Euro Football Championship 2024: Essential Tournament Information

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With the start of the European Championship in 2024 drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 17th edition of the Euro Cup. The nations are putting their preparations in place, and the battle to be European champion in 2024 will be fascinating. 

All eyes will be on the opening game in Munich in June, and there are several Euro dates to add to your calendar throughout the tournament. Check out this in-depth competition guide with essential information and tips on how to bet on the Euro Championship favourites for 2024.


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Countries Competing in the 2024 European Tournament

The competition will take place in Germany in the middle of 2024. The best European footballing nations will be competing in the 17th European Championships, with Germany qualifying automatically as the tournament hosts.

In total, 24 nations will be competing in the championship. The top countries were drawn into Pot 1, which kept them apart in the group stage. Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium, and England were also top seeds.

Despite winning the last European Championship, Italy were seeded in Pot 4. The Italians were drawn into the ‘Group of Death’ alongside Spain, Croatia, and Albania. Serbia, Switzerland, and the three play-off winners were also in the bottom pot. 

Pot 2 contained several high-profile football nations, including Turkey and Denmark. Hungary, Romania, Albania, and Austria were the others in the pot.  

Netherlands could be a dark horse in Germany, and the Dutch were seeded in Pot 3. Scotland, who impressed in the qualifiers, were also in the pot. Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Czech Republic made up Pot 3. 

All groups will be intriguing, but Group B has caught the eye. The battle for the top two will be thrilling, with Spain, Croatia, and Italy all fancying their chances. Albania will be looking to cause a few upsets along the way, too. 

Scotland have been drawn into Germany’s group, with Hungary and Switzerland also in Group A. As for England, Gareth Southgate’s troops will face Slovenia, Denmark, and Serbia in Group C. 

England are among the favourites to win the European Championship in the summer. The Three Lions were World Cup winners in 1966 but have never lifted the European trophy. 

The English reached the Euro final a few years ago, losing out to the Italians in a tense final at Wembley Stadium. England have been on the rise since Southgate took over in 2016, and 2024 could be their year. Many English fans will be backing their nation to win the European Cup this summer. 

France are also one of the strong favourites to go far. The French have reached the last two World Cup finals and look like a formidable force on paper. Didier Deschamps’ men are certainly one of the teams to beat in 2024.  

Kick-Off: The Opening Match of June 2024

The host nation will kick off the 2024 European Cup on June 14th. Germany will welcome Scotland to the Allianz Arena in Munich. The Germans are the favourites, but can the Scots upset the hosts? 

Scotland had a fine qualifying campaign and have been in good form of late. Getting anything from the opening fixture will be a tall order, but the Tartan Army will be out in force in Germany. 

The atmosphere at the Allianz Arena on matchday one will be electric, and the hosts must use that to their advantage. Bayern Munich’s iconic stadium houses over 70,000 fans, and the arena will be packed to the rafters for the first game.

Germany will be looking to start their home tournament with a big three points. With the top two in the group automatically qualifying for the Round of 16, the Germans will put one foot in the knockouts with a win on opening day. 

Germany take on Hungary in Stuttgart in game two, and Julian Nagelsmann’s men will be eyeing up six points from a possible six. Their final group game will be against the Swiss at Waldstadion in Frankfurt. 

This will be the third time that Euro matches have been held on German soil. In 1988, the eighth edition took place in West Germany, with Netherlands coming out on top in that one.

Germany then hosted matches at the European Championship of 2020. The tournament was a pan-European event to celebrate 60 years of the Euro Championships. Games also took place in Azerbaijan, Denmark, England, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Scotland, and Spain. 

The opening fixture of any championship is special, and there is always pressure on the host nation to perform and get the right result. Scotland will provide a tricky test in Munich, but Germany are the clear favourites on their own patch.  

Bet on Your Favourite Team with Unibet in the 2024 Championship 

Placing Euro Championship 2024 bets is a straightforward process. We have an extensive betting section with competitive betting odds for the 2024 Football European Tournament. 

All eyes will be on England’s opening fixture with Serbia, which takes place at Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen on June 16th. You can use our easy-to-navigate website to bet on everything England-related during the finals. 

We at Unibet will have top offers on all England games, and you can check in on the Euro times and dates of every matchup taking place in Germany.  

Before placing your football bets, you can help yourself out by researching the latest injury news, head-to-head records, recent form, and much more. 

Register Now with Unibet for the Best Odds in the 2024 European Championship Tournament!

Signing up to Unibet is a simple process. Just head over to our ‘Join Now’ section to get up and running and start placing Euro bets right away. We offer competitive odds and have a vast European Championship betting section. 

Odds are available for all European Championship 2024 matches, including the semi-finals and final. The Euro semi-final dates are July 9th and 10th, and the championship location for the final is Berlin on July 14th

Placing wagers on the final will be extremely popular, and you can bet on everything from the correct score to the number of cards in the big game right here with us. Who will be crowned the best national team in Europe in 2024? We cannot wait to find out!