Status: 29.11.2023, 11:53 a.m.
By: Korbinian Kothny
Euro 2024 casts its shadow ahead. Germany is seeded as the head of the group, but is still looking forward to the draw.
Hamburg – The Euro 2024 in Germany is just around the corner. 21 of the 24 European Championship participants have already been confirmed, including hosts Germany: The following teams have already qualified for Euro 2024.
The draw for the final round for Euro 2024 will take place in December 2023
The remaining three spots for the major event will be decided via the Nations League playoffs in March 2024. However, German fans won't have to wait that long to find out who the DFB team will face in the group stage of the home European Championship.
The European Championship trophy, photographed in Frankfurt's Waldstadion. © Florian Wiegan / Eibner-Pressefoto / Imago Images
The draw for the final round will take place after the conclusion of the European Qualifiers on 2 December at 18 p.m. at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The draw will be broadcast live on RTL's free-to-air TV. The private broadcaster will broadcast live from Hamburg from 17.30 p.m. In addition, UEFA offers a free live stream on its website.
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Germany is set as group leader at Euro 2024
As the hosts, Germany is automatically designated as the group leader of Group A (A1). The 23 other participants will be divided into four different pots based on their performance in the European Championship qualifiers.
In pot 1, in addition to Germany, are the five nations that have scored the most points in the European Championship qualifiers. Pots two and three will each consist of the six next best teams. Pot four will feature the three worst directly qualified teams and the three winners of the March 2024 playoffs.
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Germany could face top opponents in the European Championship group
The ranking only takes into account the matches of the first five teams in each group among themselves, so as not to give teams in groups of six an advantage.
Despite their position as group leaders, Germany could already face some top nations in the group stage. (kk)
Machine support has been used for this article. The article has been carefully reviewed by editor Korbinian Kothny before publication.