Germany wins Euro 2024 vote
Germany will host the 2024 European Championship finals after seeing off a bid from Turkey in a UEFA executive committee vote.
At a meeting in UEFA headquarters in Nyon, the committee voted 12 to four to back the German bid, which had been the favourite.
The decision marks a return to singlecountry hosting for UEFA after the planned pan-European tournament in 2020, when games will be staged at 12 cities across the continent, including Wembley Stadium, which will host the semi-finals and Final.
Turkey faced an uphill struggle to win support for its bid after a preliminary UEFA report raised concerns about several issues, including human rights and travel infrastructure.
In contrast, UEFA assessed the German bid as “comfortably meeting overall expectations when it comes to political aspects, social responsibility, sustainability and human rights”.
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