Rabat - Germany has been elected to host the Euro 2024 football tournament after winning out over the rival bid from Turkey.
Rabat – Germany has been elected to host the Euro 2024 football tournament after winning out over the rival bid from Turkey.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin made the announcement at the headquarters of the European football’s governing body in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday, September 27.
Germany was elected because it presented a safe proposal over the riskier Turkish bid that offered a chance to explore new terrain.
In a report, UEFA stated that Germany had many advantages on its side, from stadiums to infrastructure and hotels, to assure a successful tournament. The report outlined concerns about Turkey’s hotel accommodation, infrastructure, and human rights.
It was the fourth time that Turkey has competed for and lost the right to host the tournament after bidding to host 2008, 2012, and 2016 tournaments.
After announcing the winner, UEFA’s president 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.”
The ambassador for the German bid, former Germany captain Philipp Lahm said, “We have amazing stadiums, fans who love football, first and foremost we have people who love celebrating with other Europeans.”
Euro 2024 will take place in June and July, bringing together the best 24 teams in Europe, with 51 matches to play.
Berlin will host the final match. The other matches will be spread over Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, and Stuttgart.