UEFA Euro 2024

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UEFA Euro 2024
Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024
(in German)
UEFA Euro 2024 official logo.png
United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas.
(United in the heart of Europe.)
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates14 June – 14 July
Teams24
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
2020
2028

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2024 (stylised as UEFA EURO 2024) or simply Euro 2024, will be the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA. Germany will host the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 14 June to 14 July 2024.[1] It would be the third time that European Championship matches are played on German territory and the second time in reunified Germany as the former West Germany hosted the tournament of 1988, and four matches of the multi-national Euro 2020 were played in Munich; however, it would be the first time the competition is held in the former East Germany with Leipzig as a host city.[2]

Italy are the defending champions going into the tournament, having beaten England on penalties in the 2020 final.

Bid process[edit]

On 8 March 2017, UEFA announced that only two countries, Germany and Turkey, had announced their intentions to host the tournament before the deadline of 3 March 2017.[3][4]

The host was selected on 27 September 2018 in Nyon, Switzerland.[5] Germany initially planned to fully host Euro 2020 although never announced any firm interest by May 2012.[6][7]

Voting results
Country Votes
 Germany 12
 Turkey 4
Abstention 1
Total 17

The UEFA Executive Committee voted for the host in a secret ballot, with only a simple majority required to determine the host. In the event of a tie, the UEFA President would cast the decisive vote.[8] Of the 20 members of the Executive Committee, two were ineligible to vote and one was absent, leaving a total of seventeen voting members.[9]

Qualification[edit]

As hosts, Germany qualified for the tournament automatically. The 23 remaining spots will be determined through qualifying, with the draw to be held on 9 October 2022 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt.[10] The qualifying group stage will take place from March to November 2023, while the play-offs, linked with the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League, will be held in March 2024.[11]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 Germany[B] Host 27 September 2018 13 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.

Venues[edit]

Germany had a wide choice of stadia that satisfied UEFA's minimum capacity requirement of 30,000 seats for European Championship matches.

Nine venues used at the 2006 FIFA World Cup were selected: Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Gelsenkirchen. Düsseldorf, which was not used in 2006 but had previously been used for the 1974 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1988, will serve as the tenth venue; conversely, Hanover, Nuremberg and Kaiserslautern, host cities in 2006, will not be used for this championship.

Various other stadiums, such as those in Bremen and Mönchengladbach were not selected.[12] The venues covered all the main regions of Germany, but the area with the highest number of venues at UEFA Euro 2024 is the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with four of the ten host cities (Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne).[13]

Berlin Munich Dortmund Gelsenkirchen
Olympiastadion Allianz Arena Westfalenstadion Arena AufSchalke
Capacity: 74,461 Capacity: 70,076 Capacity: 65,849 Capacity: 54,740
Stade Olympique Berlin Ext.JPG München - Allianz-Arena (Luftbild).jpg Signal iduna park stadium dortmund 4.jpg Arena auf schalke veltins arena gelsenkirchen 1.jpg
Stuttgart Hamburg
Mercedes-Benz Arena Volksparkstadion
Capacity: 54,697 Capacity: 52,245
Blick vom Rotenberg Stadion.jpg RK 1009 9831 Volksparkstadion.jpg
Düsseldorf Cologne Frankfurt Leipzig
Merkur Spiel-Arena RheinEnergieStadion Waldstadion Red Bull Arena
Capacity: 51,031 Capacity: 49,827 Capacity: 48,387 Capacity: 42,959
LTU arena-1.png Fußball Stadion Köln Luftbild Aerial (125164767).jpeg Aerial view of Commerzbank-Arena.jpg Red Bull arena, Leipzig von oben Zentralstadion.jpg

Draw[edit]

The final tournament draw will take place in December 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.[14] The format used in 2016 and 2020 will be retained.[11]

Marketing[edit]

Logo and slogan[edit]

The official logo was unveiled on 5 October 2021, during a ceremony at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. The logo depicts the Henri Delaunay Trophy with 24 coloured slices around the trophy representing the 24 participating nations, and the eclipse reflects the shape of the Olympiastadion (Berlin).[15]

The official slogan of the tournament is "United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas." The slogan was chosen to promote diversity and inclusion.[16]

Broadcasters[edit]

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be located at the halls of the Leipzig Trade Fair in Leipzig, Germany.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bericht über den Finanzplan zur Austragung der Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024 in Berlin beschlossen" (in German).
  2. ^ "Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament". BBC News. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Euro 2024: Tournament to be held in Germany or Turkey". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Germany and Turkey officially interested in hosting UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA. 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Germany to host UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA. 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Niersbach: EM-Bewerbung wäre "reizvoll"". FIFA.com. 4 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Who Wants Euro 2020?". itsroundanditswhite.co.uk. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  8. ^ "UEFA EURO 2024: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  9. ^ "UEFA EURO 2024: tournament requirements" (PDF). UEFA. 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ "UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group stage draw to be staged in Frankfurt in 2022". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 October 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  11. ^ a b "UEFA EURO 2024: all you need to know". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Evaluierungsbericht Stadien/Städte" [Evaluation report stadiums/cities] (PDF). DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  13. ^ "EURO 2024 an Rhein und Ruhr". nrw.de (in German). North Rhine-Westphalia State Government. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Hamburg to stage EURO 2024 finals draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  15. ^ "UEFA EURO 2024 logo unveiled with spectacular light show at the Olympiastadion in Berlin". UEFA.com. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  16. ^ "UEFA Euro 2024 logo unveiled in Berlin". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  17. ^ "Leipzig to host UEFA EURO 2024 international broadcast centre". UEFA.com. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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