Italy Euro 2024: Group stage Opponent, fixtures, schedule, path to final in Germany

Italy Euro 2024: Group stage Opponent, fixtures, schedule, path to final in Germany

Italy Euro 2024: Group stage Opponent, fixtures, schedule, path to final in Germany

Despite starting Euro 2024 as defending champions, Italy will be acutely aware of their issues in qualifying for the tournament after a difficult start for head coach Luciano Spalletti.

Spalletti accepted the chance to replace Roberto Mancini in the summer of 2023, but qualification was secured via a worryingly narrow margins as they edged out Ukraine for an automatic spot in Germany following a goalless draw on the final matchday.

However, the Azzurri's run to the final of Euro 2020 was unexpected at the start of the competition. Few had predicted Mancini's charges would reach the showpiece or, indeed, get the better of England in the final at Wembley.

Former Napoli boss Spalletti is still working to find his best team, and goals remain an issue. Italy discovered their Euro 2024 fate in December 2023, after the group-stage draw in Hamburg.

Here is how things played out.

Italy Euro 2024 group
Italy were drawn into Group E of Euro 2024. They have been handed a tough-looking draw against Spain, Croatia, and Albania.

Group E
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Albania

Italy Euro 2024 group stage fixtures, schedule

Italy will begin their campaign against Albania on June 15 in Dortmund. They will face Spain in Gelsenkirchen on Matchday Two on June 20, and Croatia in their third match on June 24.
Fixture Date Venue KO time (Local, CET)
Italy vs. Albania Jun. 15, 2023 Dortmund (Westfalenstadion) 9 p.m.
Spain vs. Italy Jun. 20, 2023 Gelsenkirchen (Arena AufSchalke) 9 p.m.
Croatia vs. Italy Jun. 24, 2023 Leipzig (Red Bull Arena) 9 p.m.

Italy Euro 2024 path to the final

If Italy finish top of Group E, they will face the third-place team from either Group A, B, C, or D in the Round of 16. That path could see them meet France in the quarterfinals.

If they come second in their group, they will be pitted against the runners-up of Group D (the pool containing France, Austria, Netherlands and Poland).

Round of 16

Date Time (CEST) Match Location
June 29 TBD M1: 1st, Group A vs. 2nd, Group C Dortmund (Westfalenstadion)
June 29 TBD M2: 2nd, Group A vs. 2nd, Group B Berlin (Olimpiastadion)
June 30 TBD M3: 1st, Group B vs. 3rd place qualifier Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion) 
June 30 TBD M4: 1st, Group C vs. 3rd place qualifier Gelsenkirchen (Arena AufSchalke)
July 1 TBD M5: 1st, Group F vs. 3rd place qualifier Frankfurt (Waldstadion)
July 1 TBD M6: 2nd, Group D vs. 2nd, Group E Dusseldorf (Merkur Spiel-Arena)
July 2 TBD M7: 1st, Group E vs. 3rd place qualifier Munich (Allianz Arena)
July 2 TBD M8: 1st, Group D vs. 2nd, Group F Leipzig (Red Bull Arena)


Date Time (CEST) Match Location
July 5 TBD QF1: Winner, M3 vs. Winner, M1 Stuttgart (MHPArena)
July 5 TBD QF2: Winner, M5 vs. Winner, M6 Hamburg (Volksparkstadion)
July 6 TBD QF3: Winner, M7 vs. Winner, M8 Berlin (Olimpiastadion)
July 6 TBD QF4: Winner, M4 vs. Winner, M2 Dusseldorf (Merkur Spiel-Arena)


Date Time (CEST) Match Location
July 9 9 p.m. Winner, QF1 vs. Winner, QF2 Munich (Allianz Arena)
July 10 9 p.m. Winner, QF3 vs. Winner, QF4 Dortmund (Westfalenstadion)


Date Time (CEST) Match Location
July 14 9 p.m. SF winner vs. SF winner Berlin (Olimpiastadion)

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