Soccer is a well-loved sport worldwide. And one major event that fans have always been looking forward to is the UEFA EURO. For 2024, the schedules of the games are up. That is why fans are searching for more information and to be updated about the event. Read on to learn more about the UEFA EURO 2024.

EURO 2024: The Host

The UEFA EURO 2024 will be hosted by Germany. The UEFA Executive Committee decided in a meeting in 2018 in Nyon that Germany will stage the 17th edition of the EUFA European Championship. The 1998 edition was hosted by West Germany. This time will be the first for Germany to stage the UEFA European Championship since the reunification. 

EURO 2024: Important Dates

The big question is, when will the final tournament be? According to the released official dates, the UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament will be from June 14th to July 14th. The group stage runs will be until June 26th. The knockout stage on the other hand will start on June 29th. 

  • The opening game will be in Munich Football Arena on June 14, 2024. 
  • UEFA EURO 2024 finals will be on July 14, 2024, at the Olympiastadion Berlin. 

Here are the groups for the EURO 2024:

  • Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
  • 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: The Venues

10 venues were chosen to host the games. Nine of these stadiums were also used during the 2006 World Cup. These are the set venues for the EURO 2024:

  • Arena AufSchalke (Gelsenkirchen)
  • BVB Stadion Dortmund (Dortmund)
  • Cologne Stadium (Cologne)
  • Düsseldorf Arena (Dusseldorf)
  • Frankfurt Arena (Frankfurt)
  • Leipzig Stadium (Leipzig)
  • Munich Football Arena (Munich)
  • Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin)
  • Stuttgart Arena (Stuttgart)
  • Volksparkstadion Hamburg (Hamburg)

The EURO 2024 Fan Zones

Now that the dates and venues are set, people wonder where the fan zones will be in Germany. The host sets dedicated fan zones, complete with public viewing installations. Those who want to experience EURO 2024 in person can visit the official UEFA website to check out the event guide prepared for each host city. 

Meet “Albärt” – EURO 2024 Mascot!

And like any other major soccer event. UEFA also has an official tournament mascot, “Albärt.” Choosing Albärt followed a voting session hosted by users. Votes have also come from other schoolchildren in Europe as facilitated by the UEFA Football in Schools program. From the options, Albärt won and was first introduced to German fans in June 2023.

Soccer is one of the most popular sports today. And there is no question why and how it gained fans worldwide. And now that the UEFA EURO 2024 is fast approaching, make sure to be updated with the latest news of the event. There will be changes along the way so make sure to check out sports news channels and the official UEFA website for updates.