Euro 2024: All the results from the opening qualifying games for Turkiye, Azerbaijan and the UK home nations

The campaign to qualify for the European 2024 Championship finals in Germany is fully underway, with all 53 teams in the ten groups in action during the international break, with games taking place between 23 and 28 March.

Among those vying for a place in the finals are Turkiye, Azerbaijan, and the four home nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Turkiye and Wales are drawn in the same group.

England and Scotland got off to a perfect start, winning both their opening qualifying games, with England beating Italy away and Scotland defying the odds to beat Spain.

Wales is undefeated after its first two games, holding World Cup semi-finalists to a draw. The results were mixed for Turkiye and Northern Ireland, with each team winning one game and losing another. Azerbaijan suffered two heavy defeats in their first two to leave them bottom of their group.

Scotland (Group A)

Scotland 3 v Cyprus 0, 25 March 2023

Scotland 2 v Spain 0, 28 March 2023

England (Group C)

Italy 1 v England 2, 23 March 2023

England 2 v Ukraine 0, 26 March 2023

Turkiye, Wales (Group D)

Armenia 1 v Turkiye 2, 25 March 2023

Croatia 1 v Wales 1, 25 March 2023

Turkiye  0 v Croatia 2, 28 March 2023

Wales 1 v Latvia 0, 28 March 2023

Azerbaijan (Group F)

Austria 4 v Azerbaijan 1, 24 March 2023

Sweden 5 v Azerbaijan 0, 27 March 2023

Northern Ireland (Group H)

San Marino 0 v Northern Ireland 2, 23 March 2023

Northern Ireland 0 v Finland 1, 26 March 2023

About Euro 2024

Euro 2024 will feature a total of 24 teams. The finals of the tournament will run for a month, from 14 June to 14 July 2024, and take place in a variety of venues across Germany next year.

Germany automatically qualifies for the Euro 2024 finals as tournament hosts. The remaining 23 places will be determined through the qualifying games, with twenty nations earning their place from the group stage and a further three from the play-offs.

In total 53 of UEFA’s 55 member associations are competing, plus Germany which has already qualified. The remaining member, Russia, was banned from the competition in September 2022 following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Euro 2024 Groups

The qualifying draw took place in Frankfurt on Sunday 9 October 2022. With Germany already qualified as hosts and Russia banned, the remaining 53 teams were split into ten groups.

There are seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams. The top two from each group will qualify for the final tournament.

Group A: Spain, Scotland, Norway, Georgia, Cyprus

Group B: Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Gibraltar

Group C: Italy, England, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Malta

Group D: Croatia, Wales, Armenia, Türkiye, Latvia

Group E: Poland, Czechia, Albania, Faroe Islands, Moldova

Group F: Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Estonia

Group G: Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Lithuania

Group H: Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland, San Marino

Group I: Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Kosovo, Belarus, Andorra

Group J: Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Liechtenstein

The next round of group matches for Euro 2024 are in June. Games are scheduled to take place on 16-17 June, followed by another series of matches on 19-20 June.