Euro 2024 Finals Draw: Everything you need to know about England's pursuit of glory

England boss Gareth Southgate
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The draw for next summer's Euro 2024 tournament has taken place in Hamburg and Mike Norman has everything you need to know about how it was done, who plays who, and England's possible route to the final...

  • Euro 2024 Finals draw took place on Saturday

  • England drawn against Denmark, Slovenia and Serbia

  • Three Lions start their campagin on June 16

  • Scotland drawn against Germany, Hungary and Switzerland


  • When and where is Euro 2024 taking place?

    The Euro 2024 Finals tournament will take place in Germany, commencing on Friday 24 June and ending on Sunday 24 July.

    Ten host cities were selected to host Euro 2024 games and they are listed below alongside the stadium to be used and each stadium's capacity.

    Berlin - Olympic Stadium - 74,461
    Munich - Alianz Arena - 70,076
    Dortmund - Signal Iduna Park - 65,849
    Stuttgart - MHP Arena - 54,906
    Gelsenkirchen - Veltins Arena - 54,740
    Frankfurt - Deutsche Bank Park - 54,697
    Hamburg - Volkspark Stadium - 52,245
    Dusseldorf - Merkur Spiel-Arena - 51,031
    Cologne - RheinEnergie Stadium - 49,827
    Leipzig - Red Bull Arena - 42,959

    Berlin's Olympic Stadium will be the host venue for the final of Euro 2024, with Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena and Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park being the host venues for the semi-final games.


    How many nations, and who, were in the draw?

    As 24 nations will be at next summer's Euro 2024 tournament, 24 balls were in Saturday's draw. However, those 24 balls effectively contained the names of 33 nations!

    This is because 21 nations have already qualified, and a further 12 nations will compete in a trio of play-off paths early next year for the three remaining places.

    Already qualified:

    Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

    Can qualify via play-offs:

    Path A: Estonia, Finland, Poland or Wales
    Path B: Bosnia, Iceland, Israel or Ukraine
    Path C: Greece, Georgia, Kazakhstan or Luxembourg


    Was the Euro 2024 Finals draw seeded?

    Yes. The 24 qualifiers (21 nation names plus Play-off winner A, B, C) were split between four pots, with each pot containing six balls.

    As Germany are the hosts, they were automatically seeded as a Pot 1 nation, and assigned to position A1 of Group A.

    The five remaining Pot 1 nations were drawn one after another and placed into Groups B, C, D, E and F respectively, with a draw to determine the position in that group also taking place.

    Then we moved on to Pot 2. The six nations were drawn one after another and placed in group order - A to F - followed by a draw to determine their position in the group. And then the same for Pot 3 and Pot 4.

    The four Pots were:

    Pot 1: Germany (Group A1), Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium, England
    Pot 2: Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Denmark, Albania, Austria
    Pot 3: Netherlands, Scotland, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic
    Pot 4: Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, Play-off A, Play-off B, Play-off C


    So who did England get drawn against?

    England were the second ball out of Pot 1 and therefore put into Group C in position four. They were drawn against Denmark from Pot 2, Slovenia from Pot 3 and Serbia from Pot 4.

    Scotland will open the tournament against hosts Germany after being drawn in Group A with the hosts, Hungary and Switzerland, while should Wales win their play-off path they will be in Group D alongside Netherlands, Austria and France.

    Euro 2024 Finals Groups in Full:

    Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
    Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
    Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England
    Group D: Play-off Winner A, Netherlands, Austria, France
    Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Play-off Winner B
    Group F: Turkey, Play-off Winner C, Portugal, Czech Republic


    What is England's route to the final?

    England commence their Euro 2024 Finals campaign on 16 June against Serbia in Gelsenkirchen before facing Denmark four days later in Frankfurt and then Slovenia in Cologne on 25 June.

    Gareth Southgate's men will be strong favourites to top Group C and should they do so then they will play the third-place finishes from either Group D, E or F. which means a Round of 16 clash with Wales is a possibility should Rob Page's men make it to the Euro 2024 finals.

    England's quarter-final opponents - assuming they top Group C - will be the runners-up from Group A or B, meaning a potential clash with Scotland, or some recent major tournament enemies in the shape of Croatia or Italy.

    Should the groups go to form then England's semi-final opponents will be France or Belgium should they top Group D and E respectively, while if the other half of the draw goes to FIFA rankings, then it will be Portugal in the final, though Germany and Spain are also likely to figure prominently in that side of the draw.


    Who are the favourites to win Euro 2024 post-draw?

    England are the 7/24.50 clear favourites on the Betfair Sportsbook, following Saturday's draw, ahead of France at 4/15.00 host nation Germany at 6/17.00 (in from 7/18.00 pre draw), Spain at 7/18.00 and Portugal at 8/19.00.

    Only five nations are available to back at shorter than 10/111.00 with defending champions Italy the joint-sixth favourites at 14/115.00, the same price as Belgium.

    Both Scotland and Wales drifted in the Winner market following the draw, with Steve Clarke's men out to 80/181.00 from 66/167.00, and Wales now available to back at 200/1201.00 as opposed to 150/1151.00 pre draw.

    To Win Euro 2024:

    - England 7/24.50
    - France 4/15.00
    - Germany 6/17.00
    - Spain 7/18.00
    - Portugal 8/19.00
    - BAR 14/115.00

    Selected Others:

    - Italy 14/115.00
    - Scotland 80/181.00
    - Wales 200/1201.00

    *odds correct as of 20:00 Saturday 2 December


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