UEFA confirmed on Thursday that Germany will host the 2024 Euro after winning the bid with Turkey.
After seeing off Turkey’s challenge, Germany is set to host 2024 Euro.
After the 2006 World Cup, it will be the first major international tournament staged in Germany. The team won the Euro thrice, however they won the tournament last back in 1996.
Former German captain Philipp Lahm served as an ambassador for the bid. They will host the games in 10 cities. The top stadiums are Bayern’s Allianz Arena, Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion and Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Leipzig and Frankfurt are also included.
Portugal are currently the Euro champions after they won the title in 2016 beating hosts France in the final. The Euro 2024 will return to the traditional arrangement of a single host nation. However, Euro 2020 is set to take place in 12 cities spread across the continent.
Olympic Stadium will host the final of the 24-team tournament. 51 games are scheduled for up to 32 days in June and July. Turkey will consider themselves very unlucky as they lost their fourth bid in the past five Euro bidding races.
Turkey’s bid was marked down because of the airports, railways, roads and stadiums. Particularly, because its economy is struggling. While ermany’s hotel stock, stadiums and transport infrastructure are in place and of high quality.
The 2014 World champions have almost 300,000 more tickets to sell, and promises ‘sizeable and reliable revenues’ for UEFA. They have also net capacity of 2.78 million seats compared to Turke’s 2.49 million. A currency crisis in Turkey has seen the lira lose almost half its value against UEFA’s working currency in the past year.