Euro 2024: Dates, fixtures, stadiums, tickets and everything you need to know

Euro 2024: UEFA European Championship trophy
UEFA European Championship trophy (Image credit: Getty Images)

Euro 2024 is only just around the corner, and is the next major international men's tournament in the European calendar. 

Just 18 months after World Cup 2022, due to that tournament's shift from summer to winter, there is a lot less time to wait than normal for the European Championships, and Euro 2024 in Germany certainly promises to be a belter.  

It's not too soon to get up to speed, either - here's for everything you need to know about UEFA Euro 2024...

Where will Euro 2024 take place?

Euro 2024 will take place in Germany. They were announced as hosts in 2018, winning their bid in a ballot among UEFA's Executive Committee by 12 votes to four for Turkey, and one abstention.

Euro 2024 dates and fixtures

We're back to summer for men's international tournaments after World Cup 2022's winter sojourn.

Euro 2024 will take place between June 14 and July 14, 2024.

The group stage will kick off with the opening game on June 14, then there will be three games a day until June 26.

The knockout stages begin with the round of 16 on June 29, with two games a day until July 2.

The quarter-finals will also feature two fixtures a day on July 5 and 6.

The semi-finals will take place on July 9 and 10.

The final will be hosted on July 14.

How to watch Euro 2024

Here's how to watch Euro 2024:

• UK: All matches are split between the BBC and ITV, both non-subscription, free-to-air broadcasters that only require a UK TV license
• USA: Fox has broadcast rights for Euro 2024 – without cable, you can get both channels on Sling Blue for $39.99 a month (with 50% off the first month), and Fubo TV, which is $69.99 after a seven-day free trial
• Canada: TVA Sports are broadcasting the Euros in Canada, which costs $17.99 a month or $179.99 for a full year's subscription
• Australia: Optus Sport is showing every game of Euro 2024
• New Zealand: TVNZ (formerly Spark Sport) has the broadcast rights to Euro 2024

Can I watch Euro 2024 for free?

Both the UK and Australia will be showing the World Cup on free-to-air channels, with BBC and ITV having the rights in Britain.

However, American soccer fans can get a seven-day free trial on Fubo TV.

Which countries have qualified for Euro 2024?

Who has qualified for the Euro 2024? Well, we won't know the full lineup until next year after the playoffs have taken place. Some teams have made it already, however. 

  • Germany (hosts)
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Scotland
  • Turkey
  • Austria
  • England
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Albania
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Czech Republic 
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia

Ilkay Gundogan of Germany looks on during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage match between Spain and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium on 27 November, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar.

Germany are hosting Euro 2024 (Image credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How many teams will be at Euro 2024?

There will be 24 teams competing at Euro 2024.

When will all qualified countries be confirmed for Euro 2024?

The UEFA Euro 2024 qualifications sees European countries split into 10 groups, with the top two of each group qualifying to fill 20 of Euro 2024's 24 slots. One slot has already been taken by Germany, who qualify as hosts.

The group stage will run from March 23, 2023 until November 21, 2023.

The final three slots will be decided by a play-off system. The 12 best-performing teams who did not qualify from the groups will go into three play-off paths, each featuring semi-finals and a final.

These Euro 2024 play-off fixtures will take place on March 21, 2024 and March 26, 2024.

When will the Euro 2024 squads be announced?

We normally see provisional tournament squads released around four to six weeks before the competition kicks off, so we expect to see qualified teams reveal their squads in May 2024.

Gareth Southgate, Manager of England men's senior team, reacts during the international friendly match between England and Australia at Wembley Stadium on October 13, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Managers name their squads next year (Image credit: Getty Images)

When is the Euro 2024 group draw?

The UEFA Euro 2024 draw will be held in December 2023.

What will the Euro 2024 kick-off times be?

The Euro 2024 opening fixture will kick-off at 9pm Central European Summer Time (8pm British Summer Time). The knockout fixtures will be split between 5pm CEST (4pm BST) and 9pm CEST (8pm BST).

Further kick-off times for the group stages are yet to be confirmed.

What are the Euro 2024 stadiums?

These are the Euro 2024 stadiums:

  • Olympiastadion, Berlin: 74,461
  • Allianz Arena, Munich: 70,076
  • Westfalenstadion, Dortmund: 65,849
  • Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen: 54,740
  • Waldstadion, Frankfurt: 54,697
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart: 54,244
  • Volksparkstadion, Hamburg: 52,245
  • Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf: 51,031
  • RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne: 49,827
  • Red Bull Arena, Leipzig: 42,959

What is the official match ball for Euro 2024?

Adidas Euro 2024 match ball

The Euro 2024 official match ball (Image credit: Adidas)

The official match ball for Euro 2024 is manufactured by Adidas, and is called the Fussballliebe - meaning 'love of football' in German. 

It will be the first match ball in European Championships history to feature Connected Ball Technology, the same technology used in the World Cup 2022 Al Rihla ball. A sensor inside of the ball will help VAR with semi-automated offside decisions, while also providing 500 pieces of a data a second to detect when the ball is, or crucially isn't, touched. 

The ball features a striking design which Adidas claims "represents the movement of the ball and the energy of the game through prominent black wing shapes accentuated with colourful edges, curves and dots."

When will Euro 2024 tickets be on sale?

Euro 2024 tickets have already gone on sale. 

More tickets will be held back for sale to supporters of the national teams that qualify through the Euro 2024 play-offs, scheduled for March 21 and 26 next year. 

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