How many teams are in Euro 2024? Group stage games remaining after Germany opener and tournament format explained

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Euro 2024 format and schedule explained following Germany’s 5-1 opening win over Scotland.

Germany got their home tournament off to a perfect start with a 5-1 dominant victory over Scotland in Friday’s Euro 2024 opener. The clash in Munich had almost everything as we saw a red card, a penalty awarded and an own goal inside the first 90 minutes of the competition.

The European action will continue across this weekend as Hungary vs Switzerland, Spain vs Croatia and Italy vs Albania will all unfold on Saturday. England will get their campaign under way on Sunday when they face Serbia at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

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Gareth Southgate’s first match of Euro 2024 will be the 20.00 BST slot in the schedule, following Poland vs Netherlands and Slovenia vs Denmark.

Let’s take a closer look at the teams competing this summer and how the tournament format works.

How many teams are competing in Euro 2024?

A total of 24 teams have qualified for Euro 2024 and have been split evenly across six groups for the first stage of the tournament. The groups are as follows:

Group A

Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Scotland

Group B

Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania,

Group C

Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England

Group D

Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France

Group E

Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine

Group F

Türkiye, Georgia, Portugal, Czechia

Euro 2024 tournament format

Each team in the group stages will play each other once, with three games each in total. The countries are battling it out for a place in the knockout rounds. A win in the group stages will award a team three points, while a draw is worth one point, and they will receive zero points for a loss.

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The two countries at the top of each of the six groups once all games are played will automatically advance to the knockout rounds. However, four extra qualification places are on offer to make up the round of 16. The four best third-placed finishers will join the other 12 sides into the next stage.

The next stages of Euro 2024 will feature four one-legged knockout rounds — the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final, which will be held on July 14th at the Olympiastadion Berlin. The knockout rounds will include extra-time and penalties if a winner cannot be decided after 90 minutes.

Euro 2024 group stage games

After Germany kicked things off against Scotland in style at the Allianz Arena on Friday, they will be hoping to bank maximum points against both Switzerland and Hungary to top Group A. Here is the full list of remaining Euro 2024 group stage fixtures across the board (all times in BST).

Saturday, 15th June Group A: Hungary vs Switzerland (2pm) Group B: Spain vs Croatia (5pm) Group B: Italy vs Albania (8pm)

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Sunday, 16th June Group D: Poland vs Netherlands (2pm) Group C: Slovenia vs Denmark (5pm) Group C: Serbia vs England (8pm)

Monday, 17th June Group E: Romania vs Ukraine (2pm) Group E: Belgium vs Slovakia (5pm) Group D: Austria vs France (8pm)

Tuesday, 18th June Group F: Türkiye vs Georgia (5pm) Group F: Portugal vs Czechia (8pm)

Wednesday, 19th June Group B: Croatia vs Albania (2pm) Group A: Germany vs Hungary (5pm) Group A: Scotland vs Switzerland (8pm)

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Thursday, 20th June Group C: Slovenia vs Serbia (2pm) Group C: Denmark vs England (5pm) Group B: Spain vs Italy (8pm)

Friday, 21st June Group E: Slovakia vs Ukraine (2pm) Group D: Poland vs Austria (5pm) Group D: Netherlands vs France (8pm)

Saturday, 22nd June Group F: Georgia vs Czechia (2pm) Group F: Türkiye vs Portugal (5pm) Group E: Belgium vs Romania (8pm)

Sunday, 23rd June Group A: Switzerland vs Germany (8pm) Group A: Scotland vs Hungary (8pm)

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Monday, 24th June Group B: Croatia vs Italy (8pm) Group B: Albania vs Spain (8pm)

Saturday, 25th June Group D: Netherlands vs Austria (5pm) Group D: France vs Poland (5pm) Group C: England vs Slovenia (8pm) Group C: Denmark vs Serbia (8pm)

Sunday, 26th June Group E: Slovakia vs Romania (5pm) Group E: Ukraine vs Belgium (5pm) Group F: Czechia vs Türkiye (8pm) Group F: Georgia vs Portugal (8pm)

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