Your essential guide to Euro 2024

Monday 10 June 2024 14:13

Anticipation is building for Euro 2024, with the 17th edition of the continent’s top international tournament getting under way this Friday, 14 June.

Hosts Germany kick things off, as they face a Scotland side which could include United’s Scott McTominay, in Munich.

The Tartan Army are one of five nations to have selected at least one Red in their squad, with England, Portugal, Scotland and Turkey also countries to keep an eye on this summer.

As a reminder, the top two teams from each group qualify for the second round, along with the four best third-placed sides.

Here’s our guide to which Reds are playing and when you can tune in to see them…

Euro 2024 predictions 📊


👉 Take a look at the group-stage line-ups and tell us who you are backing to top the tables 👀

Germany v Scotland (20:00 BST)

Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena is the setting for the competition’s curtain-raiser, as Steve Clarke’s Scotland hope to cause a shock against the three-time winners. McTominay scored seven goals during qualifying, including a double to beat group favourites Spain, and he will fancy his chances of helping spring another surprise in Group A, against Neuer, Kimmich, Musiala and co.

Slovenia v Denmark (17:00 BST)
Serbia v England (20:00 BST)

Group C kicks off on Sunday and that is where you want to be for Reds representation, with four of our players involved. Christian Eriksen has been picked for his sixth major tournament by Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand, while Rasmus Hojlund is looking forward to his first, and both are expected to start against Slovenia. Three hours later, England face Serbia. Kobbie Mainoo has been rewarded for his remarkable breakthrough campaign, while Luke Shaw – scorer of England’s opener in the final last time - has been picked despite missing the final three months of the season through injury.

Turkey v Georgia (17:00 BST)
Portugal v Czech Republic (20:00 BST)

Turkey have qualified for a third straight European Championship and Altay Bayindir is one of three goalkeepers named in manager Vincenzo Montella's squad. They face tournament debutants Georgia – who progressed through the Nations League qualifiers – in Dortmund for their opener. Euro 2016 champions Portugal are stacked with talent and highly fancied after a perfect qualifying campaign under new boss Roberto Martinez. Bruno Fernandes topped the goal-involvement charts, with 14 combined goals and assists, while Diogo Dalot has transferred his club form to the international stage.

Scotland v Switzerland (20:00 BST)

The second round of group-stage fixtures starts on Wednesday and Scotland have another tricky fixture, this time against tournament regulars Switzerland, who knocked France out in the round of 16 three years ago. The sides have met in a Euros once before, with Ally McCoist settling the Group A meeting at Villa Park in 1996.

Euros shirts confirmed for Mainoo and Shaw


Kobbie started England's final warm-up game and learned which number he'll wear in this summer's tournament.

Denmark v England (17:00 BST)

Our first Reds head-to-head, at the Frankfurt Arena, is a mouthwatering prospect, as it involves a rematch of the Euro 2020 semi-final. Of the United quartet that could feature this time around, only Shaw played in that game at Wembley, which was settled by Harry Kane’s rebounded penalty in extra-time.

Turkey v Portugal (17:00 BST)

Another United meet-up is scheduled 48 hours later and this could prove pivotal when it comes to deciding which team tops Group F, with both sides fancied to win their respective openers. This will be the fourth head-to-head between Turkey and Portugal at the Euros, with the latter prevailing in 1996, 2000 and 2008.

Portugal are among the pre-tournament favourites in Germany.

Scotland v Hungary (20:00 BST)

Hungary are the third and final Group A opponent for Scotland, who will be hoping to celebrate a first-ever qualification for a knockout round at a major tournament. If they finish in third place, they will face a tense, three-day wait to see if they’ve made it through.

Denmark v Serbia (20:00 BST)
England v Slovenia (20:00 BST)

The final pair of fixtures in each group kick off simultaneously, with Eriksen and Hojlund taking on Serbia in Munich and Mainoo and Shaw facing a date with Slovenia 300 miles further north, in Cologne. England have progressed beyond the groups in five of their last six European Championships, while Denmark’s run to the semis in 2021 marked only the second time they’ve been to the knockouts since winning the competition as rank outsiders in 1992.

Czech Republic v Turkey (20:00 BST)
Georgia v Portugal (20:00 BST)

The group stages conclude on 26 June, with Bayindir, Dalot and Fernandes all playing. Portugal are bidding to make the knockout rounds for an eighth straight tournament, while Turkey haven’t made it beyond the groups since qualifying for the semi-finals in 2008. Enjoy this night of action – there will be two blank days following it, before the round of 16 gets under way on Saturday 29 June.


The Reds will return to the pitch on 15 July, when we face Rosenborg in Trondheim for our first pre-season game. Following a friendly against Rangers at Murrayfield, Edinburgh on 20 July, we'll fly out to the United States for Tour 2024, comprising three clashes with Arsenal (Los Angeles, 27 July), Real Betis (San Diego, 31 July) and Liverpool (Columbia, 3 August). You can buy tickets for all of our pre-season games here, subject to availability.