A Guide to UEFA Euro 2024

A Guide to UEFA Euro 2024

The Euros, or the European Football Championship to give it its full name, is UEFA's main tournament and it happens every 4 years in a different country (or countries) around Europe since its inception in 1960, and Euro 2024 is the 17th tournament.

The host country in 2024 is Germany, with 10 cities hosting matches throughout the tournament, kicking off in Munich on Friday 14th June 2024 and ending with the final in Berlin, at the Olympiastadion Berlin, the home of Hertha Berlin, on Sunday 14th July 2024.

Euro 2024 Map of the host cities in Germany


Berlin: Olympiastadion Berlin (current capacity: 71,000)
Cologne: Cologne Stadium (43,000)
Dortmund: BVB Stadion Dortmund (62,000)
Dusseldorf: Düsseldorf Arena (47,000)
Frankfurt: Frankfurt Arena (47,000)
Gelsenkirchen: Arena Auf, Schalke (50,000)
Hamburg: Volksparkstadion Hamburg (49,000)
Leipzig: Leipzig Stadium (40,000)
Munich: Munich Football Arena (66,000)
Stuttgart: Stuttgart Arena (51,000)


24 teams have qualified for theses finals, which increased from 16 teams in 2016. Previously it increased to 8 teams from 1980 after originally being only 4 teams. There are 6 groups of 4 teams playing in single round robin competition giving a total of 36 group matches.


Euro 2024 Groups


The 6 group winners, 6 group runners-up and the 4 best third-placed teams progress to the round of 16 when it becomes a knockout competition through quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final making a total of 51 matches across the month of football. There has been no 3rd place play-off match in the Euros since 1980.

Flying the flag for the UK at Euro 2024 are England and Scotland

The trophy awarded to the team winning the final on the 14th July is The Henri Delaunay Trophy, which is named in honour of the first General Secretary of UEFA.

Which teams do you think will be in the final? And who will be the ultimate winners of Euro 2024?



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