Germany beat Turkey to host Euro 2024, after UEFA’s executive committee voted on Thursday. The decision means that for the first time Germany will stage the European Championship as a unified country, with West Germany having hosted the 1988 tournament.
Turkey is yet to host a major international football tournament having previously attempted to host the Euros in 2008, 2012 and 2016. As well as a failed bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Whilst Germany recently staged the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Euro 2024 will return to a single-host format after the Pan-European tournament in 2020 – which will also include Germany.
UEFA’s report stated that the main issues surrounding Turkey’s bid was the ack of an action plan in the area of human rights and limited hotel capacity in many cities were matters "of concern". It also labelled the scale of transport infrastructure work required "a risk".