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Free Lions 188 – England vs Slovakia: Another guide to Gelsenkirchen

After topping their group England will be taking on Slovakia in Gelsenkirchen for their Euro 2024 knock-out game on Sunday, and our Free Lions Fans’ Embassy team are heading back to the North Rhine, too.

The match kicks-off at 6pm local time (5pm UK) at the Arena AufSchalke and our Free Lions Fans’ Embassy team will be on hand offering assistance to travelling supporters.

Our Fans’ Embassy will be located right outside of the Gelsenkirchen Hbf at Bahnhofsvorplatz from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday and again on matchday from 10am to 4pm.

Hard copies of Free Lions 188 can be picked up from our Embassy location but if you can’t get along in time, download the digital copy here.

Free Lions 188 includes:

  • Gelsenkirchen: An introduction to the city and the home of Schalke 04
  • Slovakia: Clive Hetherington looks at Sunday’s last-16 opponents
  • Room for improvement: A look back at England’s Group C performances
  • And much more!

Click here to download Free Lions 188…

Euro 2024: Tournament guide

Ahead of the tournament we released our 164-page guide for supporters travelling to the Euros, complete with guides to all the German cities England could be playing in.

As always that includes a detailed look at transport options, venues, food and drink and much more. Our Fans’ Embassy team may have a few hard copies left on hand, so check in with them to see if you’re after a copy otherwise the digital version is still available to download – it’s worth saving on your phone just in case.

In the meantime, you can get real time updates from our Free Lions team on the following channels:

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball