The grand journey towards the finals of Euro 2024, the European football festival to be held in Germany in June and July next year, has begun. From the first match of the preliminaries, big matches continue to draw attention.

Excluding host country Germany, only 23 countries can qualify for the finals. 53 countries will be divided into 10 groups for the preliminaries, and the top 2 teams in each group will advance directly to the finals, while the remaining three spots will be determined through playoffs.

Through the preliminary draw, defending champion Italy, runner-up England lost to Italy, Ukraine advanced to the quarterfinals, and North Macedonia, which shocked Italy to be eliminated from the 2022 Qatar World Cup finals, were tied to Group C and became the group of death.

And on the 24th (Korean time)메이저놀이터, Italy and England clash from the first leg of Group C. It is at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Napoli’s home stadium, where Kim Min-jae plays. From England’s point of view, they have to repay the pain of having to give up the championship cup in a penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final, which inflated their dream of winning the first ever championship. But it doesn’t look like it will be easy. Even after Euro 2020, they faced Italy twice through the European Nations League, but failed to win with 1 draw and 1 loss. Son Heung-min’s best friend, Harry Kane (Tottenham), is challenging the record for most goals in an English A match (54 goals). Italy, which suffered the humiliation of not being able to participate in the World Cup, should announce its health through Euro 2024.

In the first match of Group F, which will be held on the 25th, Belgium, which heralded the end of the golden generation through the Qatar World Cup, will face off against Sweden, where 42-year-old goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) has returned to the squad.

In the first leg of Group B on the 26th, Qatar World Cup scorer Kilian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) captains France and the Netherlands, who showed off their young blood in the Qatar World Cup, clash.

In the first leg of Group A between Spain and Norway, there was interest in whether Elling Hollan (Manchester City), who had not been able to participate in the Qatar World Cup, would continue his goal storm in the English Premier League (EPL). On the same day, Qatar World Cup third place Croatia and Wales will face off in Group D.

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