UEFA Euro 2024: Teams, Matches, Tickets, Stadiums and More

UEFA Euro 2024: Teams, Matches, Tickets, Stadiums and More

It’s time again when UEFA Euro lights up our screens and soccer fans rejoice. The adored European counterpart to the World Cup, Euro 2024 is set to capture the imagination of Canadian sports bettors across all 10 provinces. Are you ready for 30 days of football fun?

Here we answer all your burning questions about Euro 2024, from qualified teams, to host stadiums, key group stage matches, where to buy tickets, and much more. Are you looking to wager on this big event? Don’t miss our next blog focused on Euro 2024 betting!

What Is Euro 2024?

First held in 1960, UEFA Euro is a major soccer championship that happens every four years. It’s one of the most-watched sporting events globally, with a growing fan base in Canada.

Italy are the defending Euro 2020 champions, having defeated England 3-2 after a nail-biting penalty shootout in 2021 (the event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

Euro 2020 winners

When and Where Will Euro 2024 Take Place?

Euro 2024 will be hosted in Germany from 14 June to 14 July – with 51 matches played to decide the champions of Europe for the next four years.

How Does Qualifying Work for Euro 2024?

Euro 2024 qualifying started in March 2023 with 53 teams competing for 23 spots (Germany automatically qualify as hosts). Teams are split into 10 groups, playing each other twice, home and away.

The top two teams from each group advance, filling 20 spots. The remaining three spots are determined through a play-off tournament featuring 12 teams, based on their 2022-23 UEFA Nations League results.

Euro 2024 teams and groups

In March, the 24 teams competing in Euro 2024 were finalized. Groups B and D might be considered the toughest groups to qualify from, with two previous UEFA Euro winners competing in each.

  • Group A – Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
  • Group B – Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
  • Group C – Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England
  • Group D – Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France
  • Group E – Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine
  • Group F – Turkey, Georgia, Portugal, Czech Republic

Soccer free kick Euro competition

Euro 2024 Tournament Format and Schedule

After qualifying, Euro 2024 is a round-robin style tournament comprising six groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the knockout stages.

The winner of Group A plays the winner of Group B, and so on. If necessary, extra-time and penalties will determine which teams qualify to the quarters, semis, and the much-anticipated Euro 2024 final.

See the full EURO 2024 match schedule.

Euro 2024 Host Cities and Stadiums

Hundreds of thousands of football fans will enjoy watching UEFA Euro 2024 at stadiums and fan parks located in 10 first-class stadiums across numerous cities in Germany.

VenueStadium capacityHome team
Olympiastadion Berlin70,000Hertha Berlin
Cologne Stadiumcologne stadium47,000FC Köln
BVB Stadion DortmundBVB Stadion Dortmund62,000Borussia Dortmund
Düsseldorf ArenaDüsseldorf Arena46,000Fortuna Düsseldorf
Frankfurt ArenaFrankfurt Arena47,000Eintracht Frankfurt
Arena AufSchalkeArena AufSchalke49,000Schalke
VolksparkstadionVolksparkstadion50,000Hamburg SV
Munich Football ArenaMunich Football Arena66,000Bayern Munich
Stuttgart ArenaStuttgart Arena51,000Stuttgart
Leipzig StadiumLeipzig Stadium47,000RB Leipzig

Five key group stage matches you don’t want to miss

Euro 2024 promises several exciting group stage matches. The results of these fixtures are likely to have significant implications for the knockout stages of the tournament.

👉 Spain vs. Italy: A repeat of their Euro 2020 semi-final clash, Spain will look to get revenge on ‘Azzurri’ for their penalty shootout defeat last time out.

👉 England vs.  Denmark: Finalists in Euro 2020, Gareth Southgate’s England will face a strong Danish side known for their strong defensive lineup.

👉 Netherlands vs.  France: Key players to watch in this headlining encounter include stalwart defender, Dutchman Virgil van Dijk and the prolific frontman, Kylian Mbappe for ‘Les Bleus’.

👉 Portugal vs. Czech Republic: A Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal take on the scrappy Czech Republic. This might well be the last shot at international glory for CR7.

👉 Switzerland vs. Germany: A resolute Switzerland face the brave hosts, Germany. With so many big names in this clash, Granit Xhaka and Joshua Kimmich come first to mind.

Euro 2024 final

The Euro 2024 final will be held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, the largest and oldest stadium showcased in the tournament. The home base of Bundesliga club, Hertha Berlin, fans can look forward to intense rivalry and exciting odds.

Euro 2024 Match Ball

Viewing and Attending Euro 2024

Euro 2024 promises to be a spectacle of football. Whether you’re watching from home or cheering on your team at the event, fans have multiple ways to follow the action.

Where can I buy Euro 2024 tickets?

You can purchase Euro 2024 tickets through UEFA’s official website. An official platform is also available for fans to list their unwanted tickets for resale at face value.

How to watch Euro 2024 on TV

In Canada, you can watch every Euro 2024 match on TSN (The Sports Network) without missing a single minute of the action.

Euro 2024 Mascot

Which Country Has the Most UEFA Euro Titles?

Germany and Spain have the joint-most UEFA Euro wins with three wins each. So far, only three host nations have lifted the trophy as European champions.

Tournament WinnerHostsRunner-Up
1972West GermanyBelgiumRussia
1976CzechoslovakiaYugoslaviaWest Germany
1980West GermanyItalyBelgium
1988NetherlandsWest GermanyRussia
1996GermanyEnglandCzech Republic
2020 (2021)ItalyEnglandEngland

Who Will Win Euro 2024?

The big question is, which country will win Euro 2024? Across all of Canada’s top soccer betting sites, England are the tournament favourites.

Germany is vying to be the first team to win the championship four times, but the Three Lions will be driven to do it one better than their defeat in the Euro 2020 final.

Coming next: Keep your eyes on the Maple Casino blog for our Euro 2024 betting preview, highlighting the best odds and wagering options for making predictions before and during the tournament.

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