Germany will host the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, after beating Turkey in the final bid presentations at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday.
Germany were seen as the front runners, after successfully organising the 2006 World Cup.
Turkey have now failed four times to host an international football tournament, after losing to Austria and Switzerland (2008), Poland and Ukraine (2012) and France in the championship’s 2016 edition.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin indicated that the voting procedure was “transparent”, while adding that “Every democratic decision is the right decision," Reuters reported.
German bid ambassador Philip Lahm said why he thought his country had won the bid. "We have amazing stadiums, fans who love football, first and foremost we have people who love celebrating with other Europeans,"
Lahm, a World Cup winner in 2014, added: “We will organise a huge football party in Germany.”