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What teams are in EURO 2024?

After a long and intensive qualification process, 21 out of the 24 countries have now qualified for UEFA EURO 2024. In this article, we take a closer look at the teams that will be jetting off to Germany, as well as who takes part in the upcoming playoffs.

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Which teams have qualified for Euro 2024?

In addition to the host country Germany, there are a total of 20 other nations that have secured their place at the UEFA EURO 2024 via the qualification process. Read below for more information about all the nations that will be present at this summers’ European Championship.


Qualified as: Group C Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 10

The final country to secure a place at EURO 2024 during the October qualifiers was England. Their ticket Germany was booked after beating Italy 3-1 at Wembley in what was seen as vengeance for the narrow loss in the previous Euros final.

The Three Lions only dropped points on two occasions during the qualifying process, and have been amongst the stingiest teams at the back. Southgate and co will look to go one step further this time and finally bring home a long-awaited piece of silverware.


Qualified as: Host Country
Previous EURO Participations: 13

Germany were awarded EURO 2024 back in September 2018. The country also hosted the European Championship back in 1988, as well as four matches in EURO 2020 that were played in Munich. Germany has also hosted the World Cup twice in 1974 and 2006.

This will be the 13th time ever that ‘Die Mannschaft’ plays at the EUROS. That is the most of any country in Europe, and they have played in every tournament since 1972. The country has won the tournament three times previously, the joint-highest record alongside Spain.

In preparation for the tournament, Germany have played a total of 12 friendlies. These have resulted in three wins, two draws, and an astonishing six losses.


Qualified as: Group F Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 6

Belgium was one of the three countries to first qualify for Euro 2024 after beating Austria 3-2 in Vienna on 13 October. They secured the group victory with 5-0 over Azerbaijan in the last qualifying round, where Romelu Lukaku scored a total of four times.

This will be the third tournament in a row for ‘Die Roten Teufel’, who have reached the quarter-finals in the previous two editions.


Qualified as: Group B Winner
Previous EURO Participations:

Belgium’s neighbours have also booked their ticket to EURO 2024 on the same night, after overcoming the Netherlands in a 1-2 win in Amsterdam. One of their most notable recent victories came against Gibraltar, where the French pulled no punches with a score-line of 14 to nil, making this the biggest victory in the qualifiers.

By winning the group they are gearing up for their ninth tournament in a row, where they will undoubtedly be among the favourites to come away with the trophy.


Qualified as : Group J Winner
Previous EURO Participations
 : 8

Portugal had little trouble securing their place at EURO 2024, being the only team to win every single one of their matches. Overall, they had a crushing 36-2 goal difference, and even managed to keep a clean sheet in all away games.

 Cristiano Ronaldo accounted for 10 of the goals, who will hope to be able to recreate the magic from 2016 when Portugal went all the way to the top. The legend will play in his sixth European Championship next year, another incredible record for the Portuguese to add to his collection.


Qualified as: Group A Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 11

Spain suffered an early blow in their qualifying group with 0-2 away to Scotland in March, but bounced back masterfully with six wins in the last six. It helped them secure the group victory four points ahead of the Scots.

‘La Roja’ will play in their 12th European Championship next year, a figure surpassed only by host country Germany. The Spaniards took bronze in the previous edition, and have a total of five medals from their 11 previous participations.


Qualified as: Group B Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 3

Scotland surprised a lot of people during this qualification process, with two huge away wins coming against Spain and Norway, all but cementing their place in the finals.

The Tartan Army are now celebrating their second qualification in a row, and will meet hosts Germany in the opening match on June 14th. Can they shock the world by surpassing the group phase?


Qualified as: Group D Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 5

Turkey have never had much success when it comes to the World Cup, but that is certainly not the case when it comes to the Euros. After beating Latvia 4-0 in Istanbul in October, they celebrated qualification for their third successive time, and their fifth out of the previous seven.

However, both of the last two participations have ended in the group stage, with five losses in six attempts and only three goals scored. The football-mad nation will again dream of being able to recreate the bronze medal from 2008.


Qualified as: Group F Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 3

Austria had never reached a European Championship play-off until their 2008 co-hosting, but have since qualified for three out of four editions. Belgium was the only team that managed to take a point against ‘Das Team’, who safely finished second in the group with a full nine points ahead of Sweden. 

The basis for success this time was laid precisely against Sweden, where they took full advantage in the meetings with Söta bror. Euro 2020 was the first time they managed to progress from the group stage, how far can they go in Germany?


Qualified as: Group G Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 4

The proud footballing nation of Hungary was long absent from the European Championship, before ending a drought of 44 years by qualifying for the 2016 championship. In 2021, they and Budapest were co-hosts, and in 2024 they will participate for the third time in a row.

‘Magyarok’ went unbeaten throughout qualification as one of only six nations, winning all four of their home games. Could they be a team to watch out for in 2024?


Qualified as: Group J Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 5

Slovakia had little to offer against the superb Portugal in their group, but otherwise made a solid effort. Apart from two defeats against the group winners, they conceded points just once, finishing five points ahead of nearest challengers Luxembourg.

They secured their place at Euro 2024 by beating Iceland 4-2 in Bratislava, which will be the nation’s third consecutive appearance at the championship.


Qualified as: Group E Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 1

Albania is the least meritorious country to take part in next year’s football European Championship. It will only be the second time ever that they are the most in a major championship, after their debut in 2016. In the qualifiers, they beat both favourites (Czech Republic & Poland) at home in Tirana.


Qualified as: Group H Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 9

The only Scandinavian team to take part in EURO 2024 will be Denmark after they beat Slovenia 2-1 in the penultimate qualifying round, which meant that they also secured the group victory.

Denmark surprisingly lost away to Kazakhstan in March, but have since won five out of seven. At home in Copenhagen, they have been unbeatable, with five wins out of five possible. At the last European Championship they took bronze, what can the Danish boys achieve in Germany?

The Netherlands

Qualified as: Group B Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 10

The Netherlands were unable to catch up with group winners France, but have otherwise won five of their matches. The team had promotion virtually in the bag after a late 1-0 triumph against Greece in October, and made no mistake against Ireland with another 1-0 victory in the last home game.

With that, ‘Oranje’ are through to their 11th European Championship ever, where they have reached at least the quarter-finals in seven of them. How far can they reach in 2024?


Qualified as: Group I Winner
Previous EURO Participations: 5

Romania secured a top-placed finish in their qualifying group ahead of teams like Norway. In EURO 2000, they gave their best performance by reaching the quarter-finals, but in their four other participations, they have never progressed from the group stage. In fact, they have just one win in 16 attempts in the championship.


Qualified as: Group I Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 5

Despite a 1-1 draw at home to Kosovo, Switzerland also qualified for the Euros thanks to Romania’s victory over Israel. However, they lost to Romania in the final game which meant that they finished second.

Switzerland won its very first match at the Euros back in 2008 as the hosts, whilst reaching the quarters in 2016 and 2020. Can they continue to rise in Germany in 2024?


Qualified as: Group G Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 5

Serbia has not participated in the EUROS since 2000 (then as Yugoslavia), but is now back among Europe’s best. It became certain after a 2-2 draw at home against Bulgaria in the last match, which naturally ended in great scenes of jubilation for the football-mad country.

Back in 2000, they played their way to a quarter-final, where their only victory came against Norway. Since then, the team has participated four times, without progressing from the group stage.


Qualified as: Group H Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 1

Another nation which has been absent from the Euros since 2000 is Slovenia. They fought a hard battle in Group H against the likes of Denmark and Finland, which resulted in a full blown party in Ljubljana in celebration of booking a place at the next Euros.


Qualified as: Group C Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 10

The reigning Euros champions had to wait until the last game to guarantee their place in the 2024 championship. There they held off Ukraine with a 0-0 draw on a neutral pitch in Germany, which secured second place in the head-to-head match.

‘Gli Azzuri’ has reached the final in three out of six Euros tournaments in the 2000s, and as title defenders, it is expected that Italy can once again kick off well.

Czech Republic

Qualified as: Group E Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 10

It’s been an interesting qualification period for Czech Republic. During the international break, three players were sent home after spending the evening in a nightclub. Fortunately this mattered little, as they went on to beat Moldova 3-0 to secure their place at the next Euros. However, this was topped off by coach Silhavy leaving at the end of the game!

Czech Republic has participated in all European Championship finals since 1996, where they stand with a silver and a bronze as an independent nation. Ivan Hasek will now be given the task of lifting the national team towards similar heights in 2024.


Qualified as: Group D Second Place
Previous EURO Participations: 6

The very last country to book tickets for next year’s tournament in Germany was Croatia.

‘Kockasti’ has participated six times previously in the football European Championship, with the quarter-final as the best result. In the context of the WC, they have medals in two tournaments in a row, can they achieve something similar in Germany next year?

Full list of teams at Euro 2024

GermanyHost country
BelgiumGroup F Winner
FranceGroup B Winner
PortugalGroup J Winner
SpainGroup A Winner
ScotlandGroup A Second Place
TurkeyGroup D Winner
AustriaGroup F Second Place
EnglandGroup C Winner
HungaryGroup G Winner
SlovakiaGroup J Second Place
AlbaniaGroup E Winner
DenmarkGroup H Winner
NetherlandsGroup B Second Place
RomaniaGroup I Winner
SwitzerlandGroup I Second Place
SerbiaGroup G Second Place
SloveniaGroup H Second Place
ItalyGroup C Second Place
Czech RepublicGroup E Second Place
CroatiaGroup D Second Place

What Teams Will Enter the Euros Through the Play-offs?

The last three tickets to the football European Championship 2024 will be awarded via a playoff, where the teams are ranked according to their performance in the previous edition of the Nations League. They will meet each other in the semi-finals, and will then proceed to three playoff finals for places in Germany.

The following 12 countries will face each other in the six semi-finals, with the final winner at each level going to the 2024 European Football Championship:

Level A Playoff

Poland – Estonia
Wales – Finland

Level B Playoff

Israel – Iceland
Bosnia – Ukraine

Level C Playoff

Georgia – Luxembourg
Greece- Kazakhstan

What Teams Have Qualified for the Euros Directly Through Group Stages?

The teams who have qualified directly through the group stages are as follows:

  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. Spain
  5. Scotland
  6. Turkey
  7. Austria
  8. England
  9. Hungary
  10. Slovakia
  11. Albania
  12. Denmark
  13. The Netherlands
  14. Romania
  15. Switzerland
  16. Serbia
  17. Slovenia
  18. Italy
  19. Czech Republic
  20. Croatia


Where will the EURO 2024 be played?

EURO 2024 will be played in Germany.

When is EURO 2024 being played?

EURO 2024 takes place between June 14th and July 14th.

Which country has won the Euros the most times?

Germany and Spain share the record for the most European titles, with both countries having won the tournament three times.