Germany escapes Hammer group at home European Championship

An exciting but detachable group awaits the German national soccer team at the home European Championship next year. This was the result of the draw on Saturday evening in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

National coach Julian Nagelsmann will be taking on the German senior national team at the 2024 European Championships Hungary, Scotland and with that Switzerland to do.

As host, the three-time European champion opens the tournament on June 14th in Munich against Scotland. The other games will take place in Stuttgart (June 19th) against Hungary and in Frankfurt/Main (June 23rd) against Switzerland.

The DFB selection played against Hungary in both the 2022/23 Nations League season and at the last European Championship. There was no win in the three games (one defeat, two draws).

Scotland was most recently an opponent of the German national team in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. The DFB team last played against Switzerland in 2020 as part of the Nations League.

Progressing will probably be much more difficult for Ralf Rangnick’s Austrians, who were able to convince against Nagelsmann’s team in Vienna recently. Austria will face France, the Netherlands and the winner of playoff tournament A in Group D, i.e. Poland, Estonia, Wales or Finland.

Group B with Spain, Croatia, Italy and Albania also promises to be very exciting.

Round of 16 against Spain or England?

The two group winners and the four best third-placed teams reach the round of 16, where Germany could face Spain or England. England are in Group C with Slovenia, Denmark and Serbia.

National coach Julian Nagelsmann arrived in Hamburg on time despite the difficult journey due to the heavy snowfall. However, his assistant coaches Benjamin Glück and Sandro Wagner did not travel.

Völler and association president Bernd Neuendorf had already arrived in Hamburg before Saturday as important representatives of the European Championship hosts. During the one-hour gala, star tenor Jonas Kaufmann and star violinist David Garrett performed in the concert hall; the drawing of the tickets lasted about 20 minutes.