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Euro 2024 begins! Complete schedule, results and live broadcast

Euro 2024 kicks off today with the much-anticipated opening ceremony, followed by the first match between Germany and Scotland. Here’s everything you need to know about the opening ceremony, teams and tournament schedule.

When and where is the Euro 2024 opening ceremony?

The opening ceremony of Euro 2024 will begin about an hour before kick-off in the opening match between Germany and Scotland. The announcement ceremony is scheduled for June 14 at 2:00 PM ET and will take place at the Munich Soccer Arena. The game will begin at 3:00 PM ET.

Highlights of the opening ceremony

The ceremony will include a spectacular fireworks display and a ceremonial display of flags from each participating country. A special tribute will be paid to the German football legend Franz Beckenbauerwho died in January aged 78.

Beckenbauer, captain of West Germany, led his team to the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup title in 1974. His wife Heidi, together with Bernard Dietz and Jurgen Klinsmann, will bring the Euro 2024 trophy, the Henri Delaunay Cup, onto the pitch before the match even starts.

Opening concert in Stuttgart

On June 13, Stuttgart hosted the opening concert, featuring top local artists including German DJs Robin Schulz, Le Shuuk and Topic, as well as singer-songwriter Leony. This event set the tone for an exciting month ahead.

How to watch the Euro 2024 opening ceremony

The opening ceremony will be broadcast on FOX Sports, allowing fans around the world to tune in and enjoy the festivities.

Overview of teams and tournaments

Euro 2024 features 24 teams competing for the prestigious trophy. The structure of the tournament and the prospects of the teams vary greatly, with some nations setting themselves up as favourites, while others face an uphill battle.

Group A: Germany, Hungary, Scotland, Switzerland

Germany, the host country, is the favorite to make it big in the tournament. Hungary, Scotland and Switzerland will also be fiercely competitive, with Scotland looking to build on their opening game against Germany.

Group B: Albania, Croatia, Italy, Spain

This group includes heavyweights like Italy and Spain. Albania and Croatia will need to be at their best to advance, with Croatia looking to better them European Championship record.

Group C: Denmark, England, Serbia, Slovenia

England are expected to dominate this group with stars like Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham. Denmark and Serbia also have strong teams, making this a group to watch closely.

Group D: Austria, France, Netherlands, Poland

The favorites here include France, the 2022 World Cup runner-up and the Netherlands. Austria and Poland will need exceptional performances to advance.

Group E: Belgium, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine

Belgium, led by stars like Kevin De Bruyne, is a strong contender. Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine will compete for the second place in this group.

Group F: Czech Republic, Georgia, Portugal, Turkey

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are expected to top this group. Turkey and the Czech Republic are competing for second place, while Georgia is aiming for a historic performance.

Tournament schedule

date Matches
June 14, 2024 Germany vs Scotland
June 15, 2024 1. Hungary vs. Switzerland at Cologne, 9 a.m. ET (Fubo)

2. Spain vs. Croatia at Berlin, 12 p.m. ET (FOX)

3. Italy vs. Albania at Dortmund, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 16, 2024 1. Poland vs. Netherlands at Hamburg, 9 a.m. ET (FS1)

2. Slovenia vs. Denmark at Stuttgart, 12:00 PM ET (FS1)

3. Serbia vs. England at Gelsenkirchen, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 17, 2024 1. Romania vs. Ukraine at Munich, 9 a.m. ET (Fubo)

2. Belgium vs. Slovakia at Frankfurt, 12:00 PM ET (FS1)

3. Austria vs. France at Dusseldorf, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 18, 2024 1.Turkey vs. Georgia at Dortmund, 12 p.m. ET (Fubo)

2. Portugal vs. Czech Republic at Leipzig, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 19, 2024 1. Croatia vs. Albania at Hamburg, 9 a.m. ET (FS1)

2. Germany vs. Hungary at Stuttgart, 12:00 PM ET (FS1)

3. Scotland vs. Switzerland at Cologne, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 20, 2024 1. Slovenia vs. Serbia at Munich, 9 a.m. ET (FS1)

2. Denmark vs. England at Frankfurt, 12pm ET (FS1)

3. Spain vs. Italy at Gelsenkirchen, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 21, 2024 1. Slovakia vs. Ukraine at Dusseldorf, 9 a.m. ET (Fubo)

2. Poland vs. Austria at Berlin, 12 p.m. ET (FS1)

3. Holland vs. France, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 22, 2024 1. Georgia vs. Czech Republic at Hamburg, 9 a.m. ET (Fubo)

2.Turkey vs. Portugal at Dortmund, 12 p.m. ET (FOX)

3. Belgium vs. Romania at Cologne, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 23, 2024 1. Scotland vs. Hungary at Stuttgart, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)

2. Switzerland vs. Germany at Frankfurt, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 24, 2024 1. Albania vs. Spain at Dusseldorf, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)

2. Croatia vs. Italy at Leipzig, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 25, 2024 1. France vs. Poland at Dortmund, 12 p.m. ET (FOX)

2. Netherlands vs. Austria at Berlin, 12 p.m. ET (FS1)

3. Denmark vs. Serbia at Munich, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)

4. England Vs. Slovenia at Cologne, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

June 26, 2024 1. Slovakia vs. Romania at Frankfurt, 12:00 PM ET (FS1)

2. Ukraine vs. Belgium at Stuttgart, 12 p.m. ET (FOX)

3. Czech Republic vs. Turkey at Hamburg, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)

4. Georgia vs. Portugal at Gelsenkirchen, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

The group stage matches will run from June 14 to June 26, followed by the knockout stages. The final will take place on Sunday 14 July in Berlin.

Group Stage Highlights

  • June 14: Germany vs. Scotland at Munich at 3pm ET.
  • June 15: Spain vs. Croatia at Berlin 12:00 PM ET, Italy vs. Albania at Dortmund at 3:00 PM ET.
  • June 16: Poland vs. Netherlands at Hamburg 9:00 a.m. ET, Serbia vs. England at Gelsenkirchen at 3:00 PM ET.

Players to watch

Several players are set to shine at Euro 2024. Notable mentions include:

  • Kylian Mbappé (France): Known for his incredible speed and ability to score goals.
  • Harry Kane (England): A prolific striker with an eye for goal.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): The veteran forward is aiming to add another accolade to his storied career.
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium): Midfield maestro known for his passing and vision.

Euro 2024 venues

The matches will be held in 10 cities in Germany, including:

  • Berlin (Olympiastadion)
  • Munich (Allianz Arena)
  • Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park)
  • Stuttgart (MHPArena)

summary

Euro 2024 promises a month of exciting football, starting with the opening ceremony and an impressive match between Germany and Scotland.

With 24 teams fighting for the title, the tournament will showcase top football and unforgettable moments. Fans can watch all the action live on FOX Sports and more streaming platforms.

Get ready for an unforgettable football summer!

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