Participants, stadiums and tickets – All information about the 2024 European Football Championship in Germany GuardianMagazines

24 teams will play from June 2024 for the title of European champions and therefore the successor to Italy to become. Everything you need to know about the football tournament in Germany can be found here.

When will the UEFA European Championship 2024 take place?

The men’s European Football Championship will take place in Germany from June 14th to July 14th this year. This is the second time since 1988 that Germany is hosting UEFA’s biggest competition.

Which teams are taking part in the European Championship?

24 teams take part in the final round of the European Championship. The groups for the tournament were drawn as early as December 2023. Here is an overview of the groups:

  • Group A: Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Hungary
  • Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
  • Group C: England, Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia
  • Group D: France, Netherlands, Austria, winner Play-off A (Wales – Finland, Poland – Estonia)
  • Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, winner Play-off B (Bosnia-Herzegovina – Ukraine, Iceland – Israel)
  • Group F: Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, winner Play-off C (Georgia – Luxembourg, Greece – Kazakhstan)

The last places for the European Championships will be awarded in the play-off games. In the tournament, which runs from March 21st to 26th, 12 nations that qualified via the Nations League will play for three places in Groups D, E and F.

In which stadiums will the 2024 European Football Championship be played?

Overall will in ten furlongs over Germany played spread out. The venues with the respective stadiums are:

  • Berlin: Olympic Stadium
  • Dortmund: Signal Iduna Park
  • Düsseldorf: Merkur Game Arena
  • Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bank Park
  • Gelsenkirchen: VELTINS-Arena
  • Hamburg: Volksparkstadion
  • Cologne: RheinEnergieSTADION
  • Leipzig: Red Bull Arena
  • Munich: Allianz Arena
  • Stuttgart: MHPArena

However, during the European Championships, most stadiums must have an advertising-free name. For example, the Allianz Arena will become the “Munich Football Arena” and the VELTINS Arena will become the “Arena AufSchalke”. Only the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg can keep their normal names. The stadiums are set this time special UEFA rules one.

Where will the 2024 European Championship final take place?

The 2024 European Championship final will take place on July 14th in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. A total of 51 European Championship games will take place during the tournament. The Opening game takes place on June 14th in the Allianz Arena in Munich. The German national team will host Scotland at 9 p.m. The two semi-final games will take place in Germany’s largest stadiums. On July 9th and 10th in Munich and Dortmund it’s all about making it to the final. The successor to Italy as European Championship winner will then be sought in Berlin.

How is the home tournament going for the German national team?

For the German national team, after the recent weak tournaments, it is about finally getting the fans excited again at the European Championships in their own country. They were eliminated early in the last European Championships. The team around national coach Julian Nagelsmann was the host right from the start placed in Group A . There they will first face Scotland in Munich, then Hungary in Stuttgart (June 19, 6 p.m.) and finally Switzerland in Frankfurt (June 23, 9 p.m.).

To prepare for the tournament, the DFB-Elf will hold a training camp at the Weimarer Land spa and golf resort in Blankenhain from May 26th to 31st. They will receive it for the duration of the tournament “Home Ground” on the adidas premises in Herzogenaurach. From there there is an ideal connection to the venues of the group games.

You can also find all the latest news about the German national team in ours DFB-Newsticker.

Who will broadcast the 2024 European Championship on television?

Die Telekom has acquired the rights to all matches of the 2024 UEFA European Championship. So you can use MagentaTV ARD and ZDF will show games at the 2024 European Football Championship in Germany”>all games can be followed live. But ARD and ZDF have acquired a large sublicense. 34 of the 51 games will be shown live on free TV. This also includes all German games National team. A further 12 games will be shown on RTL and in the live stream on RTL+.

Is there still a way to get tickets for the tournament?

Fans can apply directly to UEFA for tickets to the 2024 European Championship. The first two sales phases have already ended. In the first phase, almost a million tickets were offered for sale. Since demand exceeded supply, tickets were distributed by lottery. After the second sales phase, 2.2 million of 2.7 million tickets have already been allocated.

The last regular opportunity to get tickets will be after the play-off games in March. However, there will only be a small contingent of tickets available there, most of which will go to the associations of the nations that will then qualify. Fans can then sell their tickets directly via a UEFA resale platform. It is not yet clear when exactly this will go online.

What does the mascot for the home European Championship 2024 look like?

The mascot of the home European Championship will be a bear named Albärt. Football fans were able to vote on the name. Albärt prevailed with 32% against the other choices Bärnardo (29%), Bärnheart (22%) and Herzi von Bär (17%). UEFA said the bear was chosen because it “pays tribute to the popular teddy bear, which is believed to have been born in Germany in the early 20th century.” By the way: In contrast to the 2006 World Cup mascot Goleo, Albärt is wearing trousers this year.

All information about the 2024 European Football Championship can be found here our news ticker .

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