Euro 2024: Which teams have already qualified for round of 16?

Eleven teams have already qualified for the Euro 2024 knockout stages while the teams in Group E and F are yet to play their final matchday of the group stages.

Denmark and Slovenia joined Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France, England and Netherlands to qualify for the Euro 2024 round of 16.

How did Germany qualify?

Host nation Germany became the first team to qualify for the round of 16 after its 2-0 win against Hungary. Julian Nagelsmann’s men opened its campaign with a 5-1 win against Scotland and is confirmed of at least a top two spot.

Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrates with Jamal Musiala and Ilkay Gundogan after winning against Hungary.
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Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrates with Jamal Musiala and Ilkay Gundogan after winning against Hungary.
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How did Spain qualify?

Spain was the second team to book its place in the Round of 16 as Group B winner after a 1-0 win against defending champion Italy. La Roja started its campaign with a 3-0 win against Croatia.

Spain players celebrate after the Italy match.
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Spain players celebrate after the Italy match.
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How did Portugal qualify?

Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal is the latest team to qualify for the Round of 16 after its win against Turkey. It reaches the next round as Group F winner after opening its campaign with a 2-1 win against the Czech Republic.

How did Switzerland qualify?

Switzerland’s Dan Ndoye and team celebrate goal against Germany.
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Switzerland’s Dan Ndoye and team celebrate goal against Germany.
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Switzerland finished its Group A matches second in the standings confirming its spot in the Round of 16.

It opened its campaign with a 3-1 win over Hungary but drew against Scotland. In its final matchday, it drew 1-1 against Germany to end its group stage with five points.

How did Italy qualify?

Italy ended its Group B second in the standings with four points ahead of Croatia confirming its spot in the Round of 16.

Italy opened its campaign with a 2-1 win over Albania, It lost by a solitary goal against leader Spain however it drew 1-1 against Croatia thanks to a last gasp goal by Mattia Zaccagni to go past Croatia in the standings.

How did France qualify?

France’s Kylian Mbappe.
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France’s Kylian Mbappe.
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France had already qualified before it could play its game against Poland since Albania lost to Spain in Group B.

France opened its campaign with a 1-0 win over Austria but had a goalless draw against Netherlands. France had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Poland to ends its group stage second, one point behind Austria.

How did England qualify?

England’s Harry Kane.
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England’s Harry Kane.
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England qualified before it could play its game against Slovenia since Albania lost to Spain in Group B.

After two matches, England had four points to its name which is enough to confirm at least a third place finish in Group C and enough to be the top-four third placed teams across all groups.

How did Netherlands qualify?

Memphis Depay of the Netherlands.
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Memphis Depay of the Netherlands.
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Netherlands had already qualified before it could play its game against Austria since Albania lost to Spain in Group B.

Netherlands opened its campaign with a 2-1 win over Poland but had to settle for a draw against France after a Xavi Simons goal was turned down by VAR. It lost its final game to Austria after a late Sabitzer goal to end the Group D in third with four points.

Four points is enough for Netherlands to qualify as one of the four third-best teams for Euro 2024 round of 16.

How did Austria qualify?

Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer.
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Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer.
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Austria beat Netherlands to end its group stage on top with six points to its name.

It lost to France in the opening match followed by a 3-1 win over Poland, Austria beat Netherlands 3-2 to ends Group D on top over France by one point.

How did Denmark qualify?

Denmark settled for a goalless draw against Serbia and finished the group stage second with three points.

Both Denmark and Serbia has the same stats after the three group stage matches but the Danes finished second because:

According to Article 23 of UEFA rules, if the five criteria keep two sides equal, then the overall European Qualifiers rankings come into play for table standings.

According to the rankings there, Denmark is ranked ninth while Slovenia is 15th. Since the former has a better rank here, it finished above Slovenia in the Group standings on Tuesday.

How did Slovenia qualify?

Slovenia played out a goalless draw against England and finished the group stage third with three points. It had the same stats but still qualified third because:

According to Article 23 of UEFA rules, if the five criteria keep two sides equal, then the overall European Qualifiers rankings come into play for table standings.

According to the rankings there, Denmark is ranked ninth while Slovenia is 15th. Since the former has a better rank here, it finished above Slovenia in the Group standings on Tuesday.

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