As nations book their place at the next summer’s finals, excitement is growing for Euro 2024.
Here’s everything you need to learn about the group stage of the tournament.
What is the Euro 2024 Group Stage Draw?
Hamburg, one of 10 cities hosting Euro 2024 in 2023, will host the draw.
The 24 nations that qualify for the tournament will be split into 6 groups, each consisting of 4 members.
What are the qualifications for Euro 2024 teams?
Germany, as the host nation, qualified for the finals automatically and will join 23 other countries.
As of now, the qualifiers continue. The top two teams from each group in 10 are guaranteed a spot at Euro 2024.
Three final places are still up for grabs. They will be decided by a series of play-offs in March 2024.
The Nations League 2022-23 will feature 12 teams, each consisting of non-qualified countries that performed the best.
The Euro 2024 lineup will consist of three countries and six teams.
What will be the Euro 2024 Draw?
The draw will take place when 21 out of 24 countries participating in Euro 2024 have already been announced.
Based on the results of qualifying, each country is assigned to one pot out of four. The fourth pot will include all three winners of the play-offs.
Each pot will have a team in every group. Their position will be decided by another set of pots.
Germany is automatically ranked first in Group A as it hosts the group.
What is the best place to watch Euro 2024?
Euro 2024’s draw will be broadcast live via UEFA website, Euro 2024 App and external broadcasters.
What will be the Euro 2024 Group Stage?
The knockout stage will be held for the third time in the history of the European Championship.
Only eight teams will make it through the group stage if the top two sides from each group are joined by their four third placed best performers.
Portugal won the Euro 2016 trophy, the first tournament to use the new 24-nation format. They finished third in their group and then went on top of the standings.