How Many Teams Make The EURO 2024 Playoffs?

How many teams will make the EURO 2024 playoffs? And how about the EURO 2024 finals? Naturally, the victors of the play-offs will move on to the championship finals. The contenders of the play-offs include multiple countries contending in Path A, B, and C.

They’ll then face in the EURO 2024 finals the winners of Path D, E, and F. Let’s now discuss the specifics of who made it, who’s still in play-off contention, and who might make it to the finals.

Six Out of Twelve Teams Remain in the Play-Offs

The UEFA EURO 2024 play-offs has 6 out of 12 teams still remaining, so 3 last-minute tickets are up for grabs for these national teams. The 6 semi-final matches happened in March 21, 2024. The winners will then advance on March 26, 2024.

  • The Semi-Finals: In Path A, the Poland national football team ends up beating Estonia 5-1. Meanwhile, Wales secured their spot by beating Finland 4-1. In Path B, Iceland has beaten Israel 4-1 while Ukraine has beaten Bosnia and Harzegovina 2-1. In Path c, Georgia wins against Luxembourg 2-0 and Greece wins against Kazakhstan 5-0.
  • The Upcoming Finals: In the upcoming play-off EURO 2024 finals, we have Wales facing off against Poland in Path A (20:45 CET), Ukraine facing off against Iceland in Path B (20:45 CET), and Georgia facing off against Greece in Path C (18:00 CET). Path A and B will start at the same time while Path C will start a little earlier.
  • When are the Three Finals? The EURO 2024 finals for play-offs will happen on March 26, 2024 and the three winning teams will complete the 24-team line-up of the proper EURO 2024 finals. The play-off matches are all single-leg knockout matches so it’s the hardest climb to the top.
  • Group D to F:  In Group D, there’s the Path A winners along France, Austria, and Netherlands. With Group E, there’s the Path B winners along with Romania, Slovakia, and Belgium. With Group F, there’s the Path C winners along with Turkiye, Portugal, and Czechia.
  • How Do They Handle Ties in the Play-Offs? If the ties are level at the end of the normal match time, the teams will go into overtime. If overtime doesn’t result in a team scoring a winning goal they’ll do a penalty shoot-out in the end.
  • Is This the First Time EURO 2024 Had Play-Offs? Six of the last seven EURO tournaments involved the play-offs. In EURO 2020, the play-offs were differently formatted. For the first time ever, teams had to survive more than one round and sides qualified to become EURO participants through the Nations League instead of the Euro Qualifiers.