We look ahead to the UEFA Euro 2024 draw with the key facts and stats for all the qualified nations.

The UEFA Euro 2024 draw takes place on Saturday 2 December at 18:00 CET at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. Ahead of the draw, we look at the teams to have already qualified for the finals tournament next summer, the three teams that could join them via the play-offs and the need-to-know facts and stats on every nation.

Euro 2024 Draw Pots

Euro 2024 Draw Pots

The 24 teams – three of which are yet to be determined by the play-offs – have been separated into four pots of six ahead of the Euro 2024 draw. As host nation, Germany are automatically allocated into pot 1 and will be placed in Group A.

The other 20 teams to have already qualified are allocated pots in accordance with their results in the qualification stage for Euro 2024. The five teams joining Germany in pot one are the five group winners from qualifying with the best record; the remaining five qualification group winners are in pot 2 alongside the runners-up with the best record in qualifying, who were Austria. Pot 3 and pot 4 consist of the other qualifying group runners-up and the yet-to-be-determined play-off winners.

The last three winners of the European Championship have all been in pot one for the draw: Italy in 2021, Portugal in 2016 and Spain in 2012. Spain were in pot three for Euro 2008, which they went on to win by beating Germany – who were also placed in pot three for that draw – in the final.

Qualified Teams for Euro 2024

There will be 21 teams in the Euro 2024 draw on 2 December, plus the three place holders for the unconfirmed qualifiers from the play-offs. Here, we look at the key Opta facts for each of the nations to have already sealed their place at the tournament this summer in Germany.


  • Germany are taking part in their 14th UEFA European Championship, more than any other team. They have won the trophy three times, the joint-most alongside Spain.
  • This is the fourth time that Germany are sole hosts of a major international tournament, reaching the semi-finals in each of the previous three: champions at the 1974 World Cup, semi-finalists at Euro 1988, third place at the 2006 World Cup.
  • Germany have not won a knockout game at a major international tournament since Euro 2016. They were eliminated in the group stages of the last two World Cups (2018, 2022) and round of 16 at Euro 2020.
  • Euro 2024 hosts Germany have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 12 games at major international tournaments (World Cup and Euros combined). The last time they kept a clean sheet was against Slovakia in the round of 16 at Euro 2016.
  • Thomas Müller has netted 10 goals in 19 appearances at the FIFA World Cup (36 shots) but never scored in 15 appearances at the European Championship (31 shots).
  • This will be Julian Nagelsmann’s first major tournament as head coach. Jupp Derwall was the last Germany boss to win a major tournament with Die Nationalelf at the first attempt (Euro 1980).


  • Portugal are taking part in their ninth UEFA Euros tournament, including their eighth in a row since 1996.
  • Portugal are the only team to reach the knockout stages of the UEFA Euros at each of the last seven editions, a run stretching back to the 1996 tournament. In fact, Portugal have always progressed from the group stages at the European Championship (8/8).
  • Portugal won all 10 of their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches, the most they’ve ever won in a qualifying group for a major tournament. They also scored more goals (36) than they have in any other qualifying group and conceded just twice, their fewest in any group they’ve played more than one game.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most games (25), most goals (14), joint-most assists on record (six – since 1972) and most editions with at least one goal (five) at the Euros. He is also the European player with the most appearances at major tournaments, World Cup and Euros combined (47).
  • Since 1972, Ronaldo has scored/assisted twice as many goals as any other player at the Euros: 20 in total (14 goals, six assists). Michel Platini is second on 10 (nine goals, one assist).
  • Since 2004, Ronaldo has only missed two of Portugal’s 49 games at major tournaments (World Cup and European Championship) – both times they were third group games: vs Mexico at the 2006 World Cup, and vs Switzerland at Euro 2008.
  • This will be Roberto Martínez’s fourth major international tournament as head coach, but his first with Portugal. He led Belgium to third place at the 2018 World Cup and quarter-finals at Euro 2020, before being knocked out in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup.


  • France are taking part in their 11th European Championship, including their ninth in a row, the second-longest current run after Germany (14). Only Germany and Spain (three each) have won more UEFA Euro titles than France (two, in 1984 and 2000).
  • France have reached the final in three of their last four major tournaments. They were losing finalists at Euro 2016, winners at the 2018 World Cup and runners-up at Qatar 2022. The only exception came at Euro 2020 when they were knocked out by Switzerland in the round of 16.
  • France had the largest spread of goalscorers of any side during Euro 2024 qualifying, with 14 different players scoring at least one goal for them (own goals excluded), two more than any other side. Nine players scored exactly once; Kylian Mbappé scored nine on his own.
  • Mbappé’s 12 goals for France at major tournaments have all come at the World Cup. In his only previous European Championship tournament appearance (2020), he failed to convert any of his 14 shots, and he also missed his spot-kick in the shootout against Switzerland in the round of 16.
  • Since Euro 2016, France’s Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in more goals (18) than any other European player at major tournaments (World Cup and Euros): 11 goals and 7 assists in 25 games.
  • If France coach Didier Deschamps lifts the trophy at Euro 2024, he would become the first person to win the World Cup and European Championship both as player and head coach. He’s also set to be the only manager at Euro 2024 to have won the tournament as a player.


  • Belgium are taking part in their seventh European Championship finals. It’s the first time they’ve qualified for three consecutive editions of the tournament.
  • Since they were beaten finalists against West Germany in 1980 (their best finish at the tournament), Belgium have never reached the final four of the UEFA European Championship. They were knocked out in the quarter-finals in each of the last two editions.
  • None of Belgium’s last 17 matches at the UEFA Euros have ended in a draw (W9 L8), a run which started in the 1980 final (2-1 vs West Germany).
  • Belgium won their UEFA Euro 2024 qualification group with 20 points; it’s the sixth consecutive major tournament qualifying section that they’ve topped. They also extended their unbeaten run in qualifying games (FIFA World Cup/UEFA Euros) to 40 matches (W35 D5) since losing 1-0 to Wales back in 2015.
  • Romelu Lukaku is Belgium’s top scorer at major tournaments (World Cup and Euros), with 11 goals in 22 matches. However, only two of those 11 goals have come in the knockout stages – netting against the USA in the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup and against Italy in the quarter-finals at Euro 2020.
  • Lukaku was the top scorer across qualifying for this tournament, with 14 goals in eight appearances. He only failed to score in one of his games (vs Azerbaijan away) and netted with just under half of his shots (48.3%).
  • No European player has delivered more assists at major international tournaments than Kevin De Bruyne since the 2014 World Cup – nine (five at UEFA Euros and four at World Cups).
  • This will be Domenico Tedesco’s first major international tournament as head coach. At 38 years old when UEFA Euro 2024 starts, he will be the youngest Belgium manager at a major tournament, breaking Jack Butler’s record from the 1938 FIFA World Cup (43 years).


  • Spain are taking part in their 12th UEFA European Championship – they have won it three times (1964, 2008, 2012), a joint-record with Germany. They are also the only nation to have won it back-to-back.
  • Shootouts excluded, Spain have lost only two of their last 22 matches at the Euros (W13 D7), losing to Croatia and Italy in 2016. They have reached the knockout stages in six of their last seven appearances, the only exception coming in 2004.
  • Spain’s last 50 goals at the European Championship have all been scored from inside the box. Their last goal from distance was Raul’s strike against Slovenia in the group stages of the 2000 edition.
  • Spain’s last five knockout matches at major tournaments (World Cup and Euros combined) have all gone to extra-time, with four of them ending in penalty shootouts, including three eliminations.
  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (eight) and Antoine Griezmann (seven) have scored more goals than Álvaro Morata (six) across the last two UEFA Euro tournaments.
  • No European player has delivered more assists in the last two major international tournaments than Dani Olmo – four (three at Euro 2020, one at the 2022 World Cup).
  • Luis de la Fuente will be the first Spain coach since Javier Clemente (at the 1998 World Cup) to take charge of La Roja at a major tournament (World Cup/Euros) having never been capped by the national team during their playing career.


  • England are taking part in their 11th UEFA European Championship – no team has played as many games in the tournament without ever winning it (38 matches).
  • Penalty shootouts excluded, England have lost only one of their last 18 games at the European Championship (W10 D7), against Iceland in the last 16 of the 2016 edition (1-2).
  • England topped their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group with 20 points, six ahead of Italy in second place, winning six and drawing two of their eight games. It is the eighth consecutive major qualifying group they’ve won since failing to qualify for Euro 2008 after coming third in that qualification campaign (behind Croatia and Russia).
  • England’s Harry Kane was involved in 10 goals during UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying (eight goals, two assists), scoring or assisting in all seven starts. Indeed, Kane has been directly involved in at least one goal in his last 16 starts in Euro qualifiers (20 goals, eight assists).
  • No European player has scored more goals than Kane across the last three major international tournaments, 12 in total (six at the 2018 World Cup, four at Euro 2020, two at 2022 World Cup). The only other player to match that tally is Mbappé.
  • Head coach Gareth Southgate will be leading England at a fourth major tournament after the 2018 World Cup (fourth place), Euro 2020 (runners-up) and the 2022 World Cup (quarter-finalists). At Euro 1996, he was one of only three England players to play all 510 minutes alongside David Seaman and Tony Adams – he missed a penalty in the semi-final shootout against Germany.


  • Hungary have qualified for their third consecutive European Championship tournament, having only appeared in two of the previous 14 editions (1964, 1972).
  • Hungary finished third in their first UEFA Euro appearance in 1964, their best performance in the tournament. Since then, they have won only one of their nine matches in the competition, a group stage victory against Austria in 2016 (D4 L4).
  • Hungary have only kept one clean sheet in their 11 matches at UEFA Euros, with that coming against Austria in 2016 (2-0).
  • Hungary didn’t lose a single game in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying, winning five and drawing three of their eight games. It was the first time they’d ever gone through an entire European Championship qualification campaign without losing, and first ahead of any major tournament since 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
  • Dominik Szoboszlai was involved in more goals than any other Hungary player in Euro 2024 qualifying (four goals, three assists). He also topped their charts for chances created (23), shots attempted (28), shots on target (13), successful passes in the opposition’s half (256), expected goals (3.1) and expected assists (2).
  • Head coach Marco Rossi is only the second person to lead Hungary at multiple major international tournaments after Lajos Baróti – the latter was head coach at four FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships from the 1950s to the 1970s, including their best performance at the Euros in 1964 (third place).


  • Türkiye are taking part in their sixth UEFA European Championship, but this is the first time they have qualified for three consecutive editions. Their best showing was a run to the semi-finals in 2008.
  • Türkiye have lost six of their last seven matches at the UEFA Euros (W1). They have also kept only one clean sheet in their last 12 matches at the tournament, in a 2-0 group stage win against Czechia at Euro 2016.
  • Eleven of Türkiye’s 14 goals at the Euros have come after half-time. Indeed, 10 of those have come in the second half of matches, with Semih Sentürk scoring their other such goal in the second half of extra-time against Croatia in 2008 – the latest goal ever scored at the Euros (121:01).
  • Hakan Çalhanoğlu was involved in the most open play shot-ending sequences of any Turkish player during Euro 2024 qualifying (47). The sequences he played a part in generated 5.43 expected goals, also the most of any teammate.
  • Vincenzo Montella will be first non-Turkish head coach to take charge of Türkiye at a major international tournament since his Italian compatriot Sandro Puppo at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.


  • Denmark are making their 10th appearance at the UEFA European Championship. They won the tournament in 1992, which they qualified for after Yugoslavia were disqualified as a result of war in the Balkans.
  • Since winning the Euros in 1992, Denmark have reached the knockout stages of the tournament on only two occasions: quarter-finals in 2004 and semi-finals at Euro 2020.
  • Denmark’s 33 matches at the UEFA Euros have produced on average 2.79 goals (42 for, 50 against), that’s the highest ratio among the 12 teams to have played more than 20 matches in the competition.
  • Denmark topped their qualifying group with 22 points, the first time they’ve won a Euros qualification section since Euro 2012. The Danes won all five home games but lost two of their five on the road (W2 D1).
  • Rasmus Højlund scored seven goals in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying for Denmark, more than any other player, also having the most shots (23), shots on target (13) and highest xG (5.2) of any Danish player. His hat-trick against Finland in March made him the youngest (20y 47d) hat-trick scorer for Denmark in a European Championship qualifier since a 19-year-old Michael Laudrup in 1983 against Luxembourg.
  • Kasper Hjulmand is the second Denmark head coach to lead the team in three consecutive major tournaments after Sepp Pointek (Euro 1984, 1986 World Cup, Euro 1988). Morten Olsen was in charge at four major tournaments, but never three in a row.


  • This is Albania’s second appearance at a major international tournament. They have never made it to a FIFA World Cup and their only previous Euros qualification came in 2016 when they were eliminated in the group stages, finishing third behind France and Switzerland.
  • Albania’s sole victory at the UEFA Euros came against Romania in the final group match of the 2016 edition (1-0, thanks to a goal from Armando Sadiku).
  • For the first time in their history, Albania finished top of their qualifying group for a major international tournament.
  • After losing their first UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier against Poland, Albania didn’t lose any of their next seven (W4 D3). This is their longest unbeaten run ever in European Championship qualifying history.
  • Jasir Asani was involved in more goals in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers than any other Albania player (three goals, two assists), scoring in three of their four home games from just four shots on target.
  • Sylvinho is the second head coach to lead Albania to a major international tournament after Gianni De Biasi took them to Euro 2016. He’ll be the first Brazilian head coach to lead a side at a UEFA Euros since Luiz Felipe Scolari with Portugal in 2008.


  • Romania are taking part in their sixth UEFA European Championship and their first since 2016, when they finished bottom of their group with just a single point.
  • Across their 16 games at the UEFA Euros, Romania have managed just one win (D5 L10), beating England 3-2 at Euro 2000 with Ioan Ganea scoring the winner in the 89th minute from the penalty spot.
  • Eight of Romania’s 10 European Championship tournament defeats have come via a one-goal margin, while the other two were 2-0 defeats to Italy (2000) and the Netherlands (2008). They have never conceded more than two goals in a game but have only managed to score more than once in a match on one occasion, their 3-2 win over England in 2000.
  • Fifty percent of Romania’s goals at UEFA Euros have come via set-pieces (5/10 – one corner, one free-kick and three penalties). They haven’t scored a goal in open play in any of their last seven games at the tournament, with their two goals at Euro 2016 coming via Bogdan Stancu penalties.
  • Romania’s win ratio of 6% in the European Championship (one win in 16 games) is the lowest of any side to have competed in more than one tournament. They also have the lowest goals-per-game ratio of any nation to have played more than 10 games (10 goals in 16 games, 0.63 per game).
  • Edward Iordănescu will be leading Romania in a major tournament for a first time. He is the first manager to take charge of Romania at a major tournament since his father, Anghel Iordănescu, did so at Euro 2016. Indeed, his father has managed more games (15) and won more games (five) at major international tournaments than any other Romania manager.


  • Austria are making their fourth appearance at the UEFA European Championship, with this their third in a row. Their only previous appearance prior to that was in 2008, when they automatically qualified as co-hosts.
  • Austria were knocked out by eventual champions Italy in the round of 16 of Euro 2020 (2-1 AET), their best finish at the tournament.
  • Austria’s two victories across previous Euros tournaments (in 10 matches) came against North Macedonia and Ukraine in the 2020 edition. They have also scored more than one goal on only one occasion in these 10 matches, against North Macedonia (3-1).
  • Austria won six of their eight games in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying – they won home and away against Azerbaijan, Estonia and Sweden but didn’t win either game against Belgium (D1 L1).
  • Marcel Sabitzer was involved in six goals in seven appearances during qualifying (four goals, two assists), the most of any Austrian player. Sabitzer also created the most big chances (four) and had the highest expected assists total (1.6) of any Austrian.
  • Ralf Rangnick is making his first appearance as head coach at a major international tournament. The veteran German will be just the third non-Austrian to take charge of them at a major tournament, along with Switzerland’s Marcel Koller (Euro 2016) and fellow German Franco Foda (Euro 2020).


  • The Netherlands are taking part in their 11th UEFA European Championship. They won the tournament when it was last held exclusively in Germany, beating the USSR in the 1988 final (2-0).
  • Only Germany (six) have reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Euros more often than the Netherlands (four) since 1988. However, the Netherlands haven’t got that far since 2004.
  • The Netherlands have scored on average 1.67 goals per game at the European Championship (65 goals in 39 games), the highest ratio of any team at the tournament.
  • None of the Netherlands’ last 12 matches at the Euros have ended in a draw (W6 L6). The last time they drew a match at the tournament was in the quarter-finals in 2004, when they knocked out Sweden on penalties (0-0 AET, 5-4 on penalties).
  • The Netherlands won six of their eight UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches, losing the other two against France (0-4 away, 1-2 at home). Indeed, 86% of the goals they conceded in qualifying (6/7) were against Les Bleus – the only other side to score against them were the Republic of Ireland.
  • Only Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes (seven) assisted more goals in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying than the Netherlands’ Denzel Dumfries (five), with the Dutchman averaging an assist every 101 minutes.
  • This will be Ronald Koeman’s first major international tournament as head coach. He previously guided the Netherlands during qualification for Euro 2020 but was not at the helm by the time the finals were played.


  • Scotland are making their fourth appearance at the UEFA European Championship after 1992, 1996 and 2020. They have never reached the knockout stages of the tournament.
  • Scotland’s two wins (out of nine matches) at the UEFA Euros came against the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 1992 and Switzerland four years later. They have failed to score in six of their nine matches.
  • Scotland won their first five UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers but then failed to win any of their final three (D2 L1), conceding seven goals in those games after only shipping one in their first five outings.
  • Scotland registered five wins in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying, their most victories in an eight-game qualifying group for a major tournament.
  • Scott McTominay scored seven times for Scotland in qualifying, the joint-most by a Scottish player in a European Championship/World Cup qualifying campaign along with Steven Fletcher (Euro 2016) and John McGinn (Euro 2020).
  • This is Steve Clarke’s second major international tournament as head coach, after Euro 2020. He’s the first Scotland boss to lead the team into two consecutive European Championship tournaments.


  • Croatia are taking part in their seventh UEFA European Championship and sixth in a row. Since their first participation in 1996, they have reached the knockout phase four out of six times but have never progressed beyond the quarter-finals.
  • Croatia have reached the semi-finals in 50% of their FIFA World Cup appearances (three out of six) but are yet to reach the final four at the Euros (no semi-finals in six appearances).
  • Croatia have lost against the eventual winner in four of their last six major tournaments: Spain at Euro 2012 (group stages), Portugal at Euro 2016 (round of 16), France at the 2018 World Cup (final) and Argentina at the 2022 World Cup (semi-finals).
  • Luka Modrić was involved in the fourth-most open-play shot-ending sequences of any player during Euro 2024 qualifying (66), behind Fernandes (81), Mbappé (75) and Granit Xhaka (74).
  • Ivan Perišić has been directly involved in 18 goals at major international tournaments with Croatia since his debut at Euro 2012 (10 goals, eight assists). Over that time, the only European player to have been involved in more goals at the World Cup and Euros combined is Ronaldo (21 – 17 goals and four assists).
  • Zlatko Dalić – in charge since October 2017 – is the first head coach to lead Croatia at four consecutive major tournaments. Under his leadership, Croatia have reached the final four at the World Cup twice (runners-up in 2018, third place in 2022) and the round of 16 at Euro 2020.


  • Slovenia will be making their second appearance at the Euros, their first participation dating back to 2000. Twenty-four years equals the second-longest gap between two appearances at the tournament after Hungary (44 years).
  • In 2000, Slovenia failed to win a single game (D2 L1) while Zlatko Zahovič scored three of their four goals. It included drawing the opening match 3-3 against FR Yugoslavia after being 3-0 up. It’s the only time a team has failed to win a European Championship match after leading by at least three goals.
  • Slovenia enjoyed seven wins and won 22 points in qualifying, both of which are records for them in a major tournament qualification campaign (World Cup and Euros).
  • Benjamin Šeško scored five goals and assisted two more in nine UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying appearances, the most goal involvements of any Slovenian player. All seven came in his five home games, failing to score or assist in any of his four away matches.
  • Matjaž Kek will be experiencing his second major international tournament as Slovenia head coach after the 2010 World Cup when they were eliminated in the group stage. Appointed in November 2018, this is his second stint in charge of the national team after 2007-2011.


  • Slovakia will be making their fourth appearance at a major tournament as an independent nation after the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2016 and Euro 2020. They have never progressed beyond the round of 16.
  • Slovakia have won only two of their seven matches at the Euros since becoming an autonomous country (D1 L4), coming against Russia at Euro 2016 and Poland at Euro 2020 (2-1). They have also failed to score in four of their last five matches.
  • No team has conceded more set-piece goals than Slovakia over the last two European Championship tournaments (seven out of a total of 13 goals conceded).
  • Slovakia won seven games in Euro 2024 qualifying, their joint-most in a qualification campaign for a major tournament as an independent nation (also ahead of the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2016). Their two defeats were both against table-topping Portugal.
  • Dávid Hancko was involved in more goals for Slovakia during qualifying than any other player (two goals, three assists), with the Feyenoord defender also creating the most chances of any Slovakia player (17).
  • Slovakia head coach Francesco Calzona is only the second non-Slovak to take charge of the national team after Pavel Hapal, who is Czech. This will be the Italian’s first experience as head coach in a major international tournament.


  • Czechia are taking part in their 11th UEFA European Championship (Czechoslovakia included), including their eighth in a row since 1996; only Germany (14) and France (nine) are currently on longer runs.
  • Czechoslovakia lifted the trophy in 1976, one of only two occasions that a European Championship final has been decided on penalties (2-2 AET vs West Germany, winning 5-3 on penalties). As Czechia, they were also involved in the first Euros final to be decided by a golden goal (losing 2-1 vs Germany at Euro 1996).
  • Since their first participation as Czechia in 1996, they have alternated between reaching the knockout phase and elimination in the group stages of the Euros (final in 1996, group stage in 2000, semi-finals in 2004, group stage in 2008, quarter-finals in 2012, group stage in 2016, quarter-finals in 2020).
  • Only two of Czechia’s last 24 matches at the Euros have ended in a draw (W10 L12), both of these coming against Croatia (2-2 in the 2016 group stage, 1-1 in the 2020 group stage).
  • Czechia have qualified for their eighth consecutive UEFA European Championship, last failing to do so in 1992 when competing as Czechoslovakia. They only conceded six goals in eight games in their Euro 2024 qualifying group, with four of those coming against table-topping Albania.
  • Patrik Schick scored five of Czechia’s six goals at Euro 2020. He was only the second Czech player to be sole or joint-top scorer at a UEFA Euros tournament after Milan Baroš in 2004 (five goals).


  • This is Italy’s 11th appearance in the UEFA European Championship – only Germany and Spain have won the tournament on more occasions than the Azzurri (twice, in 1968 and 2020).
  • Italy will attempt to become the second team to win back-to-back UEFA European Championship tournaments after Spain (2008 and 2012).
  • Italy haven’t conceded more than one goal in a game across their last two UEFA Euros participations in 2016 and 2020: that’s a total of six goals conceded across their last 12 matches.
  • Italy’s 45 matches at the UEFA Euros have produced 1.84 goals on average (52 for, 31 against), the lowest ratio among any of the 25 teams to have taken part in 10+ games in the competition.
  • Italy have made it through each of their last eight UEFA European Championship qualification groups, although this is the first time they’ve done so in second place since Euro 1996. They also suffered two defeats in their eight games in Euro 2024 qualifying (W4 D2), making this the first time they’ve qualified for a major tournament when losing two or more games.
  • Nicolò Barella registered more assists than any other Italy player during UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying (three) and created seven more chances than any of his teammates (15). Barella also assisted two goals during Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 tournament.
  • This will be Luciano Spalletti’s first major international tournament as head coach. He follows in the footsteps of 10 other Italian coaches who have taken charge of the Azzurri at the European Championship, with no foreign manager ever doing so.


  • As an independent nation, Serbia have qualified for the European Championship for the first time. They competed as Yugoslavia in five editions previously, finishing as runners-up in 1960 and 1968.
  • Serbia’s most recent Euros appearance was in 2000 as FR Yugoslavia, reaching the quarter-finals before losing 6-1 to the Netherlands. It remains the only time a nation has conceded six goals in a Euros match.
  • At Euro 2000 with FR Yugoslavia, Savo Milošević scored five goals, the joint-most of any player at the tournament along with Patrick Kluivert. It is a total that has been bettered just twice in a single edition, by France’s Platini in 1984 (nine goals) and Griezmann in 2016 (six goals).
  • Serbia were the only nation in Group G of Euro 2024 qualifying to find the net in all eight games (15 goals in total). Indeed, across qualifying for both the World Cup and Euros, Serbia have scored in their last 22 matches (excluding play-offs) since losing 5-0 to Ukraine in June 2019.
  • Current manager Dragan Stojković has made the most appearances of any Serbian player at the European Championship, playing seven times across the 1984 and 2000 tournaments for Yugoslavia, scoring once. He is both the youngest (19y 102d) and oldest (35y 114d) to have appeared at the Euros for Serbia (as Yugoslavia/FRY) and the fourth-youngest player to score in the competition among all sides (19y 108d) behind Johan Vonlanthen (18y 141d), Wayne Rooney (18y 237d) and Renato Sanches (18y 317d).


  • Switzerland are taking part in their sixth UEFA European Championship and third in a row. It’s also the first time Switzerland have qualified for six consecutive major international tournaments (World Cup and Euros) – in fact, over the last 20 years, they have failed to qualify for a major tournament on only one occasion: Euro 2012.
  • Switzerland and France are the only European teams to have reached the knockout stages across each of the last five major international tournaments (World Cup and Euros).
  • Switzerland were eliminated in the group phase in their first three UEFA European Championship participations (1996, 2004, 2008). They have since reached the knockout stages in each of their last two appearances: round of 16 in 2016 and quarter-finals in 2020.
  • Penalty shootouts excluded, Switzerland have won only three of their 18 matches at the Euros. Meanwhile, six of their last eight matches have ended in a draw (W1 L1).
  • Switzerland qualified for Euro 2024 with 17 points (W4 D5 L1), with over 50% of those points coming in their first three games (nine), winning just eight in their next seven (W1 D5 L1). They scored 22 goals, only netting more in one European Championship qualifying campaign (24 ahead of EURO 2016).
  • Xherdan Shaqiri has scored or assisted 46% of Switzerland’s goals at major tournaments over the last 10 years (since the 2014 World Cup) – they’ve scored 28 over that period; he’s found the net nine times and registered four assists.
  • Head coach Murat Yakin is leading Switzerland at a second consecutive major tournament after guiding the team to the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup. As a player, he featured at Euro 2004, playing the full 90 minutes in all three of Switzerland’s matches.

Euro 2024 Qualification Play-Offs

With 21 nations already in the hat for the Euro 2024 draw, there are still three spots up for grabs via the play-offs. There are three different play-off paths to the finals, which are based on the final rankings the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League group stage in League A, B and C.

None of these teams automatically qualified for Euro 2024 via the group stage qualification process but are the best-ranked nations in Europe across the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League that failed to do so. Those nations are Poland, Wales, Estonia, Finland (all path A), Iceland, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel (all path B), Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece and Kazakhstan (all path C).

The play-off format will see one-legged ties (both semi-finals and a final) in each path, played across 21-26 March 2024.

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