Germany will host the 17th UEFA European Championship in 2024 - and Scotland are firmly on course to book their place at next summer’s showpiece finals.
Having missed out on a place at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year, Scotland are now determined to ensure they will be involved at another major tournament and a maximum of 12 points represents a record start for the men’s national side.
Euro 2024 will take place in TEN host cities including the capital, Berlin, with nine other venues in across the country situated in Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf.
Here are the list of 10 venues and cities where Scotland could potentially play their group matches should they qualify:
1. Allianz Arena - Munich (75,000 capacity)
Home to around 1.6 million people, Munich is Germany’s third largest city and a destination brimming with history, art galleries, parks and beer gardens. The iconic Allianz Arena served up a memorable 2012 Champions League final, when Chelsea defied home advantage to beat Bayern on penalties. Notably hosted: 2012 UEFA Champions League final, EURO 2020 quarter-final
2. Red Bull Arena - Leipzig (47,069 capacity)
Leipzig is steeped in culture and history, not least the peaceful demonstrations in 1989 which captured the mood as Germany moved toward reunification. Home to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, the stadium features a state-of-the-art roof – opened in 2004, having been rebuilt inside the shell of the old Zentralstadion, the biggest stadium in the former East Germany. Notably hosted: 2006 World Cup group stage and round of 16 games
3. Olympiastadion - Berlin (74,649 capacity)
Germany’s capital since reunification in 1990, Berlin is one of the country’s most exciting and diverse places to visit. Top tourist attractions in a city bursting with history and culture include the Brandenburg Gate and the 368m-tall TV tower, offering sweeping views from its observation deck. The biggest venue at EURO 2024. Notably hosted: 2006 FIFA World Cup final, 2015 UEFA Champions League final
4. RheinEnergieStadion - Cologne (50,000 capacity)
A city with a rich history, Cologne sits on the River Rhine and is home to more than one million inhabitants, as well as Germany’s most visited landmark: the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter. The home ground of FC Köln, this venue was reconstructed to stage matches at the 2006 World Cup and since 2010 has been the regular venue for Germany’s Women’s Cup final. Notably hosted: 2020 UEFA Europa League final