Germany wins race to host Euro 2024

UEFA has selected Germany as the host of Euro 2024, with the heavyweight football nation's bid holding sway over Turkey.

The UEFA European Championship trophy.   -  Getty Images

Germany will host Euro 2024 after seeing off a rival bid from Turkey, UEFA has confirmed. It will be the first major international tournament staged in the country since the 2006 World Cup.

Germany is three-time European champion, having last triumphed at Euro 96. Former Bayern Munich and Germany captain Philipp Lahm served as an ambassador for the bid, which will see games hosted in 10 cities.

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Bayern's Allianz Arena, Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion and Berlin's Olympiastadion are all included, while there will also be matches staged in Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Leipzig and Frankfurt.

Portugal is the reigning European champion after it beat host France in extra time at the final of Euro 2016. The 2024 edition returns to the traditional arrangement of a single host nation, with Euro 2020 set to take place in 12 cities spread across the continent.

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