UEFA Euro 2024: A Complete Guide To Teams, Groups, Venues – Full Calendar

Discover everything about EURO 2024, from the tournament format and key players to the host cities and match venues.

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Welcome to the guide on UEFA Euro 2024. It’s the big football championship that will keep fans around the globe on the edge of their seats. This time, Germany is hosting the tournament which will have 24 teams playing in 10 famous stadiums. The fun begins on June 14, 2024, with the opening match between Germany and Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The journey ends with an epic final on July 14 in Berlin.

This Euro 2024 edition brings us 51 exciting matches. We will see the top football talent from all over Europe. Italy, the current champions, kick off their games against Albania. Get ready for a thrilling month packed with action. Matches will be held in football-loving cities such as Munich, Cologne, Berlin, and Dortmund.

Football fans can catch every game either on TV, thanks to the Sony Sports Network, or by streaming on the SonyLIV app and website. The match schedule accommodates different time zones, so everyone can watch easily. This makes sure every excited moment is covered for viewers everywhere.

Get ready for more details on the groups, matches, stadiums, and more. We’ll give you everything you need to follow and enjoy Euro 2024.

Introduction to UEFA Euro 2024

The UEFA Euro 2024 will be hosted in Germany, showcasing the best of European football. This event takes place from June 14 to July 14, promising an exciting month. Fans from all over the world can watch live matches on various platforms.

It’s a special time for Germany as they host the UEFA Euro since reuniting. There will be 24 top teams, like Germany, Spain, and England, competing for the championship. A format similar to UEFA Euro 2020 will decide who advances to the knockout stages.

Total matches to be played51
Number of teams in qualifying53
Total attendance540,351 spectators
(average of 54,035 spectators per match)
Total number of teams24
Host citiesBerlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf,
Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart
Total volunteers selected16,000 volunteers from 124 nations
Official match ballFUSSBALLLIEBE, featuring adidas Connected Ball Technology
Official mascotAn anthropomorphized teddy bear named “Albärt.”
The mascot represents the tournament’s themes of unity,
celebration, and football enthusiasm.
Number of official ambassadors10

The games will take place in ten different host cities. Each city adds its own culture and style to the event. Fans will enjoy matches not just at the stadiums but also through the advanced technology of the FUSSBALLLIEBE match ball.

The group stages of Euro 2024 will be intense, leading to an exciting knockout phase. Over 146,000 people wanted to volunteer, and 16,000 were chosen to help make the tournament run smoothly. The final match in Berlin will decide the champion on July 14, 2024.

Besides the regular matches, the eEURO 2024 will involve digital competitions. With online qualifiers, this part of the event adds a new layer of excitement. UEFA Euro 2024 unites fans worldwide through the love of football, making it an event for everyone to enjoy.

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When is Euro 2024?

UEFA Euro 2024 is set to begin on June 14, 2024. You can watch the first game between Germany and Scotland at the famous Allianz Arena in Munich. Germany won big, 5-1 against Scotland in their Group A match. The tournament will end with the final game in Berlin on July 14, 2024.

Expect exciting games right from the start. Hungary didn’t beat Switzerland, losing 3-1 in Cologne. Meanwhile, Spain performed well, beating Croatia 3-0 in Berlin. Italy also did a great job, winning 2-1 against Albania in Dortmund. Matches will be held in different cities like Leipzig, Düsseldorf, and Cologne until June 26, offering lots of action.

The Round of 16 starts on June 29 with a big match in Dortmund at 21:00. Fans are eagerly awaiting the quarter-finals on July 5 in Stuttgart and Hamburg. The semi-finals will kick-off on July 9 in Munich. Finally, the grand final in Berlin at 21:00 on July 14 will decide the champion.

The start of Euro 2024 is a big deal for both the games and the fans. It’s a chance to see top football in amazing stadiums. Games are planned for fans in many time zones, like Central European Time and Indian Standard Time. With so many exciting matches ahead, Euro 2024 is sure to be a memorable event for everyone.

Format of EURO 2024

24 national teams will participate, divided into six groups. Each group will have four teams. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will qualify for the knockout stages. This ensures exciting matches and surprises until the very end.

  • 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: Turkey, Georgia*, Portugal, Czech Republic

*Qualified through playoffs

Qualification Rules

Qualification is decided by clear criteria to ensure fairness. Points, goal difference, goals scored, and fair play are considered. This way, teams with the best performance and sportsmanship advance to the next round.

  • Points obtained
  • Goal difference
  • Goals scored
  • Wins
  • Fair play conduct

Qualification Process

The journey to qualify for Euro 2024 was challenging. There were 239 games and 690 goals. Ten groups competed, with 7 groups of five teams and 3 of six. Matches were held from March to November 2023.

A standout was Romelu Lukaku, scoring the most with 14 goals. The group winners were decided by points, goal difference, and other factors. The last three spots will be decided in play-offs. This event brought together 53 UEFA member countries in a thrilling football festival.


EURO 2024 Schedule

Here are the key dates for the Euro 2024 tournament:

  • Group stage: June 14 to June 26
  • Round of 16: June 29 to July 2
  • Quarterfinals: July 5 and 6
  • Semifinals: July 9 and 10
  • Final: July 14

Below you can find the date and time for each game. All times Eastern.

Euro 2024 Fixtures

Match (venue) Date (India)Time (IST)
Group stage matchday 1
Germany vs Scotland (Munich)15 June 202412:30 am
Hungary vs Switzerland (Cologne)15 June 20246:30 pm
Spain vs Croatia (Berlin)15 June 20249:30 pm
Italy vs Albania (Dortmund)16 June 202412:30 am
Poland vs Netherlands (Hamburg)16 June 20246:30 pm
Slovenia vs Denmark (Stuttgart)16 June 20249:30 pm
Serbia vs England (Gelsenkirchen)17 June 202412:30 am
Romania vs Ukraine (Munich)17 June 20246:30 pm
Belgium vs Slovakia (Frankfurt)17 June 20249:30 pm
Austria vs France (Dusseldorf)18 June 202412:30 am
Turkey vs Georgia (Dortmund)18 June 20249:30 pm
Portugal vs Czech Republic (Leipzig)19 June 202412:30 am
Group stage matchday 2
Croatia vs Albania (Hamburg)19 June 20246:30 pm
Germany vs Hungary (Stuttgart)19 June 20249:30 pm
Scotland vs Switzerland (Cologne)20 June 202412:30 am
Slovenia vs Serbia (Munich)20 June 20246:30 pm
Denmark vs England (Frankfurt)20 June 20249:30 pm
Spain vs Italy (Gelsenkirchen)21 June 202412:30 am
Slovakia vs Ukraine (Dusseldorf)21 June 20246:30 pm
Poland vs Austria (Berlin)21 June 20249:30 pm
Netherlands vs France (Leipzig)22 June 202412:30 am
Georgia vs Czech Republic (Hamburg)22 June 20246:30 pm
Turkey vs Portugal (Dortmund)22 June 20249:30 pm
Belgium vs Romania (Cologne)23 June 202412:30 am
Group stage matchday 3
Switzerland vs Germany (Frankfurt)24 June 202412:30 am
Scotland vs Hungary (Stuttgart)24 June 202412:30 am
Albania vs Spain (Dusseldorf)25 June 202412:30 am
Croatia vs Italy (Leipzig)25 June 202412:30 am
France vs Poland (Dortmund)25 June 20249:30 pm
Netherlands vs Austria (Berlin)25 June 20249:30 pm
Denmark vs Serbia (Munich)26 June 202412:30 am
England vs Slovenia (Cologne)26 June 202412:30 am
Slovakia vs Romania (Frankfurt)26 June 20249:30 pm
Ukraine vs Belgium (Stuttgart)26 June 20249:30 pm
Georgia vs Portugal (Gelsenkirchen)27 June 202412:30 am
Czech Republic vs Turkey (Hamburg)27 June 202412:30 am
Round of 16
38. 2A vs 2B (Berlin)29 June 20249:30 pm
37. 1A vs 2C (Dortmund)30 June 202412:30 am
40. 1C vs 3D/E/F (Gelsenkirchen)30 June 20249:30 pm
39. 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (Cologne)1 July 202412:30 am
42. 2D vs 2E (Dusseldorf)1 July 20249:30 pm
41. 1F vs 3A/B/C (Frankfurt)2 July 202412:30 am
43. 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (Munich)2 July 20249:30 pm
44. 1D vs 2F (Leipzig)3 July 202412:30 am
Quarter Finals
45. W39 vs W37 (Stuttgart)5 July 20249:30 pm
46. W41 vs W42 (Hamburg)6 July 202412:30 am
47. W40 vs W38 (Dusseldorf)6 July 20249:30 pm
48. W43 vs W44 (Berlin)7 July 202412:30 am
49. W45 vs W46 (Munich)10 July 202412:30 am
50. W47 vs W48 (Dortmund)11 July 202412:30 am
W49 vs W50 (Berlin)15 July 202412:30 am

Euro 2024 Venues and Host Cities

The excitement of UEFA Euro 2024 spreads over 10 famous stadiums. Each adds to Germany’s love for football. The Olympiastadion in Berlin tops the list. It can hold 70,000 fans.

BVB Stadion Dortmund, with room for 66,000, will see action in six games. This includes a key semi-final. Munich Football Arena will also host a semifinal. 66,000 fans will gather to enjoy the top-level play.

The Cologne Stadium is ready for five matches. It has seats for 47,000 people. Dusseldorf Arena is joining in, too, with 47,000 seats. It will be alive with football energy during five matches.

In Frankfurt, the arena with space for 46,000 is set for five games. Gelsenkirchen’s Arena AufSchalke can welcome 50,000 fans. Four exciting games, including Serbia vs. England, will be on its schedule.

In Hamburg, the Volksparkstadion will have 50,000 seats filled for many games. In total, there will be 51 matches. Football fans will get to enjoy the best games in these amazing cities hosting Euro 2024.

EURO 2024 Stadiums and Key Events

CityStadiumCapacityNumber of matchesKey events held
BerlinOlympiastadion70,00062006 FIFA World Cup Final, 2015 UEFA Champions League Final
CologneCologne Stadium47,00042006 FIFA World Cup Matches
DortmundBVB Stadion Dortmund66,00062006 FIFA World Cup Matches
DusseldorfDusseldorf Arena47,00042011 Eurovision Song Contest
FrankfurtFrankfurt Arena48,00052006 FIFA World Cup Matches, 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final
GelsenkirchenArena AufSchalke50,00052004 UEFA Champions League Final
HamburgVolksparkstadion Hamburg50,00052006 FIFA World Cup Matches
LeipzigLeipzig Stadium42,00042006 FIFA World Cup Matches
MunichMunich Football Arena67,00062006 FIFA World Cup Opening Match, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final
StuttgartStuttgart Arena54,00052006 FIFA World Cup Matches
EURO 2024 mascot named Albärt

City Ambassadors and Their Roles

EURO 2024 city ambassadors are well-known personalities linked to each host city, chosen for their contributions to football and their ability to engage with the public. Their main responsibilities include promoting the tournament, interacting with fans, and representing their cities in various events and media activities related to EURO 2024.

City Ambassadors

BerlinMichael PreetzPromote the tournament and engage with local communities.
CologneLukas PodolskiRepresent Cologne in media and fan events.
DortmundLars RickenAct as a spokesperson for Dortmund and its football heritage.
DusseldorfHeike HenkelEngage with fans and promote the city’s sporting culture.
FrankfurtNia KünzerRepresent Frankfurt and inspire young football enthusiasts.
GelsenkirchenGerald AsamoahPromote the tournament and engage with local football clubs.
HamburgUwe SeelerAct as a city representative and engage with the football community.
LeipzigRené AdlerPromote the tournament and engage with fans in Leipzig.
MunichPhilipp LahmServe as a key spokesperson and represent Munich in events.
StuttgartGuido BuchwaldEngage with local communities and promote the tournament.

Favorites and Predictions

The UEFA Euro 2024 is on the horizon. There’s a lot of talk about who will win. People are looking at the big teams and some not-so-obvious ones. The mix of strong and rising teams makes the tournament very interesting. It promises fans great football and looking forward to the games.

Top Contenders

Germany and France are top picks for Euro 2024. Germany has won the Euro three times, like Spain. This will be their 14th Euro. They have a great team. France, with two wins and in their 11th appearance, is also a favorite. Players like Kylian Mbappe make them a strong contender.


Italy won the last Euro, making them a team to watch. Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo, is always strong. Despite never winning, England is expected to do well this time.

Possible Underdogs

The top teams aren’t the only focus. Predictions also look at possible surprises. Belgium was seen as a strong team, but after losing to Slovakia, their odds fell. Yet, they have a talented group that can still do well.

  • Netherlands: With odds of +1400, they haven’t won since 1988 but have the potential to make a deep run.
  • Croatia: Croatia’s strong, but never made it past the quarterfinals. They could surprise people this year.
  • Czechia: Even they haven’t won, they have a lot of experience in the Euros. They might challenge the favorites.

Teams like Switzerland and Serbia are also ones to watch. They could really shake things up in the tournament. This adds even more excitement to Euro 2024.

Kylian Mbappé france euro 2024

Top Players to Watch

The UEFA Euro 2024 will be a showcase for football’s best players. Fans are eager to see outstanding performances. Many standout stars, from experienced pros to rising talents, are ready to wow the crowds.

1. Kylian Mbappe (France)

  • Position: Forward
  • Club: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)
  • Why Watch: Known for his incredible speed, dribbling skills, and goal-scoring ability, Mbappe is expected to be one of the standout stars of the tournament.

2. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club: Manchester City
  • Why Watch: De Bruyne is renowned for his vision, passing accuracy, and ability to control the tempo of the game, making him a key player for Belgium.

3. Harry Kane (England)

  • Position: Forward
  • Club: Tottenham Hotspur
  • Why Watch: As a prolific goal scorer and England’s captain, Kane’s leadership and striking prowess will be crucial for England’s success.

4. Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

  • Position: Forward
  • Club: FC Barcelona
  • Why Watch: Lewandowski’s exceptional goal-scoring record and experience make him one of the most dangerous forwards in the tournament.

5. Pedri (Spain)

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club: FC Barcelona
  • Why Watch: Pedri’s impressive technical skills, vision, and maturity beyond his years make him a key player to watch in Spain’s midfield.

6. Joshua Kimmich (Germany)

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club: Bayern Munich
  • Why Watch: Kimmich’s versatility, defensive capabilities, and leadership on the field are vital for Germany’s aspirations in the tournament.

7. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

  • Position: Forward
  • Club: Inter Milan
  • Why Watch: Known for his strength, speed, and finishing ability, Lukaku is a major threat to any defense.

8. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal)

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club: Manchester United
  • Why Watch: Fernandes’ playmaking skills, goal-scoring ability, and set-piece expertise make him a key figure for Portugal.

9. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)

  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Club: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)
  • Why Watch: Donnarumma’s shot-stopping ability and commanding presence in goal are crucial for Italy’s defensive strength.

10. Erling Haaland (Norway)

  • Position: Forward
  • Club: Manchester City
  • Why Watch: Haaland’s extraordinary goal-scoring record and physicality make him one of the most exciting young talents in the tournament.

Betting on EURO 2024

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Betting Options

  • Outright Winner: Predict the team you think will win the tournament.
  • Match Betting: Place bets on individual matches, including the outcome (win, lose, draw), total goals scored, and more.
  • Top Scorer: Bet on the player you think will score the most goals in the tournament.
  • Group Winners: Predict the teams that will top their respective groups.
  • Player Performance: Bet on specific player performances, such as goals scored or assists.

Live Betting

Experience the excitement of betting in real-time with Lottabet.com’s live betting feature. Bet on various aspects of the game as it unfolds, including next goal scorer, half-time result, and more. Live betting adds an extra layer of thrill to your EURO 2024 experience.


Lottabet.com provides valuable tips and insights to help you make informed betting decisions. Here are some tips for EURO 2024:

  1. Research Teams: Look into each team’s recent form, key players, and tactics to gauge their potential performance.
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  3. Manage Your Bankroll: Set a budget for your bets and avoid chasing losses. Responsible gambling is key.
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  5. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on team news, injuries, and other factors that could affect match outcomes.
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When does the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament begin?

The UEFA Euro 2024 starts on June 14, 2024. The opening match will be between Germany and Scotland in Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Which country is hosting the UEFA Euro 2024?

Germany is hosting the UEFA Euro 2024.

How many teams are participating in Euro 2024?

There are 24 teams in Euro 2024.

How is the qualifying process for Euro 2024 structured?

The Euro 2024 qualifying has teams play matches. They compete for a place in the final tournament. The process is explained on the UEFA’s official site.

What are the key venues for Euro 2024 matches?

The key venues for EURO 2024 matches include Olympiastadion in Berlin, BVB Stadion Dortmund in Dortmund, Frankfurt Arena in Frankfurt, and Munich Football Arena in Munich, among others.

Who are the favorites to win Euro 2024?

Big teams like Germany, Italy, and Spain are favorites for Euro 2024. They have strong squads and great records in international games.

What are the key dates for the Euro 2024 schedule?

The schedule starts on June 14, 2024, and the final is on July 14, 2024. Important matches like the group and knockout stages can be found on the UEFA site.

Who are the city ambassadors for Euro 2024, and what are their roles?

Euro 2024’s city ambassadors help promote the games and make fans excited. The tournament’s official platform has their names.

How can I watch the Euro 2024 matches live?

Watch Euro 2024 on TV sports channels or online streaming. UEFA’s website has a list of broadcasters.

Who are some top players to watch in Euro 2024?

Look out for Kylian Mbappé, Robert Lewandowski, and other star players at Euro 2024. There are also new talents to see.

What is the format for Euro 2024 group stages?

Euro 2024 will start with six groups, A to F. Each group has four teams.

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