Euro 2024

Euro 2024

Euro 2024: England's Journey and Rivalries in the Group Stage

England's Euro 2024 Squad and Preparations

Gareth Southgate has named a strong and dynamic squad for Euro 2024, blending experienced veterans with exciting young talent. 

Players like Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham are expected to lead the charge for the Three Lions. The full squad details highlight the depth and versatility Southgate has at his disposal.


Before diving into the upcoming group stage, it’s worth reflecting on England’s journey in the previous European Championship. Euro 2020 saw England reach the final, held on 11th July 2021, at Wembley Stadium. 

Despite a promising start with Luke Shaw scoring the fastest goal in a European Championship final, Italy equalised and eventually won 3-2 on penalties, leaving England heartbroken yet proud of their deep run in the tournament.

Group Stage Opponents: A Look at Previous Encounters

England vs. Serbia

England’s opening match in Euro 2024 will see them face Serbia on Sunday 16th June in Gelsenkirchen. Historically, England and Serbia have had limited encounters, with their most notable clash being a friendly match in 2013, which ended in a 1-1 draw. As Serbia brings a blend of technical skill and physicality, this match will be crucial for setting the tone of England’s campaign.

England vs. Denmark

On Thursday 20th June, England will play against Denmark in Frankfurt. This fixture revives memories from Euro 2020, where England faced Denmark in the semi-finals. In a tense match at Wembley, England emerged victorious with a 2-1 win after extra time, thanks to an own goal by Simon Kjær and a penalty converted by Harry Kane. Denmark, known for their resilience and tactical discipline, will undoubtedly be a formidable opponent.

England vs. Slovenia

The final group stage match for England is against Slovenia on Tuesday 25th June in Cologne. England and Slovenia have faced each other several times in recent years, primarily in World Cup qualifiers. England has generally had the upper hand, winning four out of their six encounters. The last time they met was in October 2017, where England secured a 1-0 victory with a late goal from Harry Kane. Slovenia’s solid defence will be a test for England’s attacking prowess.

Enjoying the Matches at the Left Bank Village

For those looking to enjoy the matches in a lively atmosphere, the Left Bank Village is the place to be. 

Fans can watch the games on big screens while indulging in mouth-watering offerings from the pop-up kitchen, including burgers, smoked brisket and chilli dogs. 

With the convenience of app ordering available at your table, you won’t miss any of the action. Whether you’re with friends or family, it’s the perfect spot to soak up the football fever.

Update with one GROUP match to go!

Navigating the path to the round of 16 is no easy feat, as the scenarios for each team’s advancement are intricate and heavily dependent on various outcomes but we have put together various possible outcomes for you below.

Round of 16 Scenarios


  • Will advance to the round of 16 if they avoid defeat against Slovenia or if Denmark does not beat Serbia.
  • Will win the group if they beat Slovenia or if they draw and Denmark does not win.
  • If England draws and Denmark wins, tiebreakers (goal difference, goals scored, disciplinary points, European Qualifiers rankings) will determine first and second place.
  • Cannot finish lower than third.


  • Will advance to the round of 16 if they beat Serbia.
  • If both Denmark and Slovenia draw, tiebreakers will determine second and third place.
  • If Denmark and Slovenia both win, tiebreakers will determine first and second place. If Denmark wins and England draws, tiebreakers will determine the top spot.
  • Will be unable to reach the round of 16 if they lose and Slovenia avoids defeat.


  • Will advance to the round of 16 if they beat England.
  • Will win the group if they win and Denmark does not.
  • If both Slovenia and Denmark win, tiebreakers will determine first and second place. If both draw, tiebreakers will decide second and third place. If both lose, tiebreakers will determine third and fourth place.
  • If Slovenia loses and Serbia draws, tiebreakers will decide third and fourth place.


  • Will advance to the round of 16 if they beat Denmark and Slovenia does not beat England. If both Serbia and Slovenia win, Serbia will finish third behind England on head-to-head record.
  • If Serbia draws and Slovenia loses, tiebreakers will determine third and fourth place.
  • Will be unable to reach the round of 16 if they lose, or if they draw and Slovenia avoids defeat.

Possible Routes to the Euro 2024 Final

It’s tricky trying to navigate all the potential scenarios for England to reach the final. All will depend on whether they finish top of Group C as predicted, second or as a best placed one of four third places.

If as predicted England finish top of their group, they will play their round of 16 match on Sunday 30th June followed by the quarter-final on Saturday 6th July and semi final on Wednesday 10th July. 

All the possible routes for England to reach the final, depending on their performance in the group stage, are detailed in this handy table. This includes scenarios for finishing first, second or as one of the best third-place teams, so you can follow every step of England’s potential path to glory.


As England embarks on their Euro 2024 journey, fans will be hoping for a successful campaign, building on the momentum from Euro 2020. With a blend of experience and youth and a well-prepared squad under Gareth Southgate, the Three Lions are poised to make a significant impact. If the bookies’ predictions are right, there will be a good deal of celebration for England fans to enjoy this summer. Let’s rally behind our team and hope they can go all the way to lift the trophy on Sunday 14th July in Berlin.