Spain at Euro 2024 fixtures: Draw, teams in group, fixtures, schedule for UEFA European Championship

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Spain’s 2008 and 2012 European title defenses remain unrivaled in the history of the competition and no other side has retained the trophy before or since.

However, La Roja have struggled to match this level in the following years, failing to reach the finals of either the European or World Cups in the last decade.

Luis de la Fuente’s promotion from under-21 head coach to Luis Enrique’s place has offered a different approach to the team and they have won seven of their eight games in qualifying for Euro 2024.

Despite not having Barcelona’s first-class talent from previous years, de la Fuente can turn to some rising stars plying their trade at clubs in Catalonia, including Pedri, Lamine Yamal and Alejandro Balde, but Gavi will miss out through injury.

Spain Euro 2024 group

Spain were drawn in Group B as one of six top seeds in pot one. That status did not do them too many favours

Croatia will have a chance to avenge their penalty shootout defeat to La Roja in the Nations League final, while revenge will be on the mind of plenty of Spain’s players when they come face-to-face with Euro 2020 semifinal conquerors Italy. Despite being seeded in pot two, Albania will start as Group B outsiders.

Team GP W D L GF GA PTS
Spain
Croatia
Italy
Albania

Spain Euro 2024 group stage fixtures, schedule

Croatia are up first for Spain on the opening weekend of the competition in Berlin. Five days later, they face Italy, a fixture that will remarkably take place for a fifth consecutive European Championship.

Spain won on penalties en route to glory in 2008 and beat Italy 4-0 in the 2012 final. Antonio Conte’s Azzurri got the better of a last-16 encounter in Paris in 2016 before it was Spain’s turn to suffer penalty heartache last time around.

By contrast, Spain have never met Albania in a major tournament but have won all eight of the meetings between the two nations.

Spain Euro 2024 group stage schedule
Fixture Date Venue KO time
Spain vs. Croatia June 15, 2024 Berlin (Olympiastadion)
Spain vs. Italy June 20, 2024 Gelsenkirchen (Arena AufSchalke)
Albania vs. Spain June 24, 2024 Dusseldorf (Merkur Spiel-Arena)

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