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England’s Euro 2024 route to final – fixture, dates and potential opponents

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The 2024 European Championships are just around the corner, and as we inch closer to the first whistle, the nation’s anticipation is palpable.

England are tipped by the bookmakers to clinch the tournament and bring football home. However, Gareth Southgate’s squad will have more than one formidable adversary to contend with this time. France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the host nation Germany all pose significant challenges to England’s ambition of ending their 58-year wait for a major tournament trophy.

After a semi-final departure in the 2018 World Cup, a defeat at Wembley in the 2020 Euros final, and a quarter-final exit at the hands of France in Qatar 2022, the Three Lions’ manager is likely heading into his last major tournament. He announced his final 26-man squad on Thursday afternoon.

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Jack Grealish and James Maddison were both left out, while Manchester United’s Harry Maguire was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a calf injury. This opened up opportunities for Eberechi Eze, Cole Palmer, Adam Wharton, and Lewis Dunk to make their debut appearances at a major international tournament with England.

With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about England’s fixtures, potential knockout stage opponents (assuming they qualify), and when each match could potentially take place….

Group stage

The top two in each group, along with the four best third-placed teams, will progress to the Round of 16. England finds itself in Group C and will face Serbia in their opening match.

Buy England’s Euro 2024 kit

The Three Lions are among the favourites to win this summer’s Euro 2024 tournament and you can get your hands on the brand new Nike home and away kits before the first whistle.

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