Thursday, September 7, 2023

Euro 2024 teams: Which countries have qualified for showpiece tournament in Germany and who is close?

All eyes are turning towards Euro 2024 as each country looks to book their place in the showpiece tournament come November. 

Germany is set to welcome Europe’s elite as they host UEFA’s flagship international competition next summer. 

England have won every game in their qualifying group so farGetty

England will be aiming to go one step further than in Euro 2020 where they were beaten in the final by Italy. 

Both of the previous finalists are aiming to book their place in the 17th edition competition with qualification reaching a crucial stage. 

Euro 2024: Qualified teams 

Germany are the only team to have secured qualification for Euro 2024. 

As hosts they automatically take a place at the showpiece tournament. 

Qualification is well underway and the top two teams in each group secure their place at Euro 2024 with plenty of teams already on the brink of making it. 

Euro 2024: Who is close to qualifying? 

Group A 

In Group A, Scotland are sitting at the top of the table. 

They are eight points clear and only need five more points from their final four qualifiers to secure their place at the tournament. 

Steve Clarke’s side are now set to guarantee themselves a place in Germany with Georgia, Norway and Spain all competing for second spot. 

Scotland are flying in Group AGetty

Group B

Two-time European Championship winners France are in control of Group B. 

They have also won all of their qualifiers so far and haven’t conceded a single goal in any of their four games. 

Netherlands, Greece and the Republic of Ireland are set to compete for second place. 

Group C

England have dominated Group C so far and sit at the top of the table with maximum points. 

The Three Lions, who reached the final of Euro 2020, have scored 15 goals in four games and are currently cruising towards a place in Germany. 

Reigning champions Italy will also be aiming to book their spot at the tournament, however, Ukraine are set to provide a tough challenge. 

England are cruising through their Euro 2024 qualifying campaignAFP

Group D 

Turkey have won three of their four qualifiers so far and top Group D. 

However, this is expected to be a tight group with four teams in a strong position to claim the two qualification spots. 

Armenia are exceeding expectations in second but Croatia are likely to push on in their remaining games, having played one match less. 

Wales are in trouble having played four and only winning one, and they will likely need to win all of their remaining fixtures to qualify. 

Group E 

There is also set to be a great battle for qualification in Group E. 

Czechia, Albania, Moldova and Poland are separated by four points and will all fancy their chances at booking a place in Germany. 

With five games left to play for each team except Moldova, there is plenty of time for things to change in this group. 

Belgium are competing with Austria for top spotGetty

Group F 

In Group F, Austria and Belgium are well in control. 

Both teams have not lost a qualifier so far with Austria sat seven points clear of third place. 

Belgium’s unbeaten start also bodes well and they are likely to see off Sweden to book their spot in Germany next summer. 

Group G

Hungary and Serbia are dominating Group G. 

They both have a three-point gap inside the qualification spots having gone unbeaten in their opening three games. 

Montenegro could shake things up but the top two are expected to maintain their spots and seal their place at Euro 2024. 

Group H 

There may be a shock on the cards in Group H. 

Kazakhstan, who are ranked 104th in the world, are above Denmark at the halfway point and sit in the top two places. 

If they are to hang on it would be an incredible journey but with Denmark, Slovenia and Finland also pushing for qualification, they may struggle to maintain their form. 

Denmark were shocked by a defeat to Kazakhstan

Group I 

The two qualification places are likely to go to two of Switzerland, Romania and Israel in Group I. 

The three sides are sitting clear of the remainder of the group with the Swiss in control. 

It is expected to be one of Romania or Israel who claim the final qualifying spot. 

Group J

In Group J, it is a similar situation with three teams competing for two places. 

Euro 2016 winners Portugal have won every game and look likely to win the group while the other sides do battle behind them. 

Slovakia and Luxembourg are separated by three points and will be challenging each other for that crucial final qualification spot in the group. 

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