UEFA EURO 2024: Dates, Venues, and What to Expect

UEFA EURO 2024 Dates, Venues, and What to Expect

The Olympiastadion Berlin will stage the UEFA EURO 2024 final: Getty Images

The 17th edition of the European Championship, Euro 2024, is set to commence in Germany today June 14, marking a return to its regular four-year cycle following the COVID-19 pandemic-induced delay of Euro 2020.

Reigning champions Italy will defend their title against 23 other teams. Germany automatically qualified as the host nation, with 20 other teams securing their spots through qualifiers and three via playoffs. Notably, Georgia will make its Euros debut.

Previous winners of the European Football Championships

The 24 teams are divided into six groups, with the top two from each group and the best four third-placed teams progressing to the round of 16. The knockout stage will feature extra time and penalty shootouts if necessary.

Twenty-four teams will compete in six groups

Esbecgroup has identified six main contenders for the Euro 2024 title, including England, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, and Italy.

Matches will be held across ten venues, nine of which were used in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The host cities include Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, and Stuttgart.

Matches will be held across ten venues

Public ticket sales for Euro 2024 began on October 3, 2023, with over 1.2 million tickets available in the first round. Prices range from 30 euros for group stage matches to 2,000 euros for the final. UEFA has allocated a total of 331 million euros in prize money for the participants.

UEFA has allocated a total of 331 million euros in prize money


UEFA EURO 2024 match schedule

Group stage

14 June
Group 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


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


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)

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