Everything you need to know about England for the upcoming European Championships

The Euros are fast approaching, which is getting fans across the continent excited. The tournament will be played in Germany after they were named hosts in 2018, beating Turkey to the podium. This’ll be the first time they’ve hosted a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup, which England fans won’t remember fondly.

However, in 2024, things are looking good for England. Individuals are playing well for their respective teams and our injury list isn’t too long, so could this be the year it comes home for the men?

There’s a lot to cover to prepare you for England’s upcoming run in the Euros, so we’ve put all the information into this article. Continue reading to see what our group looks like, when and where the games will be played and what our line-up could be.

What do the group stages look like?

England may feel their chances of making it out of the group stages are high with Slovenia, Denmark and Serbia being the others in group C. While each team has a few players that could catch us out, England should have the quality to overcome them all.

The rest of the groups are as follows:

  • Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland
  • Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy and Albania
  • Group D: Netherlands, Austria, France and TBC
  • Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and TBC
  • Group F: Turkey, Portugal, Czechia and TBC

When are the first games of Euro 2024?

This tournament kicks off on the 14th of June and runs to the 14th of July. The first game will be played in Berlin and features Germany Vs Scotland at 20:00 (GMT).

England’s campaign starts against Serbia on the 16th of June followed by Denmark on the 20th and Slovenia on the 25th.

Should we progress, the knockout stages commence on the 29th, the semifinals will be on the 9th and 10th of July, and the final is on the 14th at the Olympiastadion Berlin.

What could England’s team look like?

The rumour mill is in full swing about England’s potential lineup. One obvious name that should be on the team sheet is Jude Bellingham. The Birmingham-born superstar is having an incredible debut season at Real Madrid and was recently named the Golden Boy in 2023.

Jude could occupy a midfield three alongside Declan Rice and right-back turned central midfielder, Trent Alexander-Arnold. Southgate rarely changes his backline for major tournaments, so we could see Walker, Stones, Maguire and Shaw with Pickford between the sticks.

Up top, Harry Kane will be our focal point and will be heading into the tournament in red-hot form as he continues to impress in his record-breaking season at Bayern Munich. We’re spoilt for choice on the wings too with Saka, Foden, Rashford, Grealish and others in contention.

Which venues will be used for the tournament?

There will be 10 stadiums used for the tournament, including:

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