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UEFA Euro 2024

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UEFA Euro 2024
Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024 (in German)
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates14 June – 14 July 2024
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, also known as UEFA Euro 2024 or simply Euro 2024, is the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship. Germany is host the tournament. It is scheduled from 14 June to 14 July 2024.[1]

Historical background[change | change source]

It would be the third time that the matches are played on German territory and the second time in reunified Germany. The former West Germany hosted the tournament of 1988. Four matches of the multi-national Euro 2020 were played in Munich.

However, it would be the first time the match is held in the former East Germany with Leipzig as a host city.[2]

Italy are the defending champions going into the tournament. They have beaten England on penalties in the 2020 final.

Bid process[change | change source]

On 8 March 2017, UEFA announced that only two countries, Germany and Turkey, had announced their intentions to host the tournament before the deadline of 3 March 2017.[3][4]

The host was selected on 27 September 2018 in Nyon, Switzerland.[5]

Voting results
Country Votes
 Germany 12
 Turkey 4
Did not vote 1
Total 17

The UEFA Executive Committee voted for the host in a secret ballot, with only a simple majority (more than half of the valid votes) required to determine the host. In the event of a tie, the UEFA President would cast the decisive vote.[6] Of the twenty members of the Executive Committee, two were ineligible to vote and one was not there, leaving a total of seventeen voting members.[7]

Qualification[change | change source]

As hosts, Germany qualified for the tournament automatically. The 23 remaining spots will be determined through qualifying, with the group stage taking place from March to November 2023, and the play-offs linked with the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League in March 2024.[8] The qualifying draw is expected to take place in Hamburg in December 2022.

Qualified teams[change | change source]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
 Germany[A] Hosts 27/09/2018 14


1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

  1. From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.

Venues[change | change source]

Germany had a wide choice of stadia that satisfied UEFA's minimum capacity requirement of 30,000 seats for European Championship matches.

Nine venues used at the 2006 FIFA World Cup were selected: Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Gelsenkirchen. Düsseldorf, which was not used in 2006 but had previously been used for the 1974 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1988, will serve as a 10th venue; conversely, Hanover, Nuremberg and Kaiserslautern, host cities in 2006, will not be used for this championship.

Many other stadiums, such as those in Bremen and Mönchengladbach were not selected.[9] The venues covered all the main regions of Germany, but the area with the highest number of venues at UEFA Euro 2024 is the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with four of the 10 host cities (Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne).[10]

Berlin Munich Dortmund Gelsenkirchen
Olympiastadion Allianz Arena Westfalenstadion Arena AufSchalke
Capacity: 74,461 Capacity: 70,076 Capacity: 65,849 Capacity: 54,740
Stuttgart Hamburg
MHPArena Volksparkstadion
Capacity: 54,697 Capacity: 52,245
Düsseldorf Cologne Frankfurt Leipzig
Merkur Spiel-Arena RheinEnergieStadion Waldstadion Red Bull Arena
Capacity: 51,031 Capacity: 49,827 Capacity: 48,387 Capacity: 42,959

Draw[change | change source]

The final tournament draw will take place in December 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.[11] The format used in 2016 and 2020 will be used again.[8]

Broadcasters[change | change source]

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be located at the halls of the Leipzig Trade Fair in Leipzig, Germany.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bericht über den Finanzplan zur Austragung der Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024 in Berlin beschlossen" (in German). Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. "Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament". BBC News. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. "Euro 2024: Tournament to be held in Germany or Turkey". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  4. "Germany and Turkey officially interested in hosting UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA. 8 March 2017.
  5. "Germany to host UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA. 27 September 2018.
  6. "UEFA EURO 2024: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  7. "UEFA EURO 2024: tournament requirements" (PDF). UEFA. 17 March 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "UEFA EURO 2024: all you need to know". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  9. "Evaluierungsbericht Stadien/Städte" [Evaluation report stadiums/cities] (PDF). DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  10. "EURO 2024 an Rhein und Ruhr". nrw.de (in German). North Rhine-Westphalia State Government. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  11. "Hamburg to stage EURO 2024 finals draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  12. "Leipzig to host UEFA EURO 2024 international broadcast centre". UEFA. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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