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EURO 2024: All you need to know

Three-time winners Germany will stage the UEFA European Championship in 2024.

The ARENA Munich
The ARENA Munich UEFA via Getty Images

Who are the hosts? 

Germany was chosen to stage the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon on 27 September 2018; Turkey was the only other nation that bid to hold UEFA EURO 2024. West Germany hosted the 1988 edition, but this will be the first time Germany has staged the UEFA European Championship since reunification. The 2006 FIFA World Cup also took place in Germany.

Host venues are as follows:

The Olympiastadion Berlin has a capacity of over 70,000
The Olympiastadion Berlin has a capacity of over 70,000

Berlin: Olympiastadion Berlin (current capacity: 70,033)
Cologne: Cologne Stadium (46,922)
Dortmund: BVB Stadion Dortmund (61,524)
Dusseldorf: Düsseldorf Arena (46,264)
Frankfurt: Frankfurt Arena (48,057)
Gelsenkirchen: Arena AufSchalke (49,471)
Hamburg: Volksparkstadion Hamburg (50,215)
Leipzig: Leipzig Stadium (46,635)
Munich: Munich Football Arena (66,026)
Stuttgart: Stuttgart Arena (50,998)

It has yet to be confirmed which venue will hold the final.

Munich was one of the host cities for EURO 2020
Munich was one of the host cities for EURO 2020UEFA via Getty Images

Germany qualify for the finals as hosts, meaning that the nation will be represented at a 14th consecutive EURO; Germany/West Germany have featured at every EURO since 1972. West Germany won the 1972 and 1980 editions, while the reunited Germany triumphed at EURO '96.

The ten venues chosen to host games at the tournament include nine of the stadiums used at the 2006 World Cup plus the Düsseldorf Arena.

Uniquely, the Munich Football Arena will be staging matches for the second EURO in succession; Bayern München’s home ground was one of 11 arenas that hosted games at UEFA EURO 2020.

What are the key dates? 

The Netherlands won the last EURO in Germany in 1988
The Netherlands won the last EURO in Germany in 1988

9 October 2022: qualifying draw, Festhalle Frankfurt
December 2023: final tournament draw, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
June-July 2024: UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament

How will qualifying work? 

Germany qualify as hosts, leaving a total of 23 finals berths to be filled via the European Qualifiers which run from March to November 2023, and via play-offs scheduled for March 2024.

What is the tournament format? 

The format will be the same as for UEFA EURO 2020. The top two in each of the six final tournament groups will proceed to the round of 16 along with the four best third-placed finishers.