Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa’s executive committee on Thursday.#
The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland.
The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship for the first time as a unified country, with West Germany having hosted the 1988 tournament.
Turkey is yet to host a major international football tournament.
It has seen previous attempts to host the Euros in 2008, 2012 and 2016 fail, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympics. Germany staged the 2006 World Cup.
Euro 2024 will feature 24 teams, taking place in June and July, with 51 games scheduled for up to 32 days.
Berlin will stage the final, while matches will also take place in Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.
Germany and Turkey were the only countries in the running for Euro 2024 and, in the build up, an evaluation report by Uefa stated Turkey’s bid had risks.
The report added that Turkey’s lack 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”.