Euro 2024: Ultimate Guide to Teams, Tournament Format, and Full Match Schedule

The highly anticipated UEFA Euro 2024 tournament, hosted by Germany, is set to commence on June 14, culminating in the grand final on July 14. The opening match will feature Germany facing off against Scotland in Munich on the tournament’s kick-off day. The final showdown will take place in the capital city of Berlin.

Germany has selected ten cities as venues for the event, including Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, and Stuttgart. A total of 24 teams will be divided into six groups, with 51 matches in total scheduled throughout the tournament.

During the group stage, which runs until June 26, teams will battle it out to secure a spot in the 16-team knockout stage that begins on June 29. To qualify for the knockout stage, nations must finish within the top two spots in their respective groups, while four third-place finishers will also advance.

Here is a breakdown of the teams, groups, match fixtures, kickoff times, and venues for Euro 2024:

**Groups and Teams:**
⚽ 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

Teams will be split into six groups, each consisting of four teams. The top two sides from each group, along with the best four third-place teams, will advance to the round of 16. From there, winners will progress to the quarterfinals, followed by the semifinals and ultimately, the final.

In the knockout stage, if a match ends in a tie after regular playing time, extra time consisting of two 15-minute periods will be played. If the score remains level after extra time, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

For a detailed Euro 2024 match schedule, including kickoff times, venues, and real-time goal updates, Al Jazeera has a dedicated fixtures page.

Stay tuned to Al Jazeera’s Euro 2024 tournament page for live coverage, match build-up, text commentary, group standings, match results, and schedules to keep up with all the action.