Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament

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Germany has beaten Turkrey to host Euro 2004 after a vote by Uefa executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland.

The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship for the first time as a unified country with West Germany having hosted the 1998 tournament.

It has seen previous attempts to host the Euros in 2008, 2012 and 2016 fail, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympics. Germany staged the 2006 World Cup.

Euro 2024 will return to a single host format after Euro 2020 is held across Europe, including Germany.

Before announcing the winner, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said Germany and Turkey had made very strong bids. After announcing the winner, he added: The procedure was transparent. The voting was democratic.

Every democratic decision is the right decision so I can only say I am looking forward to seeing a fantastic Euro in 2024. Euro 2024 will feature 24 teams, taking place in June and July, with 51 games scheduled for up to 32 days.

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