UEFA Euro 2024

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UEFA Euro 2024
Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024
(in German)
UEFA Euro 2024 Logo.svg

United by Football.
Vereint im Herzen Europas.

(United in the heart of Europe.)
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates14 June – 14 July
Teams24
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
2020
2028

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2024 (stylised as UEFA EURO 2024) or simply Euro 2024, will be the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the men's national teams of its member associations. Germany will host the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 14 June to 14 July 2024.[1]

It will be the third time that European Championship matches are played on German territory and the second time in reunified Germany as the former West Germany hosted the tournament of 1988, and four matches of the multi-national Euro 2020 were played in Munich. It will be the first time the competition is held in the region of former East Germany with Leipzig as a host city, as well as the first time that a reunified Germany served as a solo host nation.[2] The tournament will return to its usual four-year cycle, after Euro 2020 was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy are the defending champions, having won the 2020 tournament after beating England in the final.[3]

Bid process[edit]

On March 8, 2017, UEFA announced that only two countries, Germany and Turkey, had announced their intentions to host the tournament before the deadline of 3 March 2017.[4][5]

The host was selected on 27 September 2018 in Nyon, Switzerland.[6] Germany initially planned to fully host Euro 2020 although never announced any firm interest by May 2012.[7]

Voting results
Country Votes
 Germany 12
 Turkey 4
Abstention 1
Total 17

The UEFA Executive Committee voted for the host in a secret ballot, with only a simple majority required to determine the host. In the event of a tie, the UEFA President would cast the decisive vote.[8] Of the 20 members of the Executive Committee, two were ineligible to vote and one was absent, leaving a total of seventeen voting members.[9]

Qualification[edit]

As hosts, Germany qualified for the tournament automatically. The 23 remaining spots will be determined by a qualifying tournament; 20 spots will be decided by the direct qualification of the winners and runners-up of the 10 qualifying groups, with the remaining three spots decided by play-offs.[10] Places in the play-offs will be given to the teams that perform the best in the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League who have not already qualified via the main qualifying tournament.[11]

The draw for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group stage was held on 9 October 2022 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt.[12][13] The qualifying group stage will take place from March to November 2023, while the three play-offs will be held in March 2024.[14]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 Germany[B] Host 27 September 2018 13 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.

Disqualification of Russia[edit]

At a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Hvar, Croatia, on 20 September 2022, it was confirmed that Russia would be excluded from qualifying for Euro 2024, all Russian teams having been suspended by UEFA following the country's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.[15] This meant Russia would not appear at the European Championship finals for the first time since 2000.

Venues[edit]

Germany had a wide choice of stadiums that satisfied UEFA's minimum capacity requirement of 30,000 seats for European Championship matches.

Of the ten venues selected for Euro 2024, nine were used for the 2006 FIFA World Cup: Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Gelsenkirchen.[16][17] Düsseldorf, which was not used in 2006 but had previously been used for the 1974 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1988, will serve as the tenth venue; conversely, Hanover, Nuremberg and Kaiserslautern, host cities in 2006, will not be used for this championship.

Various other stadiums, such as those in Bremen and Mönchengladbach were not selected.[18] The venues covered all the main regions of Germany, but the area with the highest number of venues at UEFA Euro 2024 is the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with four of the ten host cities (Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne).[19]

Berlin Munich Dortmund Stuttgart
Olympiastadion
(Olympiastadion Berlin)
Allianz Arena
(Munich Football Arena)
Signal Iduna Park
(BVB Stadion Dortmund)
Mercedes-Benz Arena
(Stuttgart Arena)
Capacity: 74,461 Capacity: 70,076 Capacity: 65,849 Capacity: 54,906
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Allianz-Arena-München.jpg
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Gelsenkirchen Frankfurt
Veltins-Arena
(Arena AufSchalke)
Deutsche Bank Park
(Frankfurt Arena)
Capacity: 54,740 Capacity: 54,697
Arena auf schalke veltins arena gelsenkirchen 1.jpg
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Hamburg Düsseldorf Cologne Leipzig
Volksparkstadion
(Volksparkstadion Hamburg)
Merkur Spielarena
(Düsseldorf Arena)
RheinEnergieStadion
(Cologne Stadium)
Red Bull Arena
(Leipzig Stadium)
Capacity: 52,245 Capacity: 51,031 Capacity: 49,827 Capacity: 42,959
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Draw[edit]

The final tournament draw will take place in December 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.[20] The teams will be seeded in accordance with the overall European Qualifiers rankings. Hosts Germany will be automatically seeded into pot 1, and placed in position A1. The three play-off winners will not be known at the time of the draw, and the teams participating in those play-offs, scheduled to be held in March 2024, will be placed into pot 4 for the draw.[21]

Group stage[edit]

UEFA announced the tournament schedule on 10 May 2022, which only included kick-off times for the opening match, semi-finals and final.[22][23]

Group winners, runners-up and the best four third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.

All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied:[21]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams who are still level to determine their final rankings.[a] If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 10 applied;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If on the last round of the group stage, two teams are facing each other and each had the same number of points, as well as the same number of goals scored and conceded, and the score finished level in their match, their ranking is determined by a penalty shoot-out. (This criterion is not used if more than two teams had the same number of points.);
  8. Lower disciplinary points total in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  9. Higher position in the European Qualifiers overall ranking, unless the comparison involves hosts Germany, in which case a drawing of lots will take place.

Notes

  1. ^ If there is a three-way tie on points, the application of the first three criteria may only break the tie for one of the teams, leaving the other two teams still tied. In this case, the tiebreaking procedure is resumed, from the beginning, for the two teams that are still tied.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout phase based on ranking
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 14 June 2024. Source: UEFA
(H) Host
Germany Match 1A2
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A3Match 2A4
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A2Match 13A4
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Germany Match 14A3
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A4Match 25 Germany
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A2Match 26A3
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout phase based on ranking
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 15 June 2024. Source: UEFA
B1Match 3B2
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B3Match 4B4
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B2Match 15B4
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B1Match 16B3
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B4Match 27B1
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B2Match 28B3
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Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout phase based on ranking
4 C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 16 June 2024. Source: UEFA
C3Match 5C4
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C1Match 6C2
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C2Match 17C4
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C1Match 18C3
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C4Match 29C1
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C2Match 30C3
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Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout phase based on ranking
4 D4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 16 June 2024. Source: UEFA
D1Match 7D2
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D3Match 8D4
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D1Match 19D3
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D2Match 20D4
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D2Match 31D3
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D4Match 32D1
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Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 E2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 E3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout phase based on ranking
4 E4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 17 June 2024. Source: UEFA
E1Match 9E2
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E3Match 10E4
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E2Match 21E4
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E1Match 22E3
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E2Match 33E3
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E4Match 34E1
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Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 F1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 F2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 F3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout phase based on ranking
4 F4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 18 June 2024. Source: UEFA
F1Match 11F2
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F3Match 12F4
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F1Match 23F3
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F2Match 24F4
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F2Match 35F3
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F4Match 36F1
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Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A Third place Group A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 B Third place Group B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C Third place Group C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Third place Group D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E Third place Group E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 F Third place Group F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 14 June 2024. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Wins; 5) Lower disciplinary points total; 6) European Qualifiers overall ranking.

Knockout phase[edit]

In the knockout phase, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each). If still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.[21]

As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there is no third place play-off.

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depended on which four third-placed teams qualify for the round of 16:[21]

Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1B
vs
1C
vs
1E
vs
1F
vs
A B C D 3A 3D 3B 3C
A B C E 3A 3E 3B 3C
A B C F 3A 3F 3B 3C
A B D E 3D 3E 3A 3B
A B D F 3D 3F 3A 3B
A B E F 3E 3F 3B 3A
A C D E 3E 3D 3C 3A
A C D F 3F 3D 3C 3A
A C E F 3E 3F 3C 3A
A D E F 3E 3F 3D 3A
B C D E 3E 3D 3B 3C
B C D F 3F 3D 3C 3B
B C E F 3F 3E 3C 3B
B D E F 3F 3E 3D 3B
C D E F 3F 3E 3D 3C

All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
30 June – Cologne
 
 
Winner Group B
 
5 July – Stuttgart
 
3rd Group A/D/E/F
 
Winner Match 39
 
29 June – Dortmund
 
Winner Match 37
 
Winner Group A
 
9 July – Munich
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Match 45
 
1 July – Frankfurt
 
Winner Match 46
 
Winner Group F
 
5 July – Hamburg
 
3rd Group A/B/C
 
Winner Match 41
 
1 July – Düsseldorf
 
Winner Match 42
 
Runner-up Group D
 
14 July – Berlin
 
Runner-up Group E
 
Winner Match 49
 
2 July – Munich
 
Winner Match 50
 
Winner Group E
 
6 July – Berlin
 
3rd Group A/B/C/D
 
Winner Match 43
 
2 July – Leipzig
 
Winner Match 44
 
Winner Group D
 
10 July – Dortmund
 
Runner-up Group F
 
Winner Match 47
 
30 June – Gelsenkirchen
 
Winner Match 48
 
Winner Group C
 
6 July – Düsseldorf
 
3rd Group D/E/F
 
Winner Match 40
 
29 June – Berlin
 
Winner Match 38
 
Runner-up Group A
 
 
Runner-up Group B
 

Round of 16[edit]

Winner Group AMatch 37Runner-up Group C
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Runner-up Group AMatch 38Runner-up Group B
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Winner Group BMatch 393rd Group A/D/E/F
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Winner Group CMatch 403rd Group D/E/F
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Winner Group FMatch 413rd Group A/B/C
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Runner-up Group DMatch 42Runner-up Group E
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Winner Group EMatch 433rd Group A/B/C/D
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Winner Group DMatch 44Runner-up Group F
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Quarter-finals[edit]

Winner Match 39Match 45Winner Match 37
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Winner Match 41Match 46Winner Match 42
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Winner Match 43Match 47Winner Match 44
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Winner Match 40Match 48Winner Match 38
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Semi-finals[edit]

Winner Match 45Match 49Winner Match 46
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Winner Match 47Match 50Winner Match 48
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Final[edit]

Winner Match 49Match 51Winner Match 50
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Marketing[edit]

Logo and slogan[edit]

The official logo was unveiled on 5 October 2021, during a ceremony at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. The logo depicts the Henri Delaunay Trophy with 24 coloured slices around the trophy representing the 24 participating nations, and the ellipse reflects the shape of the Olympiastadion.[24] In addition, each of the ten host cities has their own unique logo, featuring the following local sights:[25]

The official slogan of the tournament is "United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas." The slogan was chosen to promote diversity and inclusion.[26]

Sponsorship[edit]

UEFA had the following sponsorship partners:[27]

Broadcasters[edit]

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be located at the halls of the Leipzig Trade Fair in Leipzig, Germany.[33]

References[edit]

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