The UEFA Euro 2024 draw, held in Hamburg, has laid out an exciting roadmap for next summer’s tournament. Host nation Germany finds itself in Group A alongside Scotland, Hungary, and Switzerland, with the opening match set against Scotland in Munich.
Group B is poised to be fiercely competitive with Spain, Croatia, Italy, and Albania. The highlight is Spain’s opening match against Croatia in Berlin, followed by an anticipated clash with Italy in Gelsenkirchen. The group stage will conclude with a pivotal Croatia-Italy game in Leipzig.
England, considered one of the pre-tournament favorites, has a favorable draw in Group C with Slovenia, Denmark, and Serbia. Matches are scheduled in Gelsenkirchen, Frankfurt, and Cologne, respectively. Gareth Southgate’s side will be looking to capitalize on this draw to bolster their chances of success.
Group D, one of the incomplete groups due to ongoing playoffs, already features powerhouses France, the Netherlands, and Austria. The group awaits the addition of either Poland, Wales, Finland, or Estonia. France’s coach Didier Deschamps will be relieved to have avoided Italy or Switzerland.
Belgium leads Group E alongside Slovakia and Romania, but the group awaits a playoff winner from Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, or Iceland. Group F, headlined by Portugal and Turkiye, also awaits a playoff conclusion to include one of Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, or Luxembourg, along with Czechia.
The reigning champions Italy find themselves in a challenging Group B with Spain, setting up a rematch of the Euro 2012 final. France, the 2022 World Cup runners-up, will face the Netherlands in a notable clash in Group D.
England, placed in Group C, will be content with their draw, facing Denmark, Serbia, and Slovenia. Their opening game against Serbia in Gelsenkirchen could set the tone for their campaign.
Scotland will feature in the tournament’s opening match against Germany, reminiscent of their 1998 World Cup opener against Brazil. Group A appears to be one of the most balanced sections of the draw.
Portugal, the Euro 2016 winners, are drawn in Group F with Turkey, the Czech Republic, and a playoff winner, while Belgium is set to face challenges in Group E from Slovakia, Romania, and a playoff winner.
The Euro 2024 tournament, spanning a month, will conclude with the final in Berlin on July 14. The top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed sides, will advance to the last 16, promising a fiercely contested and exciting championship.
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Germany vs Scotland (Munich, 21:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
Serbia vs England (Gelsenkirchen, 21:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
Play-off winner A vs Netherlands (Hamburg, 15:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
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Romania vs Play-off winner B (Munich, 15:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
Play-off winner A vs Austria (Berlin, 18:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
Netherlands vs France (Leipzig, 21:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
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France vs Play-off winner A (Dortmund, 18:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
England vs Slovenia (Cologne, 21:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
Denmark vs Serbia (Munich, 21:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
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Play-off winner C vs Portugal (Gelsenkirchen, 21:00) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
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