The World Cup of 2022 may now be over, but after the excitement of the Women’s and Men’s European Championships over the past couple of years, it is probably to be expected that football fans are already getting excited for the next big tournaments on the horizon.

The Women’s FIFA World Cup takes place later this year in New Zealand and we will have much more for you on this huge event nearer the time.

But in March, the short qualification period for the 2024 European Championship Finals will begin, with teams playing through their qualifying games over the next 12 months, concluding in March 2024, just a couple of months before the Finals are set to begin.

Not surprisingly, there are plenty of punters scouring the outright markets on sites such as bet365 Sport, looking at the odds on the teams to not just win through qualifying, but also to perhaps even lift the trophy in the summer of 2024.

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In this article, we are going to preview the Qualification groups and give you some of the latest betting odds on the tournament and qualifiers, which get underway in March 2023.

So, let’s begin with a quick preview of what we know already about the 2024 European Championship.

The 2024 European Championships

The 2024 European Championships will see a return to one host nation with Germany being named as the hosts several years ago now.

Ten venues across Germany will host the games in the tournament and these stadia have already been decided:

Euro 2024 Venues

  • Berlin – Olimpiastadion (74,461)
  • Munich – Allianz Arena (70,076)
  • Dortmund – Westfalenstadion (65,849)
  • Gelsenkirchen – Arena AufSchalke (54,740)
  • Franfurt – Waldstadion (54,967)
  • Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz Arena (54,244)
  • Hamburg – Volksparkstadion (52,245)
  • Dusseldorf – Merkur Spiel-Arena (51,031)
  • Cologne – RheinEnergieStadion (49,827)
  • Leipzig – Red Bull Arena (42,959)

The 24 finalists will be divided into six groups of four with the top two teams from each group, plus the four best third placed teams from the groups making it through to the Round of 16.

From the Round of 16, each game will be a knockout match with the winner decided by extra time and/or penalties if required.

The Germans will qualify automatically for the tournament as hosts, which means 23 places will be up for grabs across the qualifying tournament.

Germany occupy position A1 in Group A of the tournament, the default position for host nations.

Italy will defend the trophy that they won in 2021, when beating England on penalties at Wembley, but they must qualify to reach the finals first.

Euro 2024 Qualifying Campaign

There are two ways to qualify for the Euro 2024 finals.

20 teams (two from each of the ten qualifying groups) will qualify for the Finals through the official Euro 2024 Qualifying Campaign with all qualifying matches played between March 2023 and November 2023.

The teams competing have been draw into ten groups, 7 of which have five teams in and 3 of which have six teams competing.

The draw for the Qualifying Campaign has been made and is shown below.

Euro 2024 Qualification Groups

  • Group A – Spain, Scotland, Norway, Georgia, Cyprus
  • Group B – Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Gibraltar
  • Group C – Italy, England, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Malta
  • Group D – Croatia, Wales, Armenia, Turkey, Latvia
  • Group E – Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Faroe Islands, Moldova
  • Group F – Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Estonia
  • Group G – Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Lithuania
  • Group H – Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, N.Ireland, San Marino
  • Group I – Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Kosovo, Belarus, Andorra
  • Group J – Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Liechtenstein

Teams will play across ten designated Matchdays, with two matchdays held per international break period in the current season.

  • Matchdays 1+2 – 23 to 25th March and 26th to 28th March
  • Matchdays 3+4 – 16th & 17th June and 19th & 20th June
  • Matchdays 5+6 – 7th to 9th September and 10th to 12th September
  • Matchdays 7+8 – 12th to 14th October and 15th to 17th October
  • Matchdays 9+10 – 16th to 18th November and 19th to 21st November

Euro 2024 Finals – Group Stage Draw

The draw for the Group Stages of the Euro 2024 Finals will be made in December 2023, prior to the playoffs being contested in March 2024. The playoff qualifiers will be allocated to a group and when a winner is known, that team will join the three other teams in the group they were drawn in back in December.

Teams will be seeded ahead of the draw based on their FIFA ranking and Nations League performance and then allocated into one of the six groups from four separate pots.

However, any team that has not qualified from the above qualification campaign, but which holds one of the highest Nations League rankings in each of the three separate paths to the finals, will compete in a Euro 2024 playoff series in March 2024, where the final three teams that qualify for the Euro 2024 finals will be decided.

Euro 2024 Playoffs

12 teams that do not qualify automatically from the qualifying campaign above will be allocated a spot in the Euro 2024 playoffs.

Teams will be allocated based on their Nations League rankings and there will be three ‘pathways’ to the final for one League A, League B and League C teams from that competition to qualify.

Four teams from League A, B and C have already been guaranteed at least a playoff spot if they do not qualify automatically and they are:

  • League A – Netherlands, Spain, Croatia & Italy
  • League B – Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia & Scotland
  • League C – Georgia, Greece, Turkey & Kazakhstan

However, if any of the above 12 teams qualifies for the finals through the qualification campaign, then their place in the playoffs will be taken by the top ranked team in League D (Estonia) and then any further places will be taken by the highest ranked team that hasn’t qualified already from all groups.

What Betting Is Available On Euro 2024 At Bet365?

If you are wondering what type of betting is available for Euro 2024 at bet365 right now, then the good news is that there is extensive Group Betting available on all teams competing in the Euro 2024 Qualifying Campaign.

England, for example, are 10/11 to win Group C, with Italy 5/4 and Ukraine the 8/1 outsiders ahead of North Macedonia who are 66/1 and Malta who are the 2,500/1 outsiders.

In addition to betting on all ten groups, there is also a Win Outright market available on teams to win the 2024 tournament, with hosts Germany and World Cup finalists France the 11/2 joint favourites with bet365 Sport at present.

England are 7/1, with Spain 15/2 and Italy 9/1 to repeat their success of a couple of years back.