Germany and Turkey keen to host Euro 2024 as both countries submit declarations of interest to UEFA
- European Championship in 2024 could be held in Germany or Turkey
- Both countries have confirmed their interest in staging the tournament
- Announcement of successful bid will take place in September 2018
Germany and Turkey will battle it out to host Euro 2024 after both countries submitted declarations of interest to UEFA in person at the European football governing body’s headquarters in Nyon.
The German Football Association (DFB) was the first to make its interest official on March 1 with president Reinhard Grindel handing over the required documentation to UEFA general secretary Theodore Theodoridis.
‘It was important to me that I personally presented our application to UEFA,’ Grindel said.
DFB president Reinhard Grindel has made Germany’s desire to host Euro 2024 clear
‘We’re confident in saying that, with our vast experience, our current stadium infrastructure and the basic conditions in Germany, we can stage an economic, first-class tournament.’
The Turkish Football Federation’s submission arrived the following day from TFF president Yildirim Demiroren.
‘The Turkish football federation has already put in bids on three occasions to host the UEFA EUROs,’ he said.
‘We are now hoping it will be fourth time lucky. Over the last few years, around 32 new stadiums have been built or are currently being constructed around the country.
Italy won the World Cup in 2006 – the last time Germany hosted a major football tournament
‘With this level of investment, Turkey is proving that it is one of the world’s leaders in its commitment to football infrastructure.’
National associations had until March 3 to submit declarations of interest.
‘It’s clear that there will be two strong bids for UEFA’s showcase national team competition, and it will be a tough decision to make for the UEFA executive committee,’ said Theodoridis.
The announcement of the successful bid will be made in September 2018.