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Euro 2024 playoffs: Fixtures, schedule, results and how qualification works to reach finals in Germany

We are now just months away from the 2024 European Championships in Germany.

While we primarily know which teams will be competing in June and July, three slots remain to qualify.

There are 12 teams still in the mix that hope to secure a position, joining the 21 nations already placed into groups for the upcoming tournament.

This year, the participants for these playoffs were determined by the outcomes of the 2022/23 Nations League. To help straighten the process, 12 teams have been divided into three distinct paths, each offering a single spot to the triumphant team.

The Sporting News provides more on which teams are in the playoffs and when the games take place. 

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Which teams are in the Euro 2024 playoffs?

The confirmed contenders were split into the following paths and seedings, based on their overall Nations League rankings:

Team Path Seed
Poland A 1
Wales A 2
Finland A 3
Estonia A 4
Israel B 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina B 2
Ukraine B 3
Iceland B 4
Georgia C 1
Greece C 2
Kazakhstan C 3
Luxembourg C 4

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The draw for the playoffs took place on November 23 with each team now knowing the path they need to take to qualify for the tournament.

Euro 2024 playoff games, schedule and scores

There will be six semifinals played March 21, before the finals take place March 26.

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

The teams that win their semifinal clash will then face the other victorious team in their respective path for a place at the Euros in Germany.

Games Score
Final A: Poland/Estonia vs Wales/Finland
Final B: Israel/Iceland vs Bosnia & Herzegovina/Ukraine
Final C: Georgia/Luxembourg vs Greece/Kazakhstan

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Euro 2024 venues, cities

Ten German venues will host Euro 2024 matches as the tournament is spread across the nation.

The largest stadium, the Olympiastadion in Berlin, will host the final in mid-July. The semifinals will take place in Munich and Dortmund at the home venues of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Germany is hosting the Euros for the first time since 1988, when the tournament was contested in West Germany. The Netherlands won the final that year, beating the Soviet Union.

Venue City Capacity Stages
Olympiastadion Berlin 74,461 Group Stage, Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Final
Allianz Arena Munich 70,076 Group Stage, Round of 16, Semifinals
Signal Iguna Park Dortmund 65,849 Group Stage, Round of 16, Semifinals
Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart 54,906 Group Stage, Quarterfinals
Arena AufSchalke Gelsenkirchen 54,740 Group Stage, Round of 16
Waldstadion Frankfurt 54,697 Group Stage, Round of 16
Volksparkstadion Hamburg 52,245 Group Stage, Quarterfinals
Merkur Spiel-Arena Dusseldorf 51,031 Group Stage, Round of 16, Quarterfinals
RheinEnergieStadion Cologne 49,827 Group Stage, Round of 16
Red Bull Arena Leipzig 42,959 Group Stage, Round of 16

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