28 Sep 2018
Germany will be hosting the European Championships in 2024 after a vote by UEFA’s executive committee on Thursday.
Voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland, and Germany received 12 votes from the 17-member committee whilst Turkey received 4.
This decision means that it will be Germany’s first time hosting a major international tournament since the 2006 World Cup. It will also be the first time hosting the European Championship as a unified country, with West Germany having hosted the tournament in 1988.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said that both Germany and Turkey had made “very strong bids”.
Once the winner was announced, he went on to say: "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."
Former Germany captain and head of the nation’s bid, Philipp Lahm, told UEFA, “I’m very proud of everyone who’s worked to bring the 2024 European Championships to Germany.
“We’re looking forward to what’s ahead, we have several years to get into top shape.
“We want to have a big party with everyone together. We have a lot of plans, we want to share it all and get everyone on board. We’re looking ahead and looking forward to it.”
There will be 51 games that are scheduled to take place in up to 32 days in June and July. Matches will take place in Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart, with Berlin hosting the final.