The Euro 2024 qualifiers, also known as the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying tournament is a preliminary preparation towards the 17th edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a men’s football tournament involving 24 European national teams that are members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). In order to identify the 23 men’s home nations from UEFA members who will join the officially entitled host country Germany in the UEFA Euro 2024 final event, the Euro 2024 qualifiers will be held between March 23rd, 2023, and November 21st, 2023.
With fierce competition among national teams vying for a spot in the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship, this is one event that you won’t want to miss. From iconic stadiums in major cities to passionate fans cheering their home teams on, there’s nothing quite like the drama and anticipation of international football. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for some high-stakes sporting action, read on to find out everything you need to know about Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Euro 2024 Qualifiers predictions
Turkey vs Croatia 28.03.2023
Croatia’s performance has been slowly deteriorating since reaching the World Cup final in 2018. They will face Turkey in a friendly match at the Vodafone Arena. Zlatko Dalic’s squad has lost three of their four Nations League games, including crushing defeats to Portugal (4-1) and France (4-2), revealing a shaky defense. Croatia has conceded 11 ... More
Scotland vs Spain 28.03.2023
After an underwhelming World Cup campaign, Spain has another chance to feature at a major international tournament, but first, they have to book their place in the next European championships. Spain have become regulars of the Euros and they will be looking to add another title to their trophy cabinet. Failure of La furia Roja ... More
Ireland vs France 27.03.2023
This is a tough qualifying group and Ireland know that they have to make their home games count if they are to make it out of this group. Their recent record is good, having won 3 of their last 4 games. Nevertheless, a game against the World Cup finalists is not easy at all, considering ... More
England vs Ukraine 26.03.2023
England will be looking to establish an early advantage in the race for qualification from Group C when they welcome Ukraine for the second group game at Wembley this Sunday. The Three Lions have made Wembley an absolute fortress in recent years and they will certainly want that trend to continue unabated. Gareth Southgate will ... More
Croatia vs Wales 25.03.2023
It was the second straight World cup tournament, and Croatia finished as the 2nd runner-up of the World Cup. At the top of their performance, they managed to score 2 leading goals which sealed their 2-1 win against Morocco in Qatar. They are now back in Europe to start afresh in the Euro qualifiers 2024 ... More
Spain vs Norway 25.03.2023
After their last-16 exit at the World Cup in Qatar, Spain are back in action against Norway this weekend. In this tie, Spain are hoping to begin the hunt for a place at the next Euros on a positive note. Certainly, a win here would boost their confidence going into another round of matches as ... More
Belarus vs Switzerland 25.03.2023
The Euro 2024 qualifiers are set to commence this international break, with Belarus hosting Switzerland at home. With this qualification, Belarus sees it as the perfect opportunity to try and make it to a major tournament for about 20 years. That is why they will be all to kick start their Campaign with a win. ... More
Czech Republic vs Poland 24.03.2023
The recent warm-up of Czech Republic with Turkey might have exposed their weakest point on the backline as they failed to defend their only goal which was levelled with Turkish to make it 2-1 loss. Yet, they lost 4 consecutive games while scoring just one goal during their recent UEFA Nations League. This could be ... More
Sweden vs Belgium 24.03.2023
After a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign which saw Sweden in the 4th spot in group B, the Swedes will kickstart their EURO tournament in a group of 5 average teams. Sweden looks like very well prepared to showcase their quality, following their back-to-back wins in their last 5 friendly matches. Though they are yet ... More
France vs Netherlands 24.03.2023
It is the first time France are taking to the field since losing the World Cup final to Argentina. A few members of the squad have since retired and new players called in, but the core of the team remains intact. New captain Kylian Mbappe will be hoping to lead Les Blues to an opening ... More
Denmark vs Finland 23.03.2023
The Euro qualifiers are back and Thursday will see Denmark face off against Finland in Group H. One of the ten groups used to determine which teams would advance to the UEFA Euro 2024 final event in Germany is Group H in the qualifying round. Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland, San Marino, and Slovenia are ... More
Italy vs England 23.03.2023
As league football goes on break for some international action, Italy and England would begin their quest for a place at next year’s Euros in this Thursday’s Group C qualifiers. Having failed to make an appearance at 2 consecutive World Cups, Italy would be looking to begin this European qualification on a positive note as ... More
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Euro 2024 Qualifiers format
The competition follows a similar format as the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying campaign: the group stage determines 20 of the 23 teams that will join the hosts Germany in the final event. The 53 UEFA member associations instead of the usual 55 (Russia was suspended, and Germany received a free ticket) are split into 10 groups, seven of which will have 5 teams and 3 of which will contain 6. The top two teams from each group will automatically qualify for the tournament to make for 20 spots, while the remaining three spots will be decided by a playoff system.
Just after the preliminary group stage comes the play-offs system which is linked to the 2022/23 Nations League. There will be six single-leg matches, to produce 6 winners to enter into a three-single-leg final, with the winners of each match final advancing to the tournament.
Euro 2024 Qualifiers Host Cities
The Euro 2024 qualifiers will see its qualifying matches take place in a two-leg format. This means that each team will host their home match on their own turf, allowing fans from all over these participating countries to witness top-class football action.
Not only is this a great opportunity for supporters to see their idols in action, but it also allows each nation and player to showcase their abilities in front of their own people, family, and friends. With the tournament set to be held in March 2023, traveling fans can expect some of the best conditions and most iconic venues in the world.
Euro 2024 Qualifiers Tournament Groups
To start the Euro 2024 qualifiers, on October 9, 2022, a qualifying draw was held in Frankfurt. With host nation, Germany already qualified and Russia now on suspension, the other 53 teams were pitted into 10 groups of 6 or 5 teams forming a wonderful blend of teams that is sure to have a close contest filled with actions and excitement. Below are the groups that will go into the Euro 2024 qualifiers:
Group A: Scotland, Spain, Norway, Georgia, Cyprus
Group B: Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Gibraltar
Group C: Italy, England, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Malta
Group D: Croatia, Wales, Armenia, Turkey, Latvia
Group E: Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Faroe Islands, Moldova
Group F: Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Estonia
Group G: Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Lithuania
Group H: Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland, San Marino
Group I: Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Kosovo, Belarus, Andorra
Group J: Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Liechtenstein
The group matches will be played from 23rd March – 21st November 2023. Each nation in any group will engage in two-leg matches (Home & Away). Each team in the group of five member nations will play a total of 8 matches, two fewer than the teams in the group of six member nations over the course of the qualifying event. The top two finishers from each group will advance to the final competition.
Euro 2024 qualifiers play-offs System
The European Qualifiers for the UEFA Euro 2024 will conclude with six semi-final play-offs and three final play-off matches. This will be played from the 21st to the 26th of March 2024, with the winners qualifying for the final tournament.
It is the group winners of Nations Leagues A, B, and C that finish outside the top two of their qualifying group that will receive the twelve playoff berths to compete for a spot in the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament. However, if the group winners have already qualified through the main qualification process, their place in the playoffs will be reserved for the next best-ranked team. After League group D, the process continues down to the next level.
- Nations League A top finishers: Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, Italy
- Nations League B top finishers: Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland
- Nations League C top finishers: Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan
The playoff paths will consist of four teams each, with a single-leg semi-final showdown and final to decide who advances. The pairing for those games will see the top-seeded team host fourth place and second place host third, with a random draw determining which of these two pairs will have their match become the final.
Euro 2024 Qualifiers Tournament/Match Rules
Teams at Euro 2024 qualifiers will be allowed to have a maximum of 5 substitutes in their matches at the tournament, up from the usual 3 subs. In case of extra time for the playoffs, a sixth sub will be allowed. The changes became necessary following the COVID-19 pandemic, which created fixture congestion and imposed an extra burden on players.
UEFA’s executive committee is also open to allowing more than the usual 23 players in each squad. This is to cover for a possible COVID-19 outbreak in the teams during the tournament. It will also help in reducing players’ fatigue following a season of congested fixtures.
During the group stage matches of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, results, and standings are done based on the following rules and standards:
- Rank in the group
- A higher point total
- A better goal differential
- A loftier goal total away from home
- A higher victory total
- More victories away from home
- Ethical behavior (Yellow cards, Reds cards, etc)
And if multiple teams lock on for first place after completing the group fixtures, the following tie-breaking standards are implored to fix the team rankings:
- Higher total points scored in the games between the two teams under consideration
- Higher goals differential in games between the teams
- Greater goal differential overall group games
- A higher average goal total across all group games
- Average away goal total across all group games
- More victories across all group games
- More wins on the road across all group games
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- Belgium and Italy won all their qualifying matches in the previous qualifiers (10 wins in 10 matches)
- France, Germany, and Portugal currently have the highest qualifying with a record 13 straight European Championship appearance
- Finland and North Macedonia made their debut European Championship for the first time after qualifying in the 2020 qualifiers
- Greece were the only former champions to fail to qualify for the previous tournament
- Azerbaijan, Romania, and the Republic of Ireland were the host countries/cities that failed to qualify in the previous tournament