Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Germany European Championship Host

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Germany European Championship Host

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GERMANY has won the right to stage the 2024 European Championship, beating Turkey in a vote by UEFA's executive committee in Nyon.

Three-time winners of the competition, Germany hosted the event in 1988 and has also staged the 1974 and 2006 World Cups.

Berlin's Olympic Stadium will host the final of the 24-team competition, with a total of 51 games scheduled for up to 32 days in June and July.

The nine other cities that will be used for games are Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.

This is Turkey's fourth defeat in the last five Euro bidding races and they had been hoping to mark the republic's 100th anniversary in 2024 by staging their first major international football tournament. …

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