Who’s playing at Euro 2024? A complete guide

Let’s look at the six groups, the 24 teams, and the 600-plus players competing at Euro 2024 in Germany.

Akhil Arora, an avid football viewer who has been writing about the UEFA European Championship since 2012. He has reported live from Wembley and Wimbledon.

Ronaldo, Kroos, Hojlund, Mainoo, Giroud, Lewandowski, van Dijk, De Bruyne, Walker with Euro 2024 trophy and mascot
(centre) Cristiano Ronaldo
(top row) Toni Kroos, Rasmus Højlund, Kobbie Mainoo, and Olivier Giroud
(bottom row) Euro 2024 mascot Albärt, Robert Lewandowski, Virgil van Dijk, Coupe Henri Delaunay, Kevin De Bruyne, and Kyle Walker
Photos: UEFA. Arrangement: Akhil Arora

Three years after the experimental COVID-delayed Euro 2020 that crisscrossed half of Europe, Euro 2024 takes the championship back to a single country: Germany. Running from June 14 to July 14, it’s set to be the first Euros hosted by a unified Germany and the second major footballing tournament following the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Interestingly, the defending European champions are Italy, who won that World Cup in Germany. Will they be able to reconjure that magic and hold onto the trophy? Only one team—Spain—has ever won back-to-back European Championships. If Italy do manage it, they will be tied with Spain and Germany, both of whom have three European trophies to their name.

With the tournament kicking off in a week, the teams have announced their final squads. From France’s Kylian Mbappé to Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, all the big players are going to show up at Euro 2024. But who are they facing? Who else is playing? And what’s the schedule like?

Euro 2024 groups and teams

The 24 teams at Euro 2024 have been divided into six groups as follows.

Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland

Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania

Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England

Group D: Netherlands, France, Poland, Austria

Group E: Ukraine, Slovakia, Belgium, Romania

Group F: Portugal, Czechia, Georgia, Turkey

Georgia make their European Championship debut at Euro 2024, having beaten Greece in the play-off to book their spot. They find themselves in the same group as Portugal, who won all 10 of their qualifying matches and finished with a +34 goal difference.

Cristiano Ronaldo Euro 2024 friendlies
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 10 goals for Portugal during Euro 2024 qualification // Photo: UEFA

Meanwhile, Serbia and Slovenia are returning to the competition for the first time in 24 years. They are in the same group—alongside Denmark and England, who met in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

Group B is being seen as the group of death, with defending champions Italy, 2022 FIFA World Cup bronze medal winners Croatia, and reformed heavyweights Spain in the mix. Poor Albania, for whom this is just the second major tournament.

Euro 2024 dates, schedule, and fixtures

Host nation Germany kick off the Euro 2024 group stage on June 14 in Munich. Each team will play a total of three group-stage fixtures. With six matches in every group—and 36 overall, given the six groups—the group stage will run from June 14 to June 26. Matches will be held at 3 pm, 6 pm, or 9 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).

The top two teams in each group will directly qualify for the Euro 2024 knockouts. They will be joined by the best four third-placed teams (of the six in total). These 16 teams will naturally contest the Round of 16 which runs from June 29 to July 2. Matches will take place at 6 pm or 9 pm CEST.

That leads us into the Euro 2024 quarterfinals on July 5 and July 6. Those fixtures will also take place at 6 pm or 9 pm CEST. Then, of course, we have the semi-finals on July 9 and July 10—both at 9 pm CEST—in Munich and Dortmund, respectively. And that leaves the Euro 2024 final at 9 pm CEST on July 14 in Berlin.

If you would like a handy document showing the entire Euro 2024 schedule, refer to the following PDF.

Euro 2024 squads — the final list

Of the 24 squads listed here, 23 are final. Save for Albania who have yet to submit theirs despite the Saturday midnight deadline. France—with 25 players—are the only team who are not using the maximum allotted squad strength of 26 players.

Austria have announced the injured David Alaba as their non-playing captain, so it’s unclear who’s going to carry the armband on the pitch. The captains for the other 23 teams are noted below.

Group A

Germany Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Oliver Baumann, Manuel Neuer, Marc-André ter Stegen

Defenders: Waldemar Anton, Benjamin Henrichs, Joshua Kimmich, Robin Koch, Maximilian Mittelstädt, David Raum, Antonio Rüdiger, Nico Schlotterbeck, Jonathan Tah

Midfielders: Robert Andrich, Chris Führich, Pascal Groß, İlkay Gündoğan (captain), Toni Kroos, Jamal Musiala, Aleksandar Pavlović, Leroy Sané, Florian Wirtz

Forwards: Maximilian Beier, Niclas Füllkrug, Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Deniz Undav

Scotland Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Zander Clark, Angus Gunn, Liam Kelly

Defenders: Liam Cooper, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Ross McCrorie, Scott McKenna, Ryan Porteous, Anthony Ralston, Andrew Robertson (captain), Greg Taylor, Kieran Tierney

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie, Ryan Jack, Billy Gilmour, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Kenny McLean, Scott McTominay

Forwards: Ché Adams, Tommy Conway, James Forrest, Lewis Morgan, Lawrence Shankland

Hungary Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Dénes Dibusz, Péter Gulácsi, Péter Szappanos

Defenders: Botond Balogh, Bendegúz Bolla, Endre Botka, Márton Dárdai, Attila Fiola, Milos Kerkez, Ádám Lang, Willi Orbán, Attila Szalai

Midfielders: Mihály Kata, László Kleinheisler, Ádám Nagy, Zsolt Nagy, Loïc Négo, András Schäfer, Callum Styles, Dominik Szoboszlai (captain)

Forwards: Martin Ádám, Kevin Csoboth, Dániel Gazdag, Krisztofer Horváth, Roland Sallai, Barnabas Varga

Yann Sommer celebrates win at Euro 2020
Yann Sommer celebrates Switzerland’s win against France at Euro 2020 // Photo: UEFA

Switzerland Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel, Yvon Mvogo, Yann Sommer

Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schär, Leonidas Stergiou, Silvan Widmer, Cédric Zesiger

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer, Remo Freuler, Ardon Jashari, Fabian Rieder, Xherdan Shaqiri, Vincent Sierro, Granit Xhaka (captain), Denis Zakaria

Forwards: Zeki Amdouni, Kwadwo Duah, Breel Embolo, Dan Ndoye, Noah Okafor, Renato Steffen, Ruben Vargas, Steven Zuber

Group B

Spain Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: David Raya, Álex Remiro, Unai Simón

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Marc Cucurella, Álex Grimaldo, Aymeric Laporte, Robin Le Normand, Nacho, Jesús Navas, Daniel Vivian

Midfielders: Álex Baena, Fermín López, Mikel Merino, Pedri, Rodri, Fabián Ruiz, Martín Zubimendi

Forwards: Joselu, Álvaro Morata (captain), Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ayoze Pérez, Ferran Torres, Nico Williams, Lamine Yamal

Croatia Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Ivica Ivušić, Nediljko Labrović, Dominik Livaković

Defenders: Martin Erlić, Joško Gvardiol, Josip Juranović, Marin Pongračić, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanišić, Josip Šutalo, Domagoj Vida,

Midfielders: Martin Baturina, Marcelo Brozović, Luka Ivanušec, Mateo Kovačić, Lovro Majer, Luka Modrić (captain), Mario Pašalić, Luka Sučić, Nikola Vlašić

Forwards: Ante Budimir, Andrej Kramarić, Marco Pašalić, Ivan Perišić, Bruno Petković, Marko Pjaca

Italy Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (captain), Alex Meret, Guglielmo Vicario

Defenders: Alessandro Bastoni, Raoul Bellanova, Alessandro Buongiorno, Riccardo Calafiori, Andrea Cambiaso, Matteo Darmian, Federico Dimarco, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Federico Gatti, Gianluca Mancini

Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Nicolo Fagioli, Michael Folorunsho, Davide Frattesi, Jorginho, Lorenzo Pellegrini

Forwards: Federico Chiesa, Stephan El Shaarawy, Giacomo Raspadori, Mateo Retegui, Gianluca Scamacca, Mattia Zaccagni

Federico Chiesa with Euro 2020 trophy
Federico Chiesa will help Italy defend their Euro 2020 title // Photo: UEFA

Albania Euro 2024 squad (provisional)

Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha, Thomas Strakosha, Elhan Kastrati, Simon Simoni

Defenders: Berat Djimsiti (captain), Elseid Hysaj, Ivan Balliu, Ardian Ismajli, Arlind Ajeti, Naser Aliji, Mario Mitaj, Enea Mihaj, Marash Kumbulla

Midfielders: Amir Abrashi, Kristjan Asllani, Nedim Bajrami, Medon Berisha, Klaus Gjasula, Qazim Laci, Ernest Muci, Ylber Ramadani

Forwards: Jasir Asani, Armando Broja, Mirlind Daku, Arber Hoxha, Rey Manaj, Taulant Seferi

Group C

Slovenia Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Vid Belec, Jan Oblak (captain), Igor Vekić

Defenders: Jure Balkovec, Jaka Bijol, Miha Blažič, David Brekalo, Vanja Drkušić, Erik Janža, Žan Karničnik, Petar Stojanović

Midfielders: Timi Max Elšnik, Adam Gnezda Čerin, Tomi Horvat, Jasmin Kurtić, Sandi Lovrić, Jon Gorenc Stanković, Benjamin Verbič, Adrian Zeljković, Nino Žugelj

Forwards: Žan Celar, Josip Iličić, Jan Mlakar, Benjamin Šeško, Andraž Šporar, Žan Vipotnik

Denmark Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Frederik Rønnow, Mads Hermansen

Defenders: Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjær (captain), Joachim Andersen, Jannik Vestergaard, Victor Nelsson, Alexander Bah, Joakim Mæhle, Rasmus Nissen Kristensen, Victor Kristiansen

Midfielders: Christian Eriksen, Thomas Delaney, Morten Hjulmand, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Christian Nørgaard, Mathias Jensen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Andreas Skov Olsen

Forwards: Anders Dreyer, Kasper Dolberg, Rasmus Højlund, Jonas Wind, Yusuf Poulsen

Serbia Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Vanja Milinković-Savić, Đorđe Petrović, Predrag Rajković

Defenders: Srđan Babić, Nikola Milenković, Strahinja Pavlović, Uroš Spajić, Nemanja Stojić, Miloš Veljković

Midfielders: Veljko Birmančević, Mijat Gaćinović, Nemanja Gudelj, Ivan Ilić, Filip Kostić, Saša Lukić, Nemanja Maksimović, Srđan Mijailović, Sergej Milinković-Savić, Lazar Samardžić, Dušan Tadić (captain), Andrija Živković

Forwards: Luka Jović, Aleksandar Mitrović, Petar Ratkov, Dušan Vlahović

Jude Bellingham Euro 2024 friendlies
Jude Bellingham comes to Euro 2024 after winning the UEFA Champions League in his debut season at Real Madrid // Photo: UEFA

England Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Lewis Dunk, Joe Gomez, Marc Guehi, Ezri Konsa, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice, Adam Wharton

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen, Eberechi Eze, Phil Foden, Anthony Gordon, Harry Kane (captain), Cole Palmer, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney, Ollie Watkins

Group D

Netherlands Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow, Mark Flekken, Bart Verbruggen

Defenders: Nathan Aké, Daley Blind, Virgil van Dijk (captain), Denzel Dumfries, Jeremie Frimpong, Lutsharel Geertruida, Matthijs de Ligt, Micky van de Ven, Stefan de Vrij

Midfielders: Ryan Gravenberch, Frenkie de Jong, Teun Koopmeiners, Tijjani Reijnders, Jerdy Schouten, Xavi Simons, Joey Veerman, Georginio Wijnaldum

Forwards: Steven Bergwijn, Brian Brobbey, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo, Donyell Malen, Wout Weghorst

France Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola, Mike Maignan, Brice Samba

Defenders: Jonathan Clauss, Théo Hernandez, Ibrahima Konaté, Jules Koundé, Ferland Mendy, Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, Youssouf Fofana, N’Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Warren Zaïre-Emery

Forwards: Bradley Barcola, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembélé, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé (captain), Randal Kolo Muani, Marcus Thuram

Kylian Mbappe Euro 2024 friendlies
Kylian Mbappe captains France at Euro 2024, hoping to go one step further than the FIFA World Cup 2022 // Photo: UEFA

Poland Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Marcin Bułka, Łukasz Skorupski, Wojciech Szczęsny

Defenders: Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszyński, Paweł Dawidowicz, Jakub Kiwior, Tymoteusz Puchacz, Bartosz Salamon, Sebastian Walukiewicz

Midfielders: Przemysław Frankowski, Kamil Grosicki, Jakub Moder, Jakub Piotrowski, Taras Romanczuk, Michał Skóraś, Bartosz Slisz, Damian Szymański, Sebastian Szymański, Kacper Urbański, Nicola Zalewski, Piotr Zieliński

Forwards: Adam Buksa, Robert Lewandowski (captain), Krzysztof Piątek, Karol Świderski

Austria Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Niklas Hedl, Heinz Lindner, Patrick Pentz

Defenders: Flavius Daniliuc, Kevin Danso, Philipp Lienhart, Philipp Mwene, Stefan Posch, Leopold Querfeld, Gernot Trauner, Maximilian Wöber

Midfielders: Christoph Baumgartner, Florian Grillitsch, Marco Grüll, Florian Kainz, Konrad Laimer, Alexander Prass, Marcel Sabitzer, Romano Schmid, Matthias Seidl, Nicolas Seiwald, Patrick Wimmer

Forwards: Marko Arnautović, Maximilian Entrup, Michael Gregoritsch, Andreas Weimann

Group E

Ukraine Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Heorhiy Bushchan, Andriy Lunin, Anatoliy Trubin

Defenders: Valeriy Bondar, Yukhym Konoplia, Mykola Matvienko, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Oleksandr Svatok, Maksym Taloverov, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Illia Zabarnyi

Midfielders: Volodymyr Brazhko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Mykhailo Mudryk, Mykola Shaparenko, Taras Stepanenko, Heorhiy Sudakov, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Viktor Tsyhankov, Andriy Yarmolenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko (captain), Oleksandr Zubkov

Attackers: Artem Dovbyk, Vladyslav Vanat, Roman Yaremchuk

Mykhailo Mudryk Euro 2024 friendlies
Mykhailo Mudryk will hope to have a better time with Ukraine than his season at Chelsea // Photo: UEFA

Slovakia Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Martin Dúbravka, Henrich Ravas, Marek Rodák

Defenders: Vernon De Marco, Norbert Gyömbér, Dávid Hancko, Sebastian Kóša, Adam Obert, Peter Pekarík, Milan Škriniar (captain), Denis Vavro

Midfielders: László Bénes, Matúš Bero, Ondrej Duda, Patrik Hrošovský, Juraj Kucka, Stanislav Lobotka, Tomáš Rigo

Forwards: Róbert Boženík, Dávid Ďuriš, Lukáš Haraslín, Leo Sauer, Ivan Schranz, David Strelec, Tomáš Suslov, Ľubomír Tupta

Belgium Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thomas Kaminski, Matz Sels

Defenders: Timothy Castagne, Maxim De Cuyper, Zeno Debast, Wout Faes, Thomas Meunier, Arthur Theate, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (captain), Orel Mangala, Amadou Onana, Youri Tielemans, Arthur Vermeeren, Aster Vranckx

Forwards: Johan Bakayoko, Yannick Carrasco, Charles De Ketelaere, Jeremy Doku, Romelu Lukaku, Dodi Lukebakio, Lois Openda, Leandro Trossard

Romania Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Horațiu Moldovan, Florin Niță, Ștefan Târnovanu

Defenders: Nicușor Bancu, Andrei Burcă, Alexandru Cicâldău, Radu Drăgușin, Vasile Mogoș, Ionuț Nedelcearu, Bogdan Racovițan, Andrei Rațiu, Adrian Rus

Midfielders: Florinel Coman, Ianis Hagi, Dennis Man, Marius Marin, Răzvan Marin, Valentin Mihăilă, Darius Olaru, Deian Sorescu, Nicolae Stanciu (captain), Adrian Șut

Forwards: Denis Alibec, Daniel Bîrligea, Denis Drăguș, George Pușcaș

Group F

Portugal Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, Rui Patrício, José Sá  

Defenders: João Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Rúben Dias, Gonçalo Inácio, Nuno Mendes, Pepe, Danilo Pereira, Nélson Semedo, António Silva

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, João Neves, Rúben Neves, Matheus Nunes, João Palhinha, Vitinha

Forwards: Francisco Conceição, João Félix, Diogo Jota, Rafael Leão, Pedro Neto, Gonçalo Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo (captain), Bernardo Silva

Bruno Fernandes Euro 2024 friendlies
If Portugal are to win Euro 2024, Bruno Fernandes’ performances will be key // Photo: UEFA

Czechia Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Vítězslav Jaroš, Matěj Kovář, Jindřich Staněk

Defenders: Vladimír Coufal, David Douděra, Tomáš Holeš, Robin Hranáč, David Jurásek, Ladislav Krejčí, Martin Vitík, Tomáš Vlček, David Zima

Midfielders: Antonín Barák, Václav Černý, Lukáš Červ, Matěj Jurásek, Ondřej Lingr, Lukáš Provod, Michal Sadílek, Tomáš Souček (captain), Pavel Šulc

Forwards: Tomáš Chorý, Mojmír Chytil, Adam Hložek, Jan Kuchta, Patrik Schick

Georgia Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Luka Gugeshashvili, Giorgi Loria, Giorgi Mamardashvili

Defenders: Lasha Dvali, Giorgi Gocholeishvili, Giorgi Gvelesiani, Otar Kakabadze, Guram Kashia (captain), Solomon Kvirkvelia, Luka Lochoshvili, Jemal Tabidze

Midfielders: Sandro Altunashvili, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Zuriko Davitashvili, Otar Kiteishvili, Giorgi Kochorashvili, Nika Kvekverskiri, Saba Lobzhanidze, Anzor Mekvabishvili, Levan Shengelia, Gabriel Sigua, Giorgi Tsitaishvili

Forwards: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Giorgi Kvilitaia, Georges Mikautadze, Budu Zivzivadze

Turkey Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayındır, Uğurcan Çakır, Mert Günok

Defenders: Samet Akaydin, Kaan Ayhan, Abdülkerim Bardakcı, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Ferdi Kadıoğlu, Ahmetcan Kaplan, Mert Müldür

Midfielders: Arda Güler, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (captain), Orkun Kökçü, Salih Özcan, Okay Yokuşlu, İsmail Yüksek

Forwards: Yunus Akgün, Kerem Aktürkoğlu, İrfan Kahveci, Semih Kılıçsoy, Cenk Tosun, Yusuf Yazıcı, Kenan Yıldız, Bertuğ Yıldırım, Barış Alper Yılmaz

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