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Euro 2024: Hosts Germany to face Scotland in opening match

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The hosts qualified automatically, and 20 teams advanced through the European qualifiers

Hosts Germany will face Scotland in the opening match of Euro 2024 in Munich following the draw on Saturday, while defending champion Italy has been drawn in the same group as Spain.

The Germans, three-time winners, will kick off the one-month tournament in Munich on June 14, with the final on July 14 in Berlin’s Olympic stadium.

One of the 10 host cities of the tournament, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall, hosted the draw.

Germany will also face Hungary and Switzerland in Group A.

Italy faces a tough task in defending their title, drawn in Group B, where they will face Spain, Croatia, and Albania.

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France and the Netherlands will face each other again after coming through the qualifying campaign in the same group, drawn in Group D alongside Austria and the winner of playoff A.

England, beaten finalists in Euro 2020, are in Group C alongside Denmark, Slovenia, and Serbia.

Group E sees Belgium take on Romania, Slovakia, and the winners of playoff B, while Group F features Portugal, Turkey, the Czech Republic, and the playoff C winners.

The hosts qualified automatically, and 20 teams advanced through the European qualifiers. Three teams are still unknown and will come through the playoffs in March.

Germany has been unveiled as host of UEFA Euro 2024

Germany has been unveiled as host of UEFA Euro 2024

The top two in each of the six Euro 2024 groups proceed to the round of 16, along with the four best third-place finishers.

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