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UEFA EURO 2024 draw: Everything you need to know

With initial qualifying finalised, the Euro 2024 draw for the event in Germany next summer is ready to take place.

While there are still three spots left to be determined, which will be sorted via the playoffs next March, 21 of the teams are locked in and ready to learn their fate.

Ahead of the Euro 2024 draw, here is everything that you need to know.

When is the Euro 2024 draw taking place?

The Euro 2024 group stage draw is set to take place on Saturday, 2 December in Hamburg, Germany.

The draw is set to “officially” begin at 12:00 CET but as with most UEFA draws, there is expected to be some build-up before the balls are finally picked out of the bowls. The draw will take around an hour from start to finish.

How are the Euro 2024 draw groups sorted?

There will be 24 teams drawn in total, with six groups of four in the tournament. Each team in every group will be taken from four different pots. The seedings for the Euro 2024 draw are:

Pot 1: Germany, England, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France

Pot 2: Hungary, Turkey, Denmark, Romania, Albania, Austria

Pot 3: Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic

Pot 4: Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, playoff winner #1, playoff winner #2, playoff winner #3

Each team will play each other group opponent once with the top two qualifying from each group. The four best third-placed teams will also qualify from the group stages with the tournament then becoming a straight knockout competition with 16 teams.

Who can still qualify for Euro 2024?

The Euro 2024 playoff tournament will decide the final three spots in finals next summer. There are 12 teams taking part in the playoffs, all of whom have it to this point courtesy of their performances in the UEFA Nations League. To make matters more confusing, the playoffs have been split into three different mini-tournaments. They are as follows:

Path A:

  • Semi-final 1: Wales vs Finland
  • Semi-final 2: Poland vs Estonia
  • Final: Winner of SF1 vs SF2

Path B:

  • Semi-final 1: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Ukraine
  • Semi-final 2: Israel vs Iceland
  • Final: Winner of of SF1 vs SF2

Path C:

  • Semi-final 1: Georgia vs Luxembourg
  • Semi-final 2: Greece vs Kazakhstan
  • Final: Winner of SF1 vs SF2

The three playoff wins have already been placed in pot three so all 12 teams will know their hypothetical fate when the group stage draw takes place on Saturday.

Where are the Euro 2024 venues?

Euro 2024 is being held in Germany, with 10 stadiums and cities being used across the country. Berlin's Olympiastadion will host the final which is set to take place on Sunday, 14th July. Germany's second-biggest stadium, the Allianz Arena will host the first match of the tournament, which is set to take place on Friday 14th June.

The full list of Euro 2024 host cities and stadiums:

  • Berlin – Olympiastadion
  • Munich – Allianz Arena
  • Cologne – Cologne Stadium
  • Dortmund – Signal Iduna Park
  • Dusseldorf – Dusseldorf Arena
  • Frankfurt – Frankfurt Arena
  • Gelsenkirchen – Arena AufSchalke
  • Hamburg – Volksparkstadion Hamburg
  • Leipzig – Leipzig Stadium
  • Stuttgart – Stuttgart Arena

How to watch the Euro 2024 draw

To find out who draws who in the group stages, you can watch the draw live via UEFA.com.

Alternatively, you can download the official Euro 2024 app on to your mobile phone and live stream the draw. In the UK, football fans can also watch the Euro 2024 draw live on BBC two from 17:15 local time and on the BBC iPlayer.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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