Everything You Need to Know About the UEFA Euro 2024 Draw

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The qualification process for next summer’s European Championship is done and dusted, meaning it’s time to get ready for the UEFA Euro 2024 draw. 

On Saturday, December 2, the participating teams will learn their fate. The Euro 2024 draw will determine the groups for the tournament, giving bettors a clearer idea of what might happen in Germany. 

Below, Sports Hub covers everything you need to know about the UEFA Euro 2024 draw. Not only do we preview this weekend’s draw, but we also look ahead to the main event next summer. 

UEFA Euro 2024 Draw – Key Information 

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 
  • Where: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany 
  • Teams: 24 (21 Confirmed; 3 TBC) 

The UEFA Euro 2024 draw is set to take place at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on Saturday, December 2. Since Germany is the tournament’s host nation, the Euro 2024 draw will occur in one of the country’s biggest cities. 

Teams have been placed into one of four pots based on their results during the qualifying campaign. Pot 1 contains the top teams as well as Germany, while Pot 4 contains the lowest-ranked teams according to qualification results. 

POTS FOR THE EURO 2024 DRAW 

  • Pot 1: Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium, England 
  • Pot 2: Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Denmark, Albania, Austria 
  • Pot 3: Netherlands, Scotland, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czechia 
  • Pot 4: Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, Playoff Winner A, Playoff Winner B, Playoff Winner C 

The 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four. As you can see, 21 teams have punched their ticket to the European Championship, while three berths will be filled by the playoff winners. Let’s take a closer look at the playoffs. 

When Are the Euro 2024 Qualifying Playoffs? 

The qualifying playoffs will determine the final three teams that will feature at Euro 2024. 12 teams will participate in the playoffs based on their performance during the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League, giving them a second chance to qualify. 

Each path has two semifinals, and the winning semifinalists will compete in the playoff finals. You can find all the fixtures below, along with the potential routes to the main event. 

EURO 2024 QUALIFYING PLAYOFFS 

  • Path A: Wales vs. Finland/Poland vs. Estonia 
  • Path B: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. Ukraine/ Israel vs. Iceland 
  • Path C: Georgia vs. Luxembourg/Greece vs. Kazakhstan 

The semifinals are scheduled to take place on March 21, with the finals slated for March 26, meaning the Euro 2024 draw will be completed in a few months. As it stands, the bookies have not released odds for the qualifying playoffs. 

Looking Ahead to Next Summer’s Tournament 

  • When: June 14 – July 14, 2024 
  • Where: Germany 
  • Cities: 10 
  • Stadiums: 10 
  • Defending Champion: Italy 

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship will get underway on June 14, with the final scheduled for July 14. Across the course of a month, the continent’s top national teams will battle it out for the trophy in Germany. 

Italy is the defending champion, but Gli Azzuri will likely face a tough group following a below-par qualifying campaign. Since the Italians find themselves in Pot 4 for the Euro 2024 draw, they could form a potential group of death alongside France, Denmark and the Netherlands. 

EURO 2024 HOST CITIES AND VENUES 

  • Berlin: Olympiastadion (74,461) 
  • Munich: Allianz Arena (70,076) 
  • Dortmund: Signal Iduna Park (65,849) 
  • Stuttgart: MHPArena (54,906) 
  • Gelsenkirchen: Veltins-Arena (54,740) 
  • Frankfurt: Deutsche Bank Arena (54,697) 
  • Hamburg: Volksparkstadion (52,245) 
  • Dusseldorf: Merkur Spiel-Arena (51,031) 
  • Cologne: RheinEnergieStadion (49,827) 
  • Leipzig: Red Bull Arena (42,959) 

Germany is renowned for its impressive soccer stadia, and fans will be able to visit 10 grounds in 10 different cities. Eight of the 10 venues boast a capacity of 50,000+, while Berlin’s Olympiastadion (74,461) will host the final. 

Outright Odds for Euro 2024 

  • England (+350) 
  • France (+350) 
  • Germany (+700) 
  • Spain (+750) 
  • Portugal (+800) 
  • Italy (+1400) 
  • Netherlands (+1400) 
  • Belgium (+1400) 
  • Denmark (+3000) 
  • Croatia (+3300) 
  • Turkey (+4000) 
  • Austria (+6600) 
  • Switzerland (+6600) 
  • Scotland (+6600) 
  • Hungary (+6600) 
  • Serbia (+8000) 
  • Ukraine (+10000) 
  • Czechia (+10000) 
  • Poland (+15000) 
  • Romania (+15000) 
  • Wales (+15000) 
  • Albania (+20000) 
  • Slovakia (+25000) 
  • Finland (+25000) 
  • Israel (+25000) 
  • Greece (+25000) 
  • Slovenia (+25000) 
  • Iceland (+50000) 
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina (+50000) 
  • Georgia (+50000) 
  • Estonia (+50000) 
  • Luxembourg (+50000) 
  • Kazakhstan (+50000) 

The bookies will likely adjust their outright odds after the Euro 2024 draw, but the prices shouldn’t change drastically. Currently, 33 teams are in contention for the trophy, but that number will drop to 24 after the playoffs. 

As it stands, England (+350) and France (+350) are the joint favorites. The Three Lions reached the final of the previous European Championship, while Les Bleus reached the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Germany (+700), Spain (+750) and Portugal (+800) round out the top five, with Italy (+1400), the Netherlands (+1400) and Belgium (+1400) bridging the gap between the favorites and outsiders. The prices take a jump to Denmark (+3000), Croatia (+3300) and Turkey (+4000). 

After posting an unbeaten qualifying campaign, Romania (+15000) is among the potential sleepers. Hungary (+6600) also avoided defeat during the qualification process, while Austria (+6600), Switzerland (+6600), Scotland (+6600), Czechia (+10000) and Albania (+20000) each lost just once. 

Get Ready for the Euro 2024 Draw 

As we already mentioned, the outright odds will shift after the Euro 2024 draw, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bet now. In fact, taking advantage of the early odds could prove to be very profitable down the line. 

Although the European Championship doesn’t kick off until June, there is no shortage of international soccer betting opportunities on the horizon. Not only can you bet on the outright market, but you can always bet on the qualifying playoffs. 

We will be back with more Euro 2024 betting advice when the bookies publish their odds for the qualifying playoffs. If you’re looking for more soccer content before then, stick around for our Premier League predictions.