The group stage of UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying will see 20 teams to the finals automatically after a set of fixtures ending in November this year.
Several teams have joined hosts Germany at the tournament, with games to spare, but others have work to do in the November window.
Some know that they’ll be guaranteed a qualifying playoff place in March 2024 even if they do not finish in the required top two places of their group.
The Sporting News explains who has qualified for Euro 2024, who needs what to qualify next, and who’s in peril of missing out entirely.
How Euro 2024 qualification works
Of the 53 teams vying for qualification, 23 will get to play in the finals, alongside hosts Germany.
Those teams attempting to qualify are split across 10 groups: seven containing five teams, and three comprising six.
The top two from each group will qualify, making up 20 places. The three remaining spots will go to the winners of playoff games, which will take place between teams who have performed best in the 2022/23 Nations League.
The group winners of Leagues A, B and C in the Nations League will be awarded those playoff spots, if they have not already qualified for Euro 2024. If they have, the next best-ranked team in their Nations League group will reach the playoffs. If those teams have also already qualified, places will filter down to the next league, finishing with League D.
Who has qualified for Euro 2024?
This list will be updated as teams qualify.
|Belgium||Group F (pos TBD)|
|France||Group B — 1st place|
|Portugal||Group J — 1st place|
|Scotland||Group A (pos TBD)|
|Spain||Group A (pos TBD)|
|Turkiye||Group D (pos TBD)|
|Austria||Group F (pos TBD)|
|England||Group C — 1st place|
|Hungary||Group G (pos TBD)|
|Slovakia||Group J — 2nd place|
|Albania||Group E (pos TBD)|
|Denmark||Group H — 1st place|
Euro 2024 qualifying permutations: Who can qualify next?
The penultimate fixture window, in October 2023, confirmed England’s place at Euro 2024, but the remaining automatic spots remain undecided.
The following teams have been confirmed for the playoffs because of their Nations League ranking:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
The following teams are guaranteed a playoff place if they do not finish in the top two of their group because of their Nations League ranking:
The following teams may potentially advance to the playoff round if they do not directly qualify, and enough higher-ranked teams above them qualify directly:
The next round of qualifying matches takes place next month. Matchdays 9 and 10 span across Wednesday, November 15 to Tuesday, November 21.
Euro 2024 qualifying permutations: Who needs what to qualify?
Here are the group standings. These tables will be updated as qualifying continues.
All tables and results are up to date as of matches on Friday, November 17, 2023.
Spain and Scotland qualified because La Roja won 1-0 in Norway on October 15, ensuring the hosts could not catch the top two.
|1. Spain (Q)||18||7||6||1||0||+18|
|2. Scotland (Q)||16||7||5||1||1||+9|
- March 25: Scotland 3-0 Cyprus, Spain 3-0 Norway
- March 28: Georgia 1-1 Norway, Scotland 2-0 Spain
- June 17: Norway 1-2 Scotland, Cyprus 1-2 Georgia
- June 20: Norway 3-1 Cyprus, Scotland 2-0 Georgia
- September 8: Georgia 1-7 Spain, Cyprus 0-3 Scotland
- September 12: Norway 2-1 Georgia, Spain 6-0 Cyprus
- October 12: Cyprus 0-4 Norway, Spain 2-0 Scotland
- October 15: Georgia 4-0 Cyprus, Norway 0-1 Spain
- November 16: Georgia 2-2 Scotland, Cyprus 1-3 Spain
- November 19: Scotland vs Norway, Spain vs Georgia
Two-time champions and 2022 FIFA World Cup finalists France qualified from Group B on Matchday 7 by winning 2-1 in Amsterdam.
The Netherlands all but qualified by winning 1-0 in Athens on October 16 against Greece, able to mathematically confirm qualification against the Republic of Ireland on November 18. Greece can still be able to reach the finals via the playoff.
|1. France (Q)||18||6||6||0||0||+12|
|4. Rep. Ireland||6||7||2||5||0||0|
- March 24: France 4-0 Netherlands, Gibraltar 0-3 Greece
- March 27: Netherlands 3-0 Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland 0-1 France
- June 16: Gibraltar 0-3 France, Greece 2-1 Republic of Ireland
- June 19: France 1-0 Greece, Republic of Ireland 3-0 Gibraltar
- September 7: France 2-0 Republic of Ireland, Netherlands 3-0 Greece
- September 10: Greece 5-0 Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland 1-2 Netherlands
- October 13: Netherlands 1-2 France, Republic of Ireland 0-2 Greece
- October 16: Gibraltar 0-4 Republic of Ireland, Greece 0-1 Netherlands
- November 18: France vs Gibraltar, Netherlands vs Republic of Ireland
- November 21: Gibraltar vs Netherlands, Greece vs France
England qualified for Euro 2024 after securing a 3-1 win over rivals Italy at Wembley Stadium on October 17.
Ukraine and Italy will now contest the final automatic place in Group C. Ukraine host Italy on November 20 in the final match of group play, with the visitors holding the upper hand thanks to their superior goal differential.
|1. England (Q)||19||7||6||0||1||+18|
|4. North Macedonia||7||7||2||4||1||-10|
- March 23: Italy 1-2 England, North Macedonia 2-1 Malta
- March 26: England 2-0 Ukraine, Malta 0-2 Italy
- June 16: Malta 0-4 England, North Macedonia 2-3 Ukraine
- June 19: Ukraine 1-0 Malta, England 7-0 North Macedonia
- September 9: Ukraine 1-1 England, North Macedonia 1-1 Italy
- September 12: Italy 2-1 Ukraine, Malta 0-2 North Macedonia
- October 14: Ukraine 2-0 North Macedonia, Italy 4-0 Malta
- October 17: England 3-1 Italy, Malta 1-3 Ukraine
- November 17: England 2-0 Malta, Italy 5-2 North Macedonia
- November 20: North Macedonia vs England, Ukraine vs Italy
Turkiye were the first team to qualify from Group D. Wales will join them on Matchday 8 if they win in Armenia and Croatia lose in Latvia.
Croatia have a playoff spot if they do not finish in the top two.
|1. Turkiye (Q)||16||7||5||1||1||+7|
- March 25: Armenia 1-2 Turkiye, Croatia 1-1 Wales
- March 28: Turkiye 0-2 Croatia, Wales 1-0 Latvia
- June 16: Latvia 2-3 Turkiye, Wales 2-4 Armenia
- June 19: Armenia 2-1 Latvia, Turkiye 2-0 Wales
- September 8: Croatia 5-0 Latvia, Turkiye 1-1 Armenia
- September 11: Armenia 0-1 Croatia, Latvia 0-1 Wales
- October 12: Croatia 0-1 Turkiye, Latvia 2-0 Armenia
- October 15: Turkiye 4-0 Latvia, Wales 2-1 Croatia
- November 18: Armenia vs Wales, Latvia vs Croatia
- November 21: Croatia vs Armenia, Wales vs Turkiye
Albania qualified thanks to a 1-1 draw with Moldova on November 17, as they cannot finish outside the top two with one match to go. Poland needed to beat the Czechia on Matchday 9 to qualify, but failed to do so, meaning they can now only reach Euro 2024 via the playoff.
Czechia were unable to mathematically qualify on Matchday 9, but will now have a chance to do so as long as they avoid defeat to Moldova on Matchday 10, while their opponents must win to go through.
|1. Albania (Q)||14||7||4||1||2||+8|
|5. Faroe Islands||1||7||0||6||1||-11|
- March 24: Czechia 3-1 Poland, Moldova 1-1 Faroe Islands
- March 27: Moldova 0-0 Czechia, Poland 1-0 Albania
- June 17: Albania 2-0 Moldova, Faroe Islands 0-3 Czechia
- June 20: Faroe Islands 1-3 Albania, Moldova 3-2 Poland
- September 7: Czechia 1-1 Albania, Poland 2-0 Faroe Islands
- September 10: Faroe Islands 0-1 Moldova, Albania 2-0 Poland
- October 12: Albania 3-0 Czechia, Faroe Islands 0-2 Poland
- October 15: Czechia 1-0 Faroe Islands, Poland 1-1 Moldova
- November 17: Moldova 1-1 Albania, Poland 1-1 Czechia
- November 20: Albania vs Faroe Islands, Czechia vs Moldova
Belgium qualified by winning in Austria on Matchday 7, and their opponents followed suit on October 16 by defeating Azerbaijan.
|1. Austria (Q)||19||8||6||1||1||+10|
|2. Belgium (Q)||17||7||6||0||1||+13|
- March 24: Austria 4-1 Azerbaijan, Sweden 0-3 Belgium
- March 27: Austria 2-1 Estonia, Sweden 5-0 Azerbaijan
- June 17: Azerbaijan 1-1 Estonia, Belgium 1-1 Austria
- June 20: Austria 2-0 Sweden, Estonia 0-3 Belgium
- September 9: Azerbaijan 0-1 Belgium, Estonia 0-5 Sweden
- September 12: Belgium 5-0 Estonia, Sweden 1-3 Austria
- October 13: Austria 2-3 Belgium, Estonia 0-2 Azerbaijan
- October 16: Azerbaijan 0-1 Austria, Belgium 1-1 Sweden*
- November 16: Azerbaijan 3-0 Sweden, Estonia 0-2 Austria
- November 19: Belgium vs Azerbaijan, Sweden vs Estonia
* Match abandoned at half-time, scoreline confirmed as final result.
Hungary qualified on November 16 with a draw in Bulgaria, as they cannot drop out of the top two on the final matchday.
Serbia will reach the finals with either a win or draw against Bulgaria on Matchday 10, or if Montenegro don’t win in Hungary.
|1. Hungary (Q)||15||7||4||0||3||+7|
- March 24: Bulgaria 0-1 Montenegro, Serbia 2-0 Lithuania
- March 27: Hungary 3-0 Bulgaria, Montenegro 0-2 Serbia
- June 17: Lithuania 1-1 Bulgaria, Montenegro 0-0 Hungary
- June 20: Bulgaria 1-1 Serbia, Hungary 2-0 Lithuania
- September 7: Lithuania 2-2 Montenegro, Serbia 1-2 Hungary
- September 10: Montenegro 2-1 Bulgaria, Lithuania 1-3 Serbia
- October 14: Bulgaria 0-2 Lithuania, Hungary 2-1 Serbia
- October 17: Lithuania 2-2 Hungary, Serbia 3-1 Montenegro
- November 16: Bulgaria 2-2 Hungary, Montenegro 2-0 Lithuania
- November 19: Hungary vs Montenegro, Serbia vs Bulgaria
A tight Group H has gone down to the wire. Denmark secured qualification with a November 17 win over Slovenia, who still can reach the final on Matchday 10 despite the defeat.
Slovenia qualify with a win or draw at home against Kazakhstan, while the visitors must emerge victorious to go through directly, although they can also lean on the playoff should they falter.
|1. Denmark (Q)||22||9||7||1||1||+11|
|5. Northern Ireland||6||9||2||7||0||-6|
|6. San Marino||0||9||0||9||0||-27|
- March 23: Kazakhstan 1-2 Slovenia, Denmark 3-1 Finland, San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland
- March 26: Kazakhstan 3-2 Denmark, Slovenia 2-0 San Marino, Northern Ireland 0-1 Finland
- June 16: Denmark 1-0 Northern Ireland, Finland 2-0 Slovenia, San Marino 0-3 Kazakhstan
- June 19: Finland 6-0 San Marino, Northern Ireland 0-1 Kazakhstan, Slovenia 1-1 Denmark
- September 7: Kazakhstan 0-1 Finland, Denmark 4-0 San Marino, Slovenia 4-2 Northern Ireland
- September 10: Kazakhstan 1-0 Northern Ireland, Finland 0-1 Denmark, San Marino 0-4 Slovenia
- October 14: Northern Ireland 3-0 San Marino, Slovenia 3-0 Finland, Denmark 3-1 Kazakhstan
- October 17: Finland 1-2 Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland 0-1 Slovenia, San Marino 1-2 Denmark
- November 17: Kazakhstan 3-1 San Marino, Finland 4-0 Northern Ireland, Denmark 2-1 Slovenia
- November 20: Northern Ireland vs Denmark, San Marino vs Finland, Slovenia vs Kazakhstan
Speaking of down to the wire, Group I is still very much in flux. Switzerland and Romania are leading the charge, and they can confirm qualification with Matchday 10 victories against Kosovo and Israel respectively.
Israel, whose schedule has been thrown into chaos thanks to the nation’s recent hostilities, can still qualify if they beat Romania and then collect the necessary points against both Andorra and Kosovo to make up ground. Kosovo aren’t yet eliminated from contention either, but their prospects seem dire, needing victories against at least two of Switzerland, Belarus, and Israel to have a chance.
- March 25: Belarus 0-5 Switzerland, Andorra 0-2 Romania, Israel 1-1 Kosovo
- March 28: Kosovo 1-1 Andorra, Romania 2-1 Belarus, Switzerland 3-0 Israel
- June 16: Andorra 1-2 Switzerland, Belarus 1-2 Israel, Kosovo 0-0 Romania
- June 19: Belarus 2-1 Kosovo, Israel 2-1 Andorra, Switzerland 2-2 Romania
- September 9: Andorra 0-0 Belarus, Kosovo 2-2 Switzerland, Romania 1-1 Israel
- September 12: Israel 1-0 Belarus, Romania 2-0 Kosovo, Switzerland 3-0 Andorra
- October 12: Andorra 0-3 Kosovo, Belarus 0-0 Romania,
Israel vs Switzerland
- October 15: Switzerland 3-3 Belarus,
Kosovo vs Israel, Romania 4-0 Andorra
- November 15: Israel 1-1 Switzerland
- November 18: Belarus vs Andorra, Israel vs Romania, Switzerland vs Kosovo
- November 21: Andorra vs Israel, Kosovo vs Belarus, Romania vs Switzerland
- TBA: Kosovo vs Israel
Led by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2016 champions Portugal qualified by beating Slovakia at home on October 13 with the help of two goals from their captain, who leads the qualifying competition in scoring.
Slovakia joined them with their victory over Iceland on November 16, with Luxembourg and Bosnia & Herzegovina both advancing to the playoff round.
|1. Portugal (Q)||27||9||9||0||0||+32|
|2. Slovakia (Q)||19||9||6||2||1||+8|
|5. Bosnia & Herzegovina||9||9||3||6||0||-10|
- March 23: Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Iceland, Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein, Slovakia 0-0 Luxembourg
- March 26: Liechtenstein 0-7 Iceland, Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal, Slovakia 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
- June 17: Luxembourg 2-0 Liechtenstein, Iceland 1-2 Slovakia, Portugal 3-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
- June 20: Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 Luxembourg, Iceland 0-1 Portugal, Liechtenstein 0-1 Slovakia
- September 8: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 Liechtenstein, Luxembourg 3-1 Iceland, Slovakia 0-1 Portugal
- September 11: Iceland 1-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal 9-0 Luxembourg, Slovakia 3-0 Liechtenstein
- October 13: Iceland 1-1 Luxembourg, Liechtenstein 0-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal 3-2 Slovakia
- October 16: Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-5 Portugal, Iceland 4-0 Liechtenstein, Luxembourg 0-1 Slovakia
- November 16: Liechtenstein 0-2 Portugal, Luxembourg 4-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia 4-2 Iceland
- November 29: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Slovakia, Liechtenstein vs Luxembourg, Portugal vs Iceland
When is Euro 2024?
The finals of Euro 2024 will run from June 14 – July 14, 2024.
The qualifying playoff semifinals will be held on March 21, 2024, with the finals of those scheduled for five days later.
Where is Euro 2024?
This will be the first time Germany has staged the tournament since the reunification of the country. West Germany hosted the 1988 finals, while Germany were 2006 World Cup hosts.
Here are the 10 stadiums where matches will take place.
|Signal Iduna Park||Dortmund||66,000|
|Red Bull Arena||Leipzig||42,000|