The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here – the draw for the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage is out. Let’s dive into the details.
England’s Group C Opponents
England, after topping Group C in the qualifying rounds, finds itself in Pot 1 alongside heavyweights like Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, and Belgium. Gareth Southgate’s squad is eager to erase the bitter taste of their EURO 2020 final defeat to Italy and bring home their first major trophy since 1966.
The Group C for next year’s Euro, England face the challenge of Slovenia, Denmark and Serbia.
Group A and B for Euro 2024
The draw unfolded with Group A featuring Germany, Scotland, Hungary, and Switzerland, setting the stage for an intense battle.
Spain, Croatia, Italy, and Albania form Group B, making one heavyweight group combination.
Group D and E for Euro 2024
Just like Group C, Group D looks like another group of death with France, Netherlands and Austria. The fourth team of the group will be the winner of the Playoff A winner that includes teams Poland, Wales, Finland and Estonia.
Group E consists of Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, and Play-off winner B which could be one of these teams; Israel, Bosnia, Ukraine and Iceland.
Cristiano’s Portugal Group F Teams
As the draw unfolded, notable moments included Slovakia joining Group E with Belgium and Romania, while Czechia joined Group F alongside Turkey and Portugal.
Portugal’s group fourth team will be decided from Play-off winner C that has Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece and Kazakhstan competing for the final spot.
It’s worth remembering that Portugal were also placed in Group F in Euro 2016 which they went on to win beating France in the final.
EURO 2024 Odds: England Among Top Contenders
England secures a favorable slot, C4, which means they won’t face a group winner until the semifinals if they emerge as group leaders.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are strategically positioned for a potential deep run in the tournament and will fancy their chances to bring it home this time unlike last Euro where they lost the final to Italy.
According to Betfair, England stands tall with 7/2 odds to clinch the EURO 2024 title, sharing the top spot with France. The competition is fierce, with Germany, Spain, and Portugal next favorites hot on their heels.