The anticipation for EURO 2024 is building up, and football fans across Europe are eagerly awaiting the biggest international tournament in the continent. While Germany, as the host nation, automatically secured their place in the competition, 53 teams are battling it out for the remaining 23 spots. Let’s take a closer look at which countries have already secured their qualification for EURO 2024.

The Qualification Process

The journey to the UEFA European Championship is a challenging one, with numerous teams competing for a limited number of spots. The qualification process typically includes a series of group stage matches and playoffs, with only the top teams from each group and playoff securing their places in the final tournament.

Who’s In So Far?

Several nations have already punched their tickets to EURO 2024 based on their impressive performances in the qualification campaign. Here are the countries that have secured their places in the tournament:

  1. Italy: The defending champions and four-time winners of the competition, Italy, have qualified for EURO 2024 with an eye on defending their title.
  2. France: The 1984 and 2000 champions, France, have also booked their spot in the tournament, and they will be one of the top contenders.
  3. Belgium: The Belgian Red Devils have become a force to be reckoned with in recent years, and they will be looking to make their mark in Germany.
  4. Spain: A traditional football powerhouse, Spain, will once again grace the EURO stage with their beautiful style of play.
  5. Portugal: The 2016 champions, Portugal, led by the incredible Cristiano Ronaldo, will be looking to add another title to their collection.
  6. England: The Three Lions, who won their first major international tournament at EURO 2020, will be back to prove that their victory was no fluke.
  7. Netherlands: The Dutch national team, renowned for their attacking football, will make their presence felt in Germany.
  8. Croatia: The 2018 World Cup finalists, Croatia, have qualified for EURO 2024 and will be aiming to replicate their success on the European stage.
  9. Switzerland: Switzerland has also secured their place in the tournament, and they will be keen to make a deep run.
  10. Poland: Led by the prolific Robert Lewandowski, Poland is among the teams to have qualified, and they can’t be underestimated.
  11. Sweden: Sweden, known for their defensive solidity, will bring their brand of football to EURO 2024.
  12. Ukraine: Ukraine’s exciting young talent will be on display in Germany, and they will aim to make a name for themselves.
  13. Austria: Austria is yet another nation that has successfully navigated the qualification process and will be in contention for the European crown.
  14. Denmark: The Danish Dynamite, who reached the semi-finals of EURO 2020, are back for more.
  15. Russia: Russia has secured their place in the tournament, and they will be looking to perform well on home soil.
  16. Turkey: Turkey, known for their passionate supporters, will be eager to make a strong showing in Germany.
  17. Czech Republic: The Czech Republic, who reached the final in 1996, will be part of the EURO 2024 lineup.
  18. Hungary: Hungary will be looking to recapture the magic of their 1954 team that reached the World Cup final.
  19. Romania: Romania is among the nations that have secured their qualification for EURO 2024.
  20. Scotland: Scotland has made it to the tournament and will be hoping to make an impact.
  21. Wales: The Welsh Dragons, who reached the semi-finals of EURO 2016, will be eager to create more memories.

As we approach EURO 2024, the excitement continues to grow. With the host nation, Germany, and 21 other countries already having secured their spots, the competition is shaping up to be a thrilling showcase of European football talent. As the remaining qualification matches play out, fans can look forward to the thrilling clashes and unforgettable moments that this prestigious tournament always brings. EURO 2024 promises to be an event that unites the continent and offers a feast of footballing action for fans around the world.