EURO 2024 opening match - date, venue and history of the first match

The opening match of EURO 2024 is an event you don't want to miss! In this article you can read all about the location of the opening game, the teams that play against each other and the history of previous opening games. Don't miss this chance to experience the atmosphere of EURO 2024 from the very beginning!

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    The opening match is the first match of the European Football Championship. In 2024 it will be in Munich: the opening ceremony and the first game will be at the Munich Football Arena on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM.

    Opening match schedule

    Below is the opening game schedule. The European Championship opening match will take place on June 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM. Host country Germany takes on Scotland.

    Opening match EURO 2024
    #1) Fri 14 Jun 08:00 PM Group A Munich
    Germany Germany 5-1 Scotland Scotland
     

    Great opening ceremony

    The opening ceremony of Euro 2024 will be great, because of UEFA's anniversary. Munich will be a setting for a lot of dance, music and spectacle during the first match of the European football event.

    Where was the European Championship opening match played?

    The opening match of the European Championship has been played in the past in:

    • 1960: Parc des Princes, Paris (France); France 4-5 Yugoslavia
    • 1964: Estádio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (Spain); Spain 2-1 Hungary, after extra time
    • 1968: Stadio San Paolo, Naples (Italy); Italy 0-0 Russia (Italy won after tossing a coin)
    • 1972: Bosuil Stadium, Antwerp (Belgium); Belgium 1-2 Germany
    • 1976: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (Croatia); Czechoslovakia 3-1 Netherlands, after extra time
    • 1976: Stadium Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (Serbia); Yugoslavia 2-4 Germany, after extra time
    • 1980: Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Italy); Czechoslovakia 0-1 Germany
    • 1984: Parc des Princes, Paris (France); France 1-0 Denmark
    • 1988: Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf (Germany); Germany 1-1 Italy
    • 1992: Rasunda Stadium, Solna (Sweden); Sweden 1-1 France
    • 1996: Wembley Stadium, London (England); England 1-1 Switzerland
    • 2000: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (Belgium); Belgium 2-1 Sweden
    • 2004: Estádio do Dragao, Porto (Portugal); Portugal 1-2 Greece
    • 2008: St.Jakob-Park, Basel (Switzerland) Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic
    • 2012: Narodowy Stadium, Warsaw (Poland); Poland 1-1 Greece
    • 2016: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (France); France 2-1 Romania
    • 2021: Olympic Stadium, Rome (Italy); Turkey 0-3 Italy
    • 2024: Munich Football Arena, Munich (Germany); Germany - Scotland

    EURO 2024 Final

    The final will be played in the Olympiastadion Berlin (Germany).

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the opening match

    Where is the opening match of Euro 2024?

    The opening match of Euro 2024 will be played in Munich, Germany.

    When is the Euro 2024 opening match?

    The European Championship 2024 opening match is on Friday, June 14, 2024.

    What time is the Euro 2024 opening match?

    The European Championship 2024 opening match is at 8:00 PM British Summer Time time.

    Date published: 20-02-2023 | Date updated: 19-05-2024 | Author:

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