Germany is to host the 2024 European Champions, having beaten off perennial bridesmaids in the major events space Turkey.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin made the announcement yesterday at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, in front of representatives of the two bidding associations.

Following the final presentations of the two applicants, Germany and Turkey, the UEFA Executive Committee deliberated and voted to select the hosts of UEFA EURO 2024, under the supervision of an independent notary.

In the ballot, the 17 members of the UEFA Executive Committee entitled to vote were asked to indicate their preferred bid.

The ballot produced the following results:

Germany – 12 votes
Turkey – 4 votes
Invalid – 1

“I am really looking forward to another celebration of the best of European national team football in 2024,” said Ceferin, “and I know that Germany will be fantastic hosts and that we will see a wonderful tournament both on and off the pitch.”

The president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, said: “I would like to thank the UEFA Executive Committee for its trust and confidence. I am fully aware of the responsibility and how much this tournament means to UEFA. Tomorrow we will start doing all we can to meet the high expectations you have of us.”

The draw for the qualifying groups of Euro 2020, where Ireland will host four games at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, will take place in Dublin on Sunday, December 2nd.