Germany will host the 2024 European Championship, UEFA have announced
Germany was chosen over Turkey, the only other bidder prepared to host the tournament, in a vote by members of the UEFA executive committee.
Seventeen of the 20 members voted, with German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel and Turkish counterpart Servet Yardimci not allowed to vote and Sweden’s Lars-Christer Olsson missing the vote due to health problems.
Germany last staged a major tournament in 2006, when it hosted the World Cup, with the former West Germany having staged the 1988 European Championship.
In 2024, 24 teams will play in 10 German cities, with matches taking place in Berlin, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.
Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm, 34, who led the country’s campaign as the DFB’s ambassador, has been named head of the organising committee.