Euro 2024 Draw: “Group of Death” Emerges, France Meets Netherlands in Group Stage Clash

By Score More Staff

The UEFA Euro 2024 final tournament draw took place on Saturday, December 2, 2024, at the CCH Congress Center in Hamburg, Germany. 

The groups for Euro 2024 have been drawn. On Saturday (2), UEFA drew the pots for the European football tournament, which will be held between June 14 and July 14, 2024, in Germany. The host country opens the competition against Scotland in Munich.

The highlight was Group B, considered the “group of death.” This is because the group includes two European champions, including the current European Championship winner, as well as the 2018 World Cup runner-up. The teams are Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Albania, coached by Brazilian Sylvinho. It is worth remembering that Spaniards and Croatians met in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 and in the final of the last Nations League, both with victories for La Furia.

In Group D, there is also a highlight for the match between France and the Netherlands, as well as Group C, which is quite balanced with Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, and England.

The top two teams from each group, plus the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16.

Here are the groups for Euro 2024:

Group A:

  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland

Group B:

  • Spain
  • Albania
  • Croatia
  • Italy

Group C:

  • England
  • Denmark
  • Slovenia
  • Serbia

Group D:

  • France
  • Austria
  • Netherlands
  • Repechage A winner (Poland, Estonia, Wales, or Finland)

Group E:

  • Belgium
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Repechage B winner (Israel, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Ukraine)

Group F:

  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • Czech Republic
  • Repechage C winner (Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece, or Kazakhstan)

The top two teams from each group, plus the four best third-placed teams, will advance to the knockout stage.

Here are some of the highlights of the draw:

  • Group B is considered to be the “group of death” because it includes two European champions (Spain and Italy) and the current European Championship winner (Italy).
  • Group D is also very competitive, as it includes France and the Netherlands.
  • Group C is considered to be the most balanced group, as it includes England, Denmark, Slovenia, and Serbia.

The Euro 2024 tournament will be the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship. It will be the third time that Germany has hosted the tournament, after 1972 and 1988.

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