UEFA Euro 2024
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|Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024 |
|Dates||14 June – 14 July|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 10 host cities)|
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. 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.
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. Of the 20 members of the Executive Committee, two were ineligible to vote and one was absent, leaving a total of seventeen voting members.
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. 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.
|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)|
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. 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).
|Olympiastadion||Allianz Arena||Westfalenstadion||Arena AufSchalke|
|Capacity: 74,461||Capacity: 70,076||Capacity: 65,849||Capacity: 54,740|
|Capacity: 54,697||Capacity: 52,245|
|Merkur Spiel-Arena||RheinEnergieStadion||Waldstadion||Red Bull Arena|
|Capacity: 51,031||Capacity: 49,827||Capacity: 48,387||Capacity: 42,959|
Logo and slogan
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).
The official slogan of the tournament is "United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas." The slogan was chosen to promote diversity and inclusion.
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