When Does Euro 2024 Start? Key Dates, Kickoff times, Host Cities & Venues

Are you excited for Euro 2024? You’re not alone! Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, including start dates, kickoff times, key fixtures, host cities, venues, and more.

Euro 2024 kicks off on June 14, 2024, with the opening match taking place at the Munich Football Arena, where hosts Germany will face Scotland.

The tournament will run for a full month, culminating in the grand final on July 14, 2024, at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

UEFA Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Kickoff Times: When Each Match Will Start?

Matches at Euro 2024 will kick off in one of three time slots (in local CET time): 3 p.m., 6 p.m., or 9 p.m. Here’s how these times translate to some of the major territories:

Time Zone3 p.m. CET6 p.m. CET9 p.m. CET
USA/Canada (ET)9 a.m.12 p.m.3 p.m.
USA/Canada (PT)6 a.m.9 a.m.12 p.m.
UK (BST)2 p.m.5 p.m.8 p.m.
India (IST)6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.12:30 a.m.*
Australia (AEST)11 p.m.2 a.m.*5 a.m.*
Poland (CET)3 p.m.6 p.m.9 p.m.
Portugal (WEST)2 p.m.5 p.m.8 p.m.
Turkey (TRT)4 p.m.7 p.m.10 p.m.
Japan (JST)10 p.m.1 a.m.*4 a.m.*
Netherlands (CET)3 p.m.6 p.m.9 p.m.
Singapore (SGT)10 p.m.1 a.m.*4 a.m.*
Malaysia (MYT)10 p.m.1 a.m.*4 a.m.*
Qatar (AST)4 p.m.7 p.m.10 p.m.
Albania (CET)3 p.m.6 p.m.9 p.m.
*Following day

UEFA Euro 2024 Key Dates and Schedule

  • Group Stage: June 14 – June 26, 2024
  • Round of 16: June 29 – July 2, 2024
  • Quarterfinals: July 5 – July 6, 2024
  • Semifinals: July 9 – July 10, 2024
  • Final: July 14, 2024

Check the full Schedule here

Host Cities and Venues

Euro 2024 will be held across ten cities in Germany, providing a diverse and vibrant backdrop for the matches. The host cities include:

  • Berlin (Olympiastadion)
  • Munich (Football Arena)
  • Cologne (Cologne Stadium)
  • Dortmund (BVB Stadion)
  • Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Arena)
  • Frankfurt (Frankfurt Arena)
  • Gelsenkirchen (Arena AufSchalke)
  • Hamburg (Volksparkstadion)
  • Leipzig (Leipzig Stadium)
  • Stuttgart (Stuttgart Arena

What to Expect

Get ready for an amazing football party! The EURO Cup 2024 is gonna be epic! 🇩🇪

Germany’s gonna be the host this time around, and with their awesome stadiums and die-hard fans, it’s sure to be a fantastic experience. We’re gonna see all the best teams battling it out, like France, Spain, and Italy. Imagine the goals, the saves, the celebrations – it’ll be incredible!

Every single match in the group stages is gonna be a nail-biter. There’ll be underdogs looking to upset the giants, last-minute winners, and maybe even some tears of joy (or defeat!). VAR will be there to make sure everything is fair, and fancy new tech will bring the action right to your living room in stunning detail.

Germany’s a beautiful country, and they’re gonna be throwing cultural parties alongside the games. Food, music, and fun will be everywhere you look! Safety is gonna be a priority too, so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful game.

Then come the knockout rounds – the most exciting part! These matches will have us on the edge of our seats. Extra time, penalties, and maybe even a surprise champion – anything is possible!

Millions of people around the world will be tuning in, so get ready to be part of something huge. Whether you’re there in person or watching from home, EURO 2024 is gonna be unforgettable! Don’t miss it!

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