Euro 2024 sweepstake: As England bid for glory in Germany download your free kit

Anthony Gordon of England arrives at the stadium prior to the international friendly match between England and Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Euro 2024 is finally upon us as England get set to begin their quest for the continental crown.

It's easy to get involved in the action, too, if you download Chronicle Live's sweepstake ahead of the tournament kick-off. A random draw could dictate which nation you support this summer, though many fans will be hoping for another excuse to put their wait behind the Three Lions.

The sweepstake kits can be easily downloaded by clicking the image below, then all you need to do is divvy up the team kits with a draw. Participants decide how much to stake in the contest, as well as the size of the prize pot on offer by the time the competitions concludes.

Hosts Germany kick the campaign off against a Scotland side that flew through qualifying. They'll meet in Munich on Friday, June 14, exactly one month before a final at Berlin's Olympiastadion will decide the champion on July 14.

A summer of fun awaits football fans across the continent, but you can up the ante with a sweepstake ahead of time. However, only one lucky punter can take the grand prize come next month...

What is a sweepstake?

A sweepstake is a scheme usually organised between friends, family or colleagues around a sporting event. Participants usually pay a fee to play and are usually randomly assigned a team - but you can always play for fun and don't have to use money to compete.

If that team wins their respective tournament then the ‘owner’ of that team claims the prize. The rules can be slightly different depending on the hosts.

There could potentially be runners-up prizes, while semi-finalists hae on occasion received their entry fee back. But the main prize is always reserved for the tournament’s winner.

Download your Euro 2024 sweepstake

If you fancy taking part in a sweepstake this summer, the Echo has you covered. We’ve put together our own effort that you can download and get started right away.

All you need to do is click on the image above, print it and cut the teams out. And you’re ready to rock and roll.

The Henri Delaunay Trophy is seen ahead of UEFA Euro 2020
A total of 24 teams will compete for the Henri Delaunay trophy this summer -Credit:UEFA via Getty Images

How to watch the Euros

This summer’s Euros will be shown live across the BBC and ITV for supporters in the UK. The opening match of the tournament between Germany and Scotland will be broadcast on ITV.

England’s opening game of the Euros takes place against Serbia two days later and will be available on the BBC. The BBC have also been granted the Three Lions’ second group game against Denmark.

ITV then broadcast the final group game versus Slovenia. Both ITV and BBC have been granted the rights to show the final.

Who are favourites to win?

England are of course among the contenders and will be aiming to go one better than Euro 2020. Other favourites would likely include Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and reigning champions Italy.

In all, 24 teams will be competing for the trophy. Other potential contenders include Croatia, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.

All qualified teams

Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania, Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England, Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia, Portugal, Czech Republic