First Team

High success rate

Seven Wolves players have already booked their places at EURO 2024.

VfL Wolfsburg supporters can look forward to a strong contingent of Wolves players at next summer’s European Championship finals, which are being held in Germany from 14 June to 14 July 2024. In Koen Casteels, Aster Vranckx (both Belgium), Joakim Maehle, Jonas Wind (both Denmark), Cedric Zesiger (Switzerland), Vaclav Cerny (Czech Republic) and the currently injured Patrick Wimmer (Austria), seven VfL stars have already helped their respective countries qualify for the tournament.

  • Group D – Lovro Majer played a decisive role in Croatia’s 2-0 victory at Latvia, opening the scoring in the seventh minute before setting up the visitors’ second of the game nine minutes later. The win means automatic qualification for the finals is still in Croatia’s hands as they head into their final group match at home to Armenia on Tuesday evening. Another win would guarantee their place in Germany next summer, but they will qualify regardless if Wales fail to beat already qualified Turkey.
  • Group E – Cerny and Czech Republic have clinched a EURO 2024 spot. The 26-year-old watched on from the bench as his side claimed the crucial point in a 1-1 draw in Poland on Friday before beating Moldova 3-0 on Monday.
  • Group F – Belgium secured top spot in their section on Sunday evening, moving on to 20 points with a 5-0 victory over Azerbaijan. Casteels and Vranckx were both named in the starting XI, with the goalkeeper playing the whole 90 minutes and the midfielder coming off at half-time. Their VfL colleague Mattias Svanberg will not be travelling to Germany but Sweden did manage to end their qualifying campaign on a high, beating Estonia 2-0. Svanberg was brought on in the 72nd minute.
  • Group H – A 26th-minute Maehle goal from a Wind assist set Denmark on their way to a richly deserved 2-1 victory over closest challengers Slovenia on Friday evening, confirming the Danes’ place at EURO 2024.
  • Group I – Zesiger was an unused substitute as Switzerland secured qualification with a 1-1 draw at home to Kosovo on Saturday evening.
  • U21 EURO qualifiers – Kaminski victorious, Tomas beaten: Jakub Kaminski played the entire 90 minutes as Poland beat Israel 2-1 at home on Friday, but half-time substitute Tiago Tomas was unable to prevent Portugal losing 2-1 away to Greece on Monday.