Germany wins 2024 European Championship Hosting right

Germany wins 2024 European Championship Hosting right

Germany have been given the right to stage the 2024 European Championship after beating Turkey in a vote by UEFA’s executive committee in Nyon.

Germany, who are Three-time winners of the competition, hosted the event in 1988 and have also staged the 1974 and 2006 World Cups.

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium is expected to host the final of the 24-team competition, with a total of 51 games scheduled for up to 32 days in June and July.

The nine other cities that will be used for games include Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.

This is Turkey’s fourth defeat in the last five Euro bidding races and they had been hoping to mark the republic’s 100th anniversary in 2024 by staging their first major international football tournament.

Speaking at the announcement ceremony, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “They were very strong bids from two big footballing countries but unfortunately only one could win.

“The procedure was transparent and the vote was democratic and I believe every democratic decision is the right one. I can only say I’m looking forward to going to the tournament in 2024.”

Grindel and Germany’s bid ambassador Philipp Lahm thanked the ExCo for their support and promised to deliver a memorable 17th edition of the Euro 2024 Championship.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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