Euro 2024 Group B, Is it the Group of Death?

Group B of Euro 2024 is one of the toughest groups in the competition as it features 3 times European Champions and the defending Champions as well. It is the most talked about group which features so many football stars including experienced and young talents. The two Semi-Finalists of the last season are in this group which makes it more interesting.

Euro 2024 Group B Teams

uefa euro 2024 group b

Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Albania

Spain: The 3 times European Champions will have decent pressure throughout the competition. La Roja is the joint most successful team with Germany in the European Championship. Since winning the title in 2012, Spain is looking to bag another one. They came close to winning it last time but got eliminated in the Semi-Finals. Will they become the first team with 4 Euros?

Italy: Defending Champions Italy would make this group more interesting. The Blues are one title away from matching the most titles of Spain and Germany. They have a well-experienced and talented squad that can make this happen. Let’s see how far Italy can go this time.

Croatia: They may have not won the European title but their golden generation is capable of making history just like what they did in the 2018 World Cup. It is probably the last Euros for Luka Modric who would like to wrap his international career with a trophy. What do you think? Can Croatia upset the other European giants?

Albania: This is the only second appearance of Albania in this competition after their first appearance in 2016. Albania’s couple of wins against Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein ignited some hopes of doing better in Germany this year.

Team Squads of this group

Group B Matches Schedule

The first game of this group will be played between Spain and Croatia on 15 June 2024 at the Olympiastadion. There will be 6 games among 4 teams in this group and the last game is scheduled to be held on 24 June.

euro 2024 group b matches schedule

Match Date Time (local) Time (IST)
Spain vs Croatia 15 June 2024 6:00 pm 9:30 pm
Italy vs Albania 15 June 2024 9:00 pm 12:30 am (+1 day)
Croatia vs Albania 19 June 2024 3:00 pm 6:30 pm
Spain vs Italy 20 June 2024 9:00 pm 12:30 am (+1 day)
Albania vs Spain 24 June 2024 9:00 pm 12:30 am (+1 day)
Croatia vs Italy 24 June 2024 9:00 pm 12:30 am (+1 day)

Who are the favorites in Group B?

euro 2024 group b predictions

Being the defending Champions, Italy are one of the favorites in this group and they are likely to book a place in the knock-out round. The Blues need to win at least 2 games to confirm their spot in the Round of 16 but it won’t be that easy.

1964, 2008 and 2012 European Champions are the second favorites of the group to qualify for the next round. The young Spanish squad is not only the favorite of the group but also in the whole competition. They need one more title to become the first team with 4 Euro trophies.

Prediction: Italy and Spain to qualify for the next round.

Group B Points Table and Standings

No. Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Spain 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
2 Italy 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3 Albania 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
4 Croatia 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1

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