EURO 2024 Update: Everything we know about the championship

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The EURO 2024 Championship, which is being held in Germany, is the 17th edition since the games started in 1960. The qualifying rounds ended in November 2023, and the final tournament is scheduled to begin on the 14th of June and end on the 14th of July. Just one month remains till the finals opener. So, here’s all you need to know about the most anticipated football tournament of the year.

Here are the latest updates

As usual, the tournament involves 52 fixtures across several stages – the group stage, round of 16, quarter finals, semi finals, and the finals.

A total of 24 teams have qualified, and all the big teams we expect have made it through, including Spain, France, England, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Croatia, and more. The last tournament winner, Italy, also made it past the qualifiers. Others like Germany, Poland, and Switzerland are also in the running

Several teams will not be featuring their star players this time around. Italy’s Domenico Berardi, Ivan Perisic (Croatia), and Lucas Hernandez (France) are suffering ACL injuries, which have been a plague on football players recently. Thibaut Courtois has also been left out of the Belgium squad following a series of injuries. Fortunately, England captain Harry Kane, Frankie De Jong (Netherlands), and Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne are among those who are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries in time for the competition.

Betting on the EURO 2024

A major competition like this one offers lots of betting opportunities. There are a variety of markets that you can bet on for all the 2024 EURO matches, and the top bookmaker sites will offer amazing odds.

Out of the 24 teams moving into the playoffs, only a handful of them are front runners to lift the trophy. England is the favourite to win the tournament alongside France. Both teams have amazing squads, with Harry Kane and World Cup star Kylian Mbappe as the captains. The Englishmen were runner-ups in the last EURO championship, and France is always a top contender at major international football tournaments. Other teams to watch out for are Spain and Portugal, who’ve delivered impressive performances in the qualifiers. Germany will be the host this year, and the three-time winners will be looking to bring home the gold once more.

Only a little time is left and the EURO finals will be upon us. Right now, teams and players are racing against time to be fit to travel to Germany and make it as far as possible. Regardless of who’ll make it to their respective squads, there’s a lot of great action to be expected. Only one team can win, and there are already some top contenders with the best chances of winning.

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