The anticipation for the Euro 2024 tournament intensifies as the groups have been drawn, revealing potential clashes and challenging match-ups. Among the seeded teams, Poland finds itself in Group D alongside football giants France, Austria, and the Netherlands, creating what could be dubbed as the ‘group of death.’
The draw ceremony, held at the Philharmonic Hall on the Elbe River in Hamburg, unfolded with the participation of ten former European football stars.
Interestingly, the absence of the ‘Poland’ slip in any of the draw balls underscored the uncertainty of Poland’s qualification, denoted by the placeholder “winner of play-off A.”
The teams from the play-offs, akin to the other fourth-seeded teams, were the final selections. Laudrup’s hand placed Poland into Group D, a grouping previously assigned France, Austria, and the Netherlands. This assembly of formidable opponents promptly earned the moniker ‘group of death.’
The Polish squad’s journey in the tournament could kick off on June 16th against the Netherlands in Hamburg, followed by a match against Austria in Berlin five days later, culminating with a clash against France in Dortmund to conclude the group stage.
For Poland’s national team to secure their spot at Euro 2024, they must triumph in the play-offs. Estonia stands as their semi-final hurdle, with the prospect of facing either Finland or Wales in the final. These crucial matches are scheduled for March 21st and 26th next year.
The tournament itself promises excitement, spanning from June 14th to July 14th. A total of 51 matches will unfold across ten cities in Germany, including Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, among others.