Germany will host the UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament after beating off a challenge from Turkey.
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin made the announcement at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, in front of representatives of the two bidding associations.
Following the final presentations of the two applicants, Germany and Turkey, the UEFA Executive Committee deliberated and voted to select the hosts of UEFA EURO 2024, under the supervision of an independent notary.
In the ballot, the 17 members of the UEFA Executive Committee entitled to vote were asked to indicate their preferred bid.
Germany received 12 votes against four Turkey, with one abstention, when the results of the bidding were announced.
Euro 2024 will feature 24 teams with 51 games scheduled to take place across Germany in June and July.
The Olympiastadion in Berlin will stage the final, while matches will also take place at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf, Waldstadion in Frankfurt, Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen,Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Allianz Arena in Munich and the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart.
Let me offer my congratulations to both the German and Turkish football associations for their excellent bids.
I am really looking forward to another celebration of the best of European national team football in 2024 and I know that Germany will be fantastic hosts and that we will see a wonderful tournament both on and off the pitch.
The President of the German FA (DFB) Reinhard Grindel, said:
I would like to thank the UEFA Executive Committee for its trust and confidence. I am fully aware of the responsibility and how much this tournament means to UEFA. Tomorrow we will start doing all we can to meet the high expectations you have of us.
Image: The Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the final of the 2024 Euros.