What Is The EURO 2024 Tournament

Also known as EURO 2024, UEFA Euro 2024 is the 17th edition of the UEFA European Football Championship to be scheduled on the 14th of June and will end on the 14th of July. Organized by UEFA, this quadrennial international football tournament is highly anticipated by men’s national teams of member associations. Also, it brings together top teams from across Europe to compete for the coveted championship title.

Important EURO 2024 Dates

Group stage will commend on June 14 and will end on the 26th of the same month. The battle for the last sixteen spots of the tournament will be on June 29 to July 2, 2024. The quarter finals will be on the 5th and 6th of July, with July 9 and 10 is scheduled for semi-finals. The finals is scheduled on the 14th of July. Make sure to keep an eye of these significant dates, so you won’t miss the thrill.

Play-Offs Explained

Announced as the host country in EURO 2024 tournament, Germany after winning their bid to Turkey by 12 votes in a ballot among UEFA’s Executive Committee. Although the full lineup is to be known until next year after the playoffs, 21 of the 24 teams have made it already to the tournament.

These include Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Turkey, Austria, England, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and  Germany.

Play-offs in March will determine the nations to grab the three remaining spots. The 12 best-performing teams who failed to qualify from the groups will go into three play-off paths. Which will take place on March 21-to 26, 2024.

Official Match Ball for EURO 2024

Using a Connected Ball technology, Adidas manufactures Fussballliebe (meaning love of football). This is the official match ball for EURO 2024.

It has a sensor in its inside that acts as a video assistant referee (VAR), aiding in semi-automated offside decisions. Since the sensor provides 500 pieces of a data per second, it is easier to detect when the ball is touched or not.

Talking about the ball’s design, Adidas design it with a striking design as an exact representation of its movement and the energy of the game. The ball’s has colourful edges, dots, and curves that accentuate its prominent black wing shapes.

How to Watch Euro 2024?

In both UK and the US, EURO 2024 will be shown in non-subscription and free-to-air channels after securing the necessary license. In addition, paid broadcasts of the tournament will also be made available via TVA Sports in Canada at $17.99 per month. In Australia and New Zealand, all games of the most-awaited international game competition will be shown Optus Sport (Australia) and TVNZ or Spark Sport (New Zealand).