When Does The UEFA Euro 2024 Tournament Start?

UEFA Euro 2024: The Ultimate Guide to Europe's Premier Football Event

Euro 2024 Start

UEFA Euro 2024 Start Full Schedule & Details

UEFA Euro 2024 is set to capture the attention of football fans around the globe, offering a month-long festival of top-tier international football. With a history rich in drama, excitement, and unforgettable moments, the Euro tournament is always eagerly anticipated, and the 2024 edition promises to be no different. This comprehensive guide will provide all the information you need about the start date, schedule, groups, format, match timings, venues, and live streaming options for UEFA Euro 2024.

Kickoff Date and Opening Match

UEFA Euro 2024 will commence on June 15, 2024. The opening match will see the host nation, Germany, facing Scotland in a Group A clash at the Allianz Arena in Munich. This opening fixture is expected to be a thrilling start to the tournament, setting the stage for what promises to be a spectacular month of football.

Tournament Format

Group Stage

The tournament features 24 teams, divided into six groups of four teams each. The group stage will be played in a round-robin format, where each team will face the other three teams in their group. Points are awarded as follows: three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The aim for each team is to secure a top-two finish in their group to guarantee progression to the knockout stages. Additionally, the four best third-placed teams across all groups will also advance to the Round of 16.

Knockout Stage

After the group stage, the tournament moves into the knockout phase, starting with the Round of 16. This stage, along with the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final, will follow a single-elimination format. Here’s a breakdown of the knockout stages:

  • Round of 16 (June 29 – July 3): The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will compete in this stage.
  • Quarter-Finals (July 5 – 7): The eight winners from the Round of 16 will progress to the quarter-finals.
  • Semi-Finals (July 10 – 11): The four winners from the quarter-finals will face off in the semi-finals.
  • Final (July 15): The two semi-final winners will compete in the final to be crowned the champions of UEFA Euro 2024.


In the event that teams are level on points in the group stage, the following tiebreaker criteria will be applied in this order:

  1. Points obtained in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Goal difference in matches between the tied teams.
  3. Goals scored in matches between the tied teams.
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria, the ranking criteria are reapplied exclusively to the group of tied teams.
  5. Goal difference in all group matches.
  6. Goals scored in all group matches.
  7. If only two teams are tied and they met in the last round of the group stage, their ranking is determined by penalty kicks if no other teams have the same number of points.
  8. Fair play conduct in all group matches.
  9. Drawing of lots.

Groups Composition

The draw for UEFA Euro 2024 has created six intriguing groups, each featuring a mix of footballing powerhouses and underdogs, ensuring a competitive and exciting group stage.

  • 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: Turkey, Georgia, Portugal, Czech Republic


UEFA Euro 2024 will be held across 10 cities in Germany, each hosting a selection of matches. Here are the cities and their respective stadiums:

  1. Berlin – Olympiastadion
  2. Dortmund – Signal Iduna Park
  3. Munich – Allianz Arena
  4. Cologne – RheinEnergieStadion
  5. Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz Arena
  6. Hamburg – Volksparkstadion
  7. Leipzig – Red Bull Arena
  8. Frankfurt – Deutsche Bank Park
  9. Gelsenkirchen – Veltins-Arena
  10. Dusseldorf – Merkur Spiel-Arena

These venues are known for their excellent facilities and passionate fan bases, ensuring a fantastic atmosphere for all matches.

Complete Schedule and Match Timings

The UEFA Euro 2024 schedule is packed with exciting fixtures. Here is the complete list of group stage matches along with their timings in Indian Standard Time (IST):

Group Stage Matches

  • 15 June:
    • Germany vs Scotland, Munich, 12:30 AM
    • Hungary vs Switzerland, Cologne, 6:30 PM
    • Spain vs Croatia, Berlin, 9:30 PM
  • 16 June:
    • Italy vs Albania, Dortmund, 12:30 AM
    • Poland vs Netherlands, Hamburg, 6:30 PM
    • Slovenia vs Denmark, Stuttgart, 9:30 PM
  • 17 June:
    • Serbia vs England, Gelsenkirchen, 12:30 AM
    • Romania vs Ukraine, Munich, 6:30 PM
    • Belgium vs Slovakia, Frankfurt, 9:30 PM
  • 18 June:
    • Austria vs France, Dusseldorf, 12:30 AM
    • Turkey vs Georgia, Dortmund, 9:30 PM
  • 19 June:
    • Portugal vs Czech Republic, Leipzig, 12:30 AM
    • Croatia vs Albania, Hamburg, 6:30 PM
    • Germany vs Hungary, Stuttgart, 9:30 PM
  • 20 June:
    • Scotland vs Switzerland, Cologne, 12:30 AM
    • Slovenia vs Serbia, Munich, 6:30 PM
    • Denmark vs England, Frankfurt, 9:30 PM
  • 21 June:
    • Spain vs Italy, Gelsenkirchen, 12:30 AM
    • Slovakia vs Ukraine, Dusseldorf, 6:30 PM
    • Poland vs Austria, Berlin, 9:30 PM
  • 22 June:
    • Netherlands vs France, Leipzig, 12:30 AM
    • Georgia vs Czech Republic, Hamburg, 6:30 PM
    • Turkey vs Portugal, Dortmund, 9:30 PM
  • 23 June:
    • Belgium vs Romania, Cologne, 12:30 AM
  • 24 June:
    • Switzerland vs Germany, Frankfurt, 12:30 AM
    • Scotland vs Hungary, Stuttgart, 12:30 AM
  • 25 June:
    • Albania vs Spain, Dusseldorf, 12:30 AM
    • Croatia vs Italy, Leipzig, 12:30 AM
    • France vs Poland, Dortmund, 9:30 PM
    • Netherlands vs Austria, Berlin, 9:30 PM
  • 26 June:
    • Denmark vs Serbia, Munich, 12:30 AM
    • England vs Slovenia, Cologne, 12:30 AM
    • Slovakia vs Romania, Frankfurt, 9:30 PM
    • Ukraine vs Belgium, Stuttgart, 9:30 PM
  • 27 June:
    • Georgia vs Portugal, Gelsenkirchen, 12:30 AM
    • Czech Republic vs Turkey, Hamburg, 12:30 AM

Knockout Stage Matches

  • Round of 16: 29 June to 3 July
  • Quarter-Finals: 5-7 July
  • Semi-Finals: 10-11 July
  • Final: 15 July

The knockout stage matches will feature teams that have battled through the group stage, culminating in the grand finale to determine the European champions.

TV Broadcast and Live Streaming in India

For football fans in India, UEFA Euro 2024 will be readily accessible through various broadcasting and streaming options. Here’s how you can catch all the action:

  • TV Broadcast: All matches will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network channels. Sony Sports Network is known for its extensive coverage of major sporting events and will ensure that every match of UEFA Euro 2024 is available to viewers in India.
  • Live Streaming: For those who prefer to watch matches online, the SonyLiv app and website will provide live streaming of all UEFA Euro 2024 matches. The app is available for download on both iOS and Android platforms, and the website can be accessed from any web browser.


The UEFA Euro 2024 tournament is set to be a spectacular showcase of football talent, passion, and competition. Starting on June 15, 2024, with the opening match between Germany and Scotland, the tournament will feature 24 teams battling it out across 10 cities in Germany. With a well-structured format that includes both group stages and knockout rounds, fans can expect a month filled with thrilling matches, unexpected upsets, and unforgettable moments.

Whether you plan to watch the matches live in the stadiums or from the comfort of your home, this comprehensive guide ensures that you have all the information you need to stay updated and enjoy UEFA Euro 2024. Mark your calendars, set your reminders, and get ready for an exhilarating month of football as Europe’s best teams compete for glory in UEFA Euro 2024.

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