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Everything You Need to Know About Euro 2024

The European Championship is one of the biggest tournaments in soccer and the latest edition of the competition takes place this summer in Germany. 24 teams from Europe will be competing for the trophy and the chance to add their name to the history books in the event. Here is a look at everything you need to know about Euro 2024, from the leading contenders to where the games will be taking place. Leading Contenders for The Trophy

England go into the latest European Championship as the +300 favorites for those looking to place a bet on Euro 2024. They were runners-up at Euro 2020, losing on penalties to Italy in the final at Wembley. Many pundits believe the Three Lions can go one place better this time, as they have a strong squad full of depth. France is also prominent at the top end of the Euro 2024 winner odds at +375. Didier Deschamps’ side has consistently been one of the leading teams in international soccer over the last decade. The 2018 World Cup winners were beaten in the final of the World Cup in 2022 by Argentina in their last appearance at a major tournament. Recent Nations League winners, Spain, is another leading contender for the trophy this year. Many of their squad play for Real Madrid in La Liga, and they will be buoyed by their league championship success this season. Defending champions Italy will be looking to become only the second country in history to defend the trophy after Spain who managed that feat in 2012. Italy have reached two of the last three finals of the competition, so they have been the most consistent team in the event’s recent history. Format 24 teams begin Euro 2024 at the group stage. They are divided into six groups of four. The top two teams from these groups automatically qualify for the last 16, while the four third-place teams with the highest number of points also reach the knockout stage. Once the last 16 begins, matches will feature extra time and penalties should they be needed to find a winner. There is a total of 51 matches at the tournament, with no third-place play-off, as this was scrapped in this competition in 1986. Georgia, Poland, and Ukraine were the final three teams to book their spot at the finals of Euro 2024. They had to come through a playoff path to earn their place alongside the other 21 teams. Hosts and Stadiums

Germany won the right to host Euro 2024. It will be the first time they have hosted a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup. A total of 10 stadiums will be used for the competition, with the final taking place at the Olympiastadion Berlin. The opening game of the tournament will see the hosts take on Scotland in Munich. There will also be an opening ceremony at the Allianz Arena — the home of Bayern Munich.  Euro 2024 takes place between June 14 and July 14. It will be the 17th edition of the tournament and the winner will qualify for the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions to face the Copa América winner.