Euro 2024 Group E Preview: Match Schedule and Venues As Ukraine Join Belgium, Slovakia, and Romania

Euro 2024 Group E Preview: Match Schedule and Venues As Ukraine Join Belgium, Slovakia, and Romania

Joel Reyes
March 27, 2024 at 5:34 AM
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  • Ukraine defeated Iceland to qualify for the 2024 European Championship
  • They punched their ticket to Euro 2024 after claiming a 2-1 win on Tuesday
  • Ukraine will be placed in Group E alongside Belgium, Slovakia, and Romania

Ukraine's quest to win their first-ever European Championship is still very much alive.

They defeated Iceland in the play-off finals on Tuesday night to qualify for Euro 2024.

Here's all you need to know about the contenders in Group E as well as the match schedule and venues for the six games to be played, with Ukraine punching their ticket to Germany.

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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, Ukraine's Mykhailo Mudryk, Slovakia's Martin Dubravka, and Romania's George Puscas. Images: GERRIT VAN COLOGNE/ Lars Baron/ Carlos Rodrigues/ Vasile Mihai-Antonio.
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Euro 2024 Group E teams

Ukraine

Ukraine had to work hard for their Euro 2024 spot. They had to play additional games in the qualifying play-offs after they finished third in Group C behind England and Italy.

Ukraine were assigned to Path B, where they faced Bosnia and Herzegovina in the semi-finals. They recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 win in that contest to arrange a final clash with Iceland in Poland.

Just like in the game against Bosnia, Ukraine conceded the first goal against Iceland. Albert Gudmundsson opened the scoring in the play-off finals with a strike in the 30th minute.

There's no quit with Ukraine, though, who scored two goals in the second half to record the comeback win. Viktor Tsyhankov equalised in the 54th minute before Mykhailo Mudryk scored the match-winner in the 84th minute.

This will be their fourth appearance in the European Championship. Their best finish in the tournament came in Euro 2020 when they reached the quarter-finals.

Belgium

Belgium booked their spot in Euro 2024 with ease, going undefeated in the qualifying round to finish top of Group F.

They finished with 20 points after recording six wins and two draws. Romelu Lukaku led the way for the Red Devils in the group stage, scoring 14 goals.

Euro 2024 will be Belgium's seventh appearance in the European Championship. Their best finish in the tournament came in 1980 when they reached the final.

Slovakia

Slovakia qualified for Euro 2024 after finishing second in Group J. They recorded seven wins, two losses and one draw in the group stage to finish with 22 points.

Euro 2024 will be their sixth appearance in the European Championship (including Czechoslovakia's stints in the Euros). Their best finish in the tournament came in 1976 when Czechoslovakia captured the title.

Romania

Romania secured their place in Euro 2024 after they finished top of Group I. They went unbeaten in the group stage, recording six victories and four draws.

Euro 2024 will be Romania's fifth appearance in the European Championship. Their best finish in the tournament came in Euro 2000 when they reached the quarter-finals.

Euro 2024 Group E Schedule and Venues

Romania vs. Ukraine (Matchday 1)

Ukraine will open their Euro 2024 campaign against Romania on June 17.

The opening game of Group E will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich, with kick-off set at 3:00 pm local time.

They last faced each other in a friendly match in May 2016, with Ukraine recording a 4-3 victory.

Belgium vs. Slovakia (Matchday 1)

Belgium will open their Euro 2024 campaign against Slovakia on June 17.

That Group E match will take place at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, with kick-off set at 6:00 pm local time.

They last squared off in a friendly match in February 2013, with Belgium recording a 2-1 win.

Slovakia vs. Ukraine (Matchday 2)

Slovakia and Ukraine will lock horns on June 21 for their second game in Group E.

That match will take place at Düsseldorf Arena, with kick-off set at 3:00 pm local time.

They last squared off in the UEFA Nations League in November 2018, with Slovakia recording a 4-1 win.

Belgium vs Romania (Matchday 2)

Belgium and Romania will square off on June 22 for their second match in Group E.

That contest will take place at Cologne Stadium, with kick-off set at 9:00 pm local time.

They last locked horns in a friendly match in November 2011, with Belgium recording a 2-1 victory.

Slovakia vs. Romania (Matchday 3)

Slovakia and Romania will lock horns on June 26 for their final match in Group E.

That game will be staged at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, with kick-off set at 6:00 pm local time.

They last squared off in a friendly match in August 2013, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Ukraine vs. Belgium (Matchday 3)

Ukraine and Belgium will square off on June 26 for their final game in Group E.

That match will be staged at MHP Arena in Stuttgart, with kick-off set at 6:00 pm local time.

This will be the first meeting between the two nations.

Poland and Georgia qualify for Euro 2024

Sports Brief recently reported on Poland and Georgia's wins in the play-off finals.

Poland defeated Wales via a post-match shootout to punch their ticket to Germany.

Georgia advanced for the first time in their history with Tuesday's win against Greece.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.