European Football Championship 2024 in Germany - Everything you need to know about EURO 2024

The European Championship 2024 will be held in Germany from 14 June to 14 July 2024. On this website you can read everything you need to know about the European Football Championship in Germany. What is EURO 2024? Where is the European Championship in 2024? And when is the European Championship in 2024?

European Championship 2024
Host country: Germany
Date: June 14 - July 14, 2024
Teams: 24
Matches: 51
Host cities: 10
Stadiums: 10

The Germans believe that EURO 2024 can bring society together and that this football tournament will form a foundation for the future of European football. The organization is based on three pillars: growing, sharing and celebrating.

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    European Championship 2024 logo
    Logo European Championship 2024

    This is the first time that Germany will host the European Football Championship as a single country. Germany is automatically qualified for the main tournament as the host country. The next global football event is the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

    What is Euro 2024?

    The European Championship 2024 is the 17th edition of the four-yearly football tournament organized in Germany by UEFA.

    The qualifying rounds and the main draw take place over two seasons. Every member of UEFA is allowed to participate in a national men's team.

    The European Football Championship is the third largest sporting event in the world. The tournament is followed by millions of football fans.

    Where is Euro 2024?

    The European Championship 2024 is in Germany. UEFA announced on September 27, 2018 who will be the host country for the 2024 European Football Championship.

    The Germans won the elections with the slogan 'United by football. In the heart of Europe'. Germany has already won the European Football Championship three times.

    When is Euro 2024?

    The European Championship 2024 is from June 14 to July 14, 2024. The opening match will be played on June 14 and the final will be played a month later on July 14.

    The European Football Championship is always held in June and July.

    European Championship 2024 setup

    The structure of the European Football Championship 2024 consists of two phases, namely a qualification phase and the main tournament.

    The qualifying phase then consists of a group stage and play-offs. The main tournament is divided into a group stage and a knockout stage.

    • Qualification
      • Group stage
      • Playoffs
    • Main tournament
      • Group stage
      • Knockout phase

    The host country, Germany, automatically qualifies for the main tournament. The other teams are divided into 10 groups of 5 and 6 teams.

    For the draw for the qualifying phase, the pot division will be determined based on the results from the last edition of the Nations League. The pot allocation for the main draw draw is based on the results from the qualifying phase. The Germans are placed in pot 1.

    Euro 2024 qualification

    The European Championship 2024 qualification consists of two variants: the regular qualifiers and through the play-offs of the Nations League.

    Germany is automatically qualified as host country. As a result, 23 countries can compete for a place in the football tournament via the European Championship 2024 qualification. [ref]

    The qualifying draw was on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Frankfurt. [ref] England is classified in group C and has to compete with Italy, Ukraine, Macedonia and Malta. The first two countries qualify for the main tournament in Germany.

    Important data

    The following dates are important for the European Football Championship in Germany:

    • October 9, 2022: Qualification draw
    • March to November 2023: qualification
    • December 2, 2023: draw
    • March 2024: Playoffs
    • June 14 - July 14, 2024: Tournament
    European Championship 2024 schedule
    European Championship 2024 schedule

    European Championship 2024 schedule

    24 countries will participate in the Euro 2024 schedule, divided into 6 groups of 4 countries. [ref] The numbers 1 and 2 of each group qualify for the knock-out rounds, as well as the 4 best third placed teams from the groups.

    The draw for the exact details of the schedule is on December 2, 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Then the starting times will also be announced.

    European Championship 2024 host cities

    The 10 European Championship 2024 host cities are: Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. These are the cities that Germany has proposed, but a number of them are likely to be dropped.

    Berlin is the city where the European Championship finals will be played. The opening match is in Munich.

    Euro 2024 stadiums

    The European Championship 2024 stadiums are renamed in a number of cases because of the name of the sponsor of the home club. The proposed stadiums are: Olympiastadion Berlin, Stadion Köln, BVB Stadion Dortmund, Düsseldorf Arena, Frankfurt Stadion, Arena AufSchalke, Hamburg Arena, RB Arena, Fussbal Arena Munich and Arena Stuttgart.

    Stadium illuminated in the colors of the 2024 European Football Championship
    Stadium illuminated in the colors of the 2024 European Football Championship

    Logo of the European Championship 2024

    The logo of the Euro 2024 stands for a EURO where everyone feels welcome and where diversity is celebrated. [ref]

    The European Championship logo consists of the colors of the flags of the 55 members of UEFA. Central to the logo is the cup surrounded by 24 colored areas that represent the participants.

    Photo of the logo of the European Championship 2024
    Photo of the logo of the European Championship 2024

    Euro 2024 slogan: United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas

    The slogan of Euro 2024 is: "United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas". This slogan reinforces the message of unity, togetherness and inclusiveness. [ref]

    This phrase was also used during the bidding process and was selected by the ten host cities.

    Promotion and sponsoring European Championship 2024

    Sponsors of EURO 2024 have plenty of opportunities and opportunities to make themselves known during the event. UEFA's commercial partners can not only benefit from a well-organised tournament in Germany, but the impact will also be felt in the longer term. The European Championship will be the perfect stage for commercial success.

    In the context of safety and health, it is prohibited in the host country to promote tobacco products and to smoke around the stadiums. Fortunately, it is allowed to promote alcohol and drink beer, if not shown to children. Betting on the European Football Championship is also allowed, so that you can make the football tournament even more exciting.

    Social responsibility of Euro 2024

    In recent years, sustainability has become increasingly important and is increasingly on the agenda. There is an increasing awareness of environmental problems such as climate change, social problems such as racism and discrimination, and economic problems such as corruption and unethical behaviour.

    UEFA sees the opportunity to raise awareness worldwide through the European Football Championship. The football association therefore urges host country Germany to follow social norms and values. Both parties have incorporated sustainability into their way of working at such large events for years.

    The German football association DFB, like UEFA, has a large network under itself, for which it must determine the norms and values. The DFB controls 5 regional associations, 21 federal states and 26,000 football clubs. The reach of the sustainability message is therefore enormous.

    Thanks to the central location of the host country in Europe and the excellent train network, transport and transport will already be largely environmentally friendly. Other infrastructure, including the airports and football stadiums, are already in very good condition, so no additional investments are necessary.

    Social responsibility also includes data protection and privacy. UEFA and the organizer of EURO 2024 will respect these rights in accordance with international standards. 

    Stakeholders include UEFA, the organization, participants, volunteers, ambassadors, commercial partners, suppliers, host cities, (local) governments, media, and football fans.

    Logo of EURO 2024
    Logo of EURO 2024

    5 dimensions of social responsibility 

    To ensure that the football tournament leaves a positive impression on society, 5 dimensions have been identified: 

    • Environment : CO2 neutral, limiting CO2 emissions, no renovations to stadiums, organic and regional food, optimized water and energy consumption, recycling of waste. 
    • Diversity and inclusion: minorities are represented, gender equality, anti-racism and discrimination.  
    • Solidarity: employment and training opportunities. 
    • Good governance: respect human rights, transparent management. 
    • Health: promotion of healthy lifestyle and food, ban on smoking in stadiums. 

    UEFA and the organization are aware of the current environmental problems and the consequences for the future of football. That is why special attention is drawn to the environment and the footprint of the European Football Championship.  

    Logo and throphy of the European Championship 2024
    Logo and throphy of the European Championship 2024

    Candidates for organization of the European Football Championship

    The following countries were candidates for the organization of the European Football Championship 2024 :

    • Germany
    • Turkey

    In the end, Germany received 12 of the 17 votes, while Turkey received only 4 votes. 1 vote was declared invalid.

    The host country is responsible for safety and security before, during and after the matches. Each participating country is responsible for the behavior of their players, referees, supporters and other persons on and around the football field.

    As a host country, Germany must provide adequate medical care and equipment. This means that adequate action can be taken if something unexpected happens to a football player or supporter.

    Euro 2024 frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    When is Euro 2024?

    The European Championship 2024 is from June 14 to July 14, 2024.

    Where is Euro 2024?

    The European Championship 2024 is in Germany.

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