Euro 2024 Lineup in Full: All 24 Nations That Will Be Taking Part This Summer

We have reached the end of the beginning, the first leg of the long and winding road to Germany and Euro 2024. Or, to put things rather more simply, we now know which 24 teams will be competing at this summer’s major tournament. As hosts, Germany have known they would be taking part since they were confirmed in their role all the way back on the 27th of September, 2018 – five and a half years ago.

Since then we have seen most of the major European heavyweights book their spot at what will be the 17th edition of the tournament. Belgium, France and Portugal, all live contenders for glory on German soil, were the first three sides, after the hosts, to confirm their place at the European Championship, doing so on the 13th of October 2023, by amassing enough points to guarantee finishing inside the top two of their respective qualifying groups. But who else will be joining the four aforementioned nations?

Qualified as Group Winners

The qualification saw 10 groups, A to J, with the top two from each qualifying automatically. The 10 group winners were as follows.

Group A, Spain

SpainSpain performed well after a shaky start which saw them lose their second game away to Scotland. They won their other seven games in the group though to top the pile with room to spare and a goal difference of +21.

Group B, France

FranceWorld Cup holders France booked their spot at the Euros without losing a single game, winning seven and drawing one. That draw came when top spot was already assured, in their final game, away in Greece. Largely thanks to a 14-0 battering of minnows Gibraltar, Kylian Mbappe and co scored 29 goals in total, and conceded just three, to really underline their credentials as one of the favourites for glory.

Group C, England

EnglandThe Three Lions made what could have been a tough group look easy and were unbeaten, despite having to face Italy, Ukraine and North Macedonia (who beat Germany in World Cup qualifying not so long ago). England won six and drew two, conceding just two goals despite the fact many would claim they have a terrible goalkeeper and no defenders!

Group D, Turkey

TurkeyPerhaps surprisingly Turkey won Group D and did so despite boasting a goal difference of just +7. There were no really poor teams among the quintet as the Turks managed five wins, two draws and lost just once to top the pile by just a single point.

Group E, Albania

AlbaniaMany of the Balkan nations are improving at great speed and Albania topped what was one of the easier groups. They finished with an identical record as Czechia (won four, drew three, lost one, scored 12) but edged out the Czechs on the head-to-head record between the sides.

Group F, Belgium

BelgiumBelgium were unbeaten to win Group F by just a point but things were far from easy for them. They drew two of their eight games but ultimately will consider it a job well done.

Group G, Hungary

HungaryHungary are another team on the up, having finished above Germany and England, the latter of which they hammered 4-0, in the 2022/23 Nations League. They won Group G and were unbeaten to boot!

Group H, Denmark

DenmarkGroup H featured six teams and the Danes booked their spot at Euro 2024 with 22 points, seeing off Slovenia on head-to-head points. They lost twice but seven wins and a draw were enough.

Group I, Romania

RomaniaRomania won Group I in good style, by five points, and conceded just five goals in their 10 matches. Four draws could have cost them but they went through the campaign unbeaten, an outstanding effort for them.

Group J, Portugal


Last but certainly not least are Portugal, the only team to boast a 100% record in qualification, winning all 10 matches in their six-team group. Cristiano Ronaldo had plenty of opportunities to boost his goals tally and Portugal filled their boots, scoring 36 times and conceding just twice, albeit against weak opposition.

10 Group Runners Up Also Qualify

Along with the 10 nations above, 10 second-placed teams also joined Germany in the main draw. They were as follows:

Group Team Qualifying Games Won Drawn Lost
A Scotland 5 2 1
B Netherlands 6 0 2
C Italy 4 2 2
D Croatia 5 1 2
E Czech Republic 4 3 1
F Austria 6 1 1
G Serbia 4 2 2
H Slovenia 7 1 2
I Switzerland 4 5 1
J Slovakia 7 1 2

Final Three Places at Euro 2024 Decided by Play-Offs

Twelve teams who did not qualify via the group system had a second bite of the cherry via the Play-Offs. These teams were accorded another chance at making it to Germany based on the strength of their performances in the last Nations League, as opposed to them being the third-placed (and best fourth-placed) sides from the group phase, as has often been the format in the past.

So, for example, Bosnia, who finished fifth in Group J, behind minnows and usual-whipping boys Luxembourg, and also Iceland, made it to the play-offs along with those two other teams. In contrast, Montenegro, third in Group G, were eliminated. Equally, in Group F, Estonia finished bottom of the pile but made the play-offs based on their Nations League results, whilst Azerbaijan and Sweden, who both finished above the winless Baltic nation, did not.

The 12 teams that, in UEFA’s wisdom, made the play-offs, were split into three paths of four teams, those four playing one-legged semis, then a final, to yield one nation from each of the paths a berth at the Euros. A summary of the play-offs can be seen below, along with the three nations who complete our lineup at Euro 2024.

Path Teams Final Qualifier
A Poland, Wales, Finland, Estonia Wales v Poland Poland
B Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Iceland Bosnia and Herzegovina v Ukraine Ukraine
C Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg Georgia v Greece Georgia

Draw for Finals

The 24 qualified teams were drawn into six groups of four and these are as follows:

Group A

  • Germany
  • Scotland
  • Hungary
  • Switzerland

Group B

  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Albania

Group C

  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Serbia
  • England

Group D

  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • France

Group E

  • Belgium
  • Slovakia
  • Romania
  • Ukraine

Group F

  • Turkey
  • Georgia
  • Portugal
  • Czech Republic

All that awaits now is the big kick-off, with hosts Germany playing Scotland in the opener on the 14th of June. Bring it on!