GROUP AGROUP BGROUP CGROUP DGROUP EGROUP F
24 teams are separated into the following groups:

Each team plays each of the other teams in the group once, with 3 points awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and none for a defeat.

The group stage schedule is as follows:

The team named first is considered the home team for kit selection purposes.

On completion of the scheduled group fixtures, final group standings are compiled with the top 2 in each group going through to the knock-out stages, along with the 4 best third-placed teams. In total, 16 teams progress through to the knock-out rounds.

EQUITY OF POINTS IN GROUP STAGE

If 2 or more teams in the same group are equal when all group games have been played, the following criteria are applied in order to determine the final rankings:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played among the teams in question
  2. Superior goal difference from the matches played among the teams in question
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played among the teams in question
  4. If after applying a-c, teams still have an equal ranking, a-c are applied exclusively to the matches between the remaining teams to determine their final ranking. If this does not lead to a decision and teams are still equal, the following criteria apply:
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches
  7. Higher number of wins in all group matches
  8. The higher position in this ranking list:
    1. Belgium
    2. France
    3. England
    4. Croatia
    5. Portugal
    6. Spain
    7. Switzerland
    8. Italy
    9. Netherlands
    10. Germany
    11. Denmark
    12. Sweden
    13. Poland
    14. Wales
    15. Ukraine
    16. Austria
    17. Turkey
    18. Republic of Ireland
    19. Russia
    20. Iceland
    21. Czech Republic
    22. Scotland
    23. Finland
    24. North Macedonia

CRITERIA FOR THIRD-PLACED QUALIFICATION

To determine the 4 best third-placed teams, the following criteria are applied:

  1. Higher number of points
  2. Superior goal difference
  3. Higher number of goals scored
  4. Higher number of wins
  5. The higher position in this ranking list:
    1. Belgium
    2. France
    3. England
    4. Croatia
    5. Portugal
    6. Spain
    7. Switzerland
    8. Italy
    9. Netherlands
    10. Germany
    11. Denmark
    12. Sweden
    13. Poland
    14. Wales
    15. Ukraine
    16. Austria
    17. Turkey
    18. Republic of Ireland
    19. Russia
    20. Iceland
    21. Czech Republic
    22. Scotland
    23. Finland
    24. North Macedonia

KNOCK-OUT STAGE STRUCTURE

The four best third-placed teams are assigned their opponents by the following structure:

The 6 group winners, the 6 runners up, and the 4 best third-placed teams play the round of 16 as follows: