The UEFA’s international football crown will come back to Germany in the heart of the continent in 2024.
It will be the second time Germany hosts the competition after its first time in 1988. It also will be the first big tournament to be held in Germany since the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The Euro 2024 will see the traditional format of a single country staging affairs to come back, with Euro 2020 (now, strictly Euro 2021 after its postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic) scheduled to be a pan-European event that will take place in 12 countries.
When is Euro 2024?
Euro 2024 is scheduled to take place in June and July, 2024, with a total of 24 teams competing in the tournament. The draw will be held in December, 2023.
When does Euro 2024 qualification begin?
The qualifying stage of Euro 2024 is planned to commence in March 2023 and the draw for the qualification groups is scheduled to take place in December 2022.
It should follow the same process as that which happened for the 2016 and the 2020 versions, with the two teams automatically qualifying from each of nine groups and the best third-placed team participating with them.
As hosts, Germany automatically qualifies in similar way as France did for the 2016 edition. The rest four places will go to the four teams that will win at the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League play-offs.
What stadiums will host Euro 2024?
10 different stadiums will be used at Euro 2024 and will be distributed throughout Germany, covering many regions.
UEFA’s requirements for hosting the major tournament mean limited capacity of the European Championship stadiums (three with a minimum capacity of 50,000, three with a minimum capacity of 40,000 and four with a minimum capacity of at least 30,000) and Germany has a host of these venues.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena) and Borussia Dortmund (Westfalenstadion), one of the largest in the country, are not on the list.
The Schalt Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen and the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart also appear on the stadium list, with the smallest stadium being the Waldstadion of Frankfurt, with 48,387 seats.