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Euro 2024 finals draw: Date, time, format, seeds


The stage is nearly set for Euro 2024, which begins on June 14 by to the ultimate on July 14. This is how the finals draw will work.

When is the Euro 2024 finals draw?

The draw ceremony will start at 5 p.m. GMT, noon ET in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Who has certified for the finals?

To this point, 21 of the 24 finalists are recognized. You possibly can try who’s in, who’s out and who can nonetheless make it.

How does the draw seeding work?

Hosts Germany will take a spot in Pot 1, as is all the time the protocol.

The 20 groups to have certified are then seeded so as of their place and factors gained in qualifying.

The 5 group winners with probably the most factors be part of Germany in Pot 1.

Pot 2 comprises the 5 remaining group winners, plus one of the best runners-up.

Pot 3 has the runners-up ranked 2 by to 7.

Pot 4 has the remaining three runners-up, plus the winners of every of the three playoff paths — to be performed in March.

Groups in the identical pot can’t face one another within the group stage.

Pot 1
Germany
Portugal
France
Belgium
Spain
England

Pot 2
Hungary
Turkey
Denmark
Albania
Romania
Austria

Pot 3
Netherlands
Scotland
Croatia
Slovenia
Slovakia
Czechia

Pot 4
Italy
Serbia
Switzerland
Winners of Playoff A (Poland, Wales, Estonia, Finland)
Winners of Playoff B (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Iceland, Ukraine)
Winners of Playoff C (Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg)

How will the draw work?

The draw will begin with Pot 1, although it has already been established that Germany will fill place 1 in Group A to play the opening sport of the match.

The remainder of Pot 1 will then be allotted, one crew in every group, in alphabetical order from Group B to Group F.

Every crew will even be drawn right into a place within the allotted group — 1, 2, 3 or 4. This creates the order of the fixtures — for example the primary match is A1 (Germany) vs. A2.

The identical course of is then accomplished for Pots 2, 3 and 4. Every pot is drawn in its entirety earlier than transferring on to the subsequent pot.

Are there any particular situations for the draw?

There are some prohibited pairings, however of those solely Serbia and Spain have certified mechanically, with Bosnia and Ukraine within the playoffs. There can’t be a draw conflict.

– Bosnia-Herzegovina / Kosovo
– Serbia / Kosovo
– Ukraine / Belarus
– Azerbaijan / Armenia
– Spain / Gibraltar

When will the schedule be recognized?

We already know the match dates for each fixture.

– Euro 2024: Bracket and fixtures schedule for finals

Nevertheless, we solely have kickoff instances for the opening match, plus the semifinals and the ultimate.

The UEFA administration will allocate the usual kick-off instances (15:00 CET, 18:00 CET and 21:00 CET) to the remaining 47 matches and publish the finalised schedule as quickly as attainable after the draw.

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