Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Everything you need to know about Euro 2024 from fixture schedule to stadiums

Must read

Euro 2024 is finally underway this week as Germany prepare to host the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship.

England are among the favourites for glory, having come so close to ending their long wait for honours last time out when they reached the final at Wembley.

Scotland, meanwhile, have arrived at camp in preparation for their first outing at a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.

10

Euro 2024 is fast approaching

When is Euro 2024 taking place?

Euro 2024 will get underway on Friday, June 14 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

The opening match will see hosts Germany take on Steve Clarke’s Scotland and there will be 51 games in total.

The group stage will run until Wednesday, June 26, with the knockout stage scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 29.

Euro 2024 will last for one month, with the final set to be held on Sunday, July 14 at the 70,000-capacity Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Euro 2024: Key dates

June 14: Opening game

June 29: Round of 16 starts

July 5: Quarter-finals start

July 9: Semi-finals start

July 14: Final

How does Euro 2024 qualification work?

There will be 24 countries competing at Euro 2024, with hosts Germany looking for their fourth tournament win.

There will be a round of 16 before the quarter-finals as the top two teams from the six groups go through.

And they will be joined by the four best third-placed teams to form the last 16.

The knockout rounds then progress until the final and there will not be a third-place play-off at Euro 2024.

Scotland have touched down in Munich

10

Scotland have touched down in MunichCredit: Getty

Which stadiums are hosting Euro 2024?

This edition of UEFA’s premier international tournament is set to be held in Germany and ten stadiums have been selected.

Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park (BVB Stadion Dortmund), with a capacity of 66,000, will be one such venue.

Dortmund’s near neighbours Schalke will also see the Veltins Arena (Arena AufSchalke) used.

Not many of the stadia are close to each other, but Germany boasts a superb rail network that will ensure travelling to each ground won’t be difficult.

Euro 2024 Stadiums

  • Olympiastadion Berlin
  • Cologne Stadium (RheinEnergieSTADION)
  • BVB Stadion Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park)
  • Dusseldorf Arena (Merkur Spielarena)
  • Frankfurt Arena (Deutsche Bank Park)
  • Arena AufSchalke (Veltins Arena)
  • Volksparkstadion Hamburg
  • Leipzig Stadium (Red Bull Arena)
  • Munich Football Arena (Allianz Arena)
  • Stuttgart Arena
Dortmund's impressive home venue has a reduced capacity for international games

10

Dortmund’s impressive home venue has a reduced capacity for international games
The Veltins Arena will host 55,000 people at Euro 2024

10

The Veltins Arena will host 55,000 people at Euro 2024
The incredibly impressive Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the final

10

The incredibly impressive Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the final

Euro 2024: Squads

talkSPORT.com has a full list of every squad announced HERE.

Scotland

  • Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Hearts), Angus Gunn (Norwich), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)
  • Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Al-Ettifaq), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City), Scott McKenna (Copenhagen), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad)
  • Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Ryan Jack (free agent), Kenny McLean (Norwich), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
  • Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Tommy Conway (Bristol City), James Forrest (Celtic), Lewis Morgan (New York Red Bulls), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts)
Liverpool defender Robertson will captain Scotland at the tournament

10

Liverpool defender Robertson will captain Scotland at the tournamentCredit: Getty

England

  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).
  • Defenders: Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
  • Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace).
  • Forwards: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).
Wharton underwent a meteoric rise to make it into England's final squad

10

Wharton underwent a meteoric rise to make it into England’s final squadCredit: Getty

What are the groups at Euro 2024?

Group A

  • A1: Germany 
  • A2: Scotland
  • A3: Hungary
  • A4: Switzerland

Group B

  • B1: Spain
  • B2: Croatia
  • B3: Italy
  • B4: Albania

Group C

  • C1: Slovenia
  • C2: Denmark
  • C3: Serbia
  • C4: England

Group D

  • D1: Poland
  • D2: Netherlands
  • D3: Austria
  • D4: France

Group E

  • E1: Belgium
  • E2: Slovakia
  • E3: Romania
  • E4: Ukraine

Group F

  • F1: Turkey
  • F2: Georgia
  • F3: Portugal
  • F4: Czechia

Euro 2024: How did Germany earn the tournament?

Germany were awarded this edition of the Euros in 2018 after 17 members of the UEFA executive committee voted for the three-time winners over Turkey.

The vote took place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and this will be the first time they have hosted the event since 1988.

Germany has top infrastructure in place and minimal work has been carried out ahead of the tournament, which was the main reason Turkey lost out.

However, Turkey’s poor human rights record was also taken into account.

So, Germany emerged as the obvious choice for UEFA’s flagship international competition.

Germany have a strong football heritage and appear ideal hosts

10

Germany have a strong football heritage and appear ideal hostsCredit: Getty

Euro 2024: Weather and kick-off times

Weather in Germany in June and July is very similar to the UK, with Berlin’s average temperature over summer between 16C and 22C.

Therefore, the weather shouldn’t be a problem for the players or fans.

Kick-off times for all games have been confirmed with group stage games starting at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm in the UK, with Germany one hour ahead.

The semi-finals and final are also set to kick off at 8pm in the UK.

Euro 2024: Full schedule

All UK kick-off times

Group stages

Friday June 14

Saturday, June 15

Sunday, June 16

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

  • Croatia vs Albania (Hamburg, 2pm) – ITV
  • Germany vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 5pm) – BBC
  • Scotland vs Switzerland (Cologne, 8pm) – BBC

Thursday, June 20

  • Slovenia vs Serbia (Munich, 2pm) – ITV
  • Denmark vs England (Frankfurt, 5pm) – BBC
  • Spain vs Italy (Gelsenkirchen, 8pm) – ITV

Friday, June 21

  • Slovakia vs Ukraine (Dusseldorf, 2pm) – BBC
  • Poland vs Austria (Berlin, 5pm) – ITV
  • Netherlands vs France (Leipzig, 8pm) – BBC

Saturday, June 22

  • Georgia vs Czech Republic (Hamburg, 2pm) – BBC
  • Turkey vs Portugal (Dortmund, 5pm) – ITV
  • Belgium vs Romania (Cologne, 8pm) – ITV

Sunday, June 23

  • Switzerland vs Germany (Frankfurt, 8pm) – BBC
  • Scotland vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 8pm) – BBC

Monday, June 24

  • Croatia vs Italy (Leipzig, 8pm) – BBC
  • Albania vs Spain (Dusseldorf, 8pm) – BBC

Tuesday, June 25

  • Netherlands vs Austria (Berlin, 5pm) – BBC
  • France vs Poland (Dortmund, 5pm) – BBC
  • England vs Slovenia (Cologne, 8pm) – ITV
  • Denmark vs Serbia (Munich, 8pm) – ITV

Wednesday, June 26

  • Slovakia vs Romania (Frankfurt, 5pm) – BBC
  • Ukraine vs Belgium (Stuttgart, 5pm) – BBC
  • Czech Republic vs Turkey (Hamburg, 8pm) – ITV
  • Georgia vs Portugal (Gelsenkirchen, 8pm) – ITV
Italy are the reigning champions

10

Italy are the reigning champions

Round of 16

Saturday, June 29

  • 1A vs 2C (Dortmund, 8pm)
  • 2A vs 2B (Berlin, 5pm)

Sunday, June 30

  • 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (Cologne, 8pm)
  • 1C vs 3D/E/F (Gelsenkirchen, 5pm)

Monday, July 1

  • 1F vs 3A/B/C (Frankfurt, 8pm)
  • 2D vs 2E (Düsseldorf, 5pm)

Tuesday, July 2

  • 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (Munich, 5pm)
  • 1D vs 2F (Leipzig, 8pm)
England head into Euro 2024 following defeat to Iceland

10

England head into Euro 2024 following defeat to IcelandCredit: Getty

Quarter-finals

Friday, July 5

  • W R16 4 vs W R16 2 (Stuttgart, 5pm)
  • W R16 5 vs W R16 6 (Hamburg, 8pm)

Saturday July 6

  • W R16 3 vs W R16 1 (Dusseldorf, 5pm)
  • W R16 7 vs W R16 8 (Berlin, 8pm)

Semi-finals

Tuesday, July 9

  • W QF1 vs W QF2 (Munich, 8pm)

Wednesday, July 10

  • W QF3 vs W QF4 (Dortmund, 8pm)

Euro 2024 final

  • Sunday, July 14
  • W SF1 vs W SF2 (Berlin, 8pm)

To lift the trophy:

*odds subject to change

Unsure who to back? Take a spin on the Lucky Dip wheel and get a random team at 20/1 to win the tournament.

You could get England at a massive price! – spin here. 18+ gambleaware.org

Latest article