 21:00)

23 June
A: Switzerland vs Germany (Frankfurt, 21:00)
A: Scotland vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 21:00)

24 June
B: Croatia vs Italy (Leipzig, 21:00)
B: Albania vs Spain (Düsseldorf, 21:00)

25 June
D: Netherlands vs Austria (Berlin, 18:00)
D: France vs Poland (Dortmund, 18:00)
C: England vs Slovenia (Cologne, 21:00)
C: Denmark vs Serbia (Munich, 21:00)

26 June
E: Slovakia vs Romania (Frankfurt, 18:00)
E: Ukraine vs Belgium (Stuttgart, 18:00)
F: Czechia vs Türkiye (Hamburg, 21:00)
F: Georgia vs Portugal (Gelsenkirchen, 21:00)

Rest days on 27 and 28 June

Round of 16

29 June
38 2A vs 2B (Berlin, 18:00)
37 1A vs 2C (Dortmund, 21:00)

30 June
40 1C vs 3D/E/F (Gelsenkirchen), 18:00)
39 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (Cologne, 21:00)

1 July
42 2D vs 2E (Düsseldorf, 18:00)
41 1F vs 3A/B/C (Frankfurt, 21:00)

2 July
43 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (Munich, 18:00)
44 1D vs 2F (Leipzig), 21:00)

Rest days on 3 and 4 July

Quarter-finals

5 July
45 W39 vs W37 (Stuttgart, 18:00)
46 W41 vs W42 (Hamburg, 21:00)

6 July
48 W40 vs W38 (Düsseldorf, 18:00)
47 W43 vs W44 (Berlin, 21:00)

Rest days on 7 and 8 July

Semi-finals

9 July
49 W45 vs W46 (Munich, 21:00)

10 July
50 W47 vs W48 (Dortmund, 21:00)

Rest days on 11, 12 and 13 July

EURO 2024 final

14 July
W49 vs W50 (Berlin, 21:00)

How to watch UEFA EURO 2024 live in INDIA

If you are unable to attend UEFA EURO 2024 in person, there are still plenty of ways to catch all the action from the comfort of your home. The tournament will be broadcasted worldwide, allowing fans from every corner of the globe to witness the EURO. Television networks and online streaming platforms will provide comprehensive coverage of the matches, ensuring that fans do not miss a single moment of the tournament.

Sony Sports Network has the official rights to broadcast the live matches of EURO 2024 in India.

UEFA EURO 2024 Official match ball

UEFA EURO 2024 Official match ball

FUSSBALLLIEBE is the Official Match Ball of UEFA EURO 2024. FUSSBALLLIEBE is a German word which means”love of football”. It equipped with adidas Connected Ball Technology which will be used for the first time at a UEFA EURO.

UEFA EURO 2024 Mascot

UEFA EURO 2024 Mascot

Albärt, a teddy bear is the official tournament mascot for EURO 2024. It received the most number of votes conducted among UEFA.com users and schoolchildren across Europe.