The UEFA Executive Committee will meet in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday to decide on whether Turkey or Germany will host 2024 UEFA European Football Championship (EURO 2024) on Thursday.
In April, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and the German Football Association (DFB) submitted their official bids to host Euro 2024. The tournament will return to a single-host country format after Euro 2020 is held in 12 cities across Europe. The previous edition of the tournament was hosted by France alone in 2016.
Turkey is hoping to become a first-time host, after bidding for four consecutive tournaments. Turkey has never hosted a major football tournament, bidding unsuccessfully to stage Euro 2008 with Greece and the 2012 and 2016 tournaments which respectively went to Poland/Ukraine and France.
A total of 18 UEFA officials including the president, 5 UEFA vice presidents and 12 executive committee members are eligible to participate in the voting.
A campaign dabbed “No to Racism” launched by UEFA to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance from football may shatter the hopes for Germany’s EURO 2024 hosting bid.
“The campaign to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance from football has become a major priority for UEFA in recent years – and the European body makes full use of its high-profile platforms to send out a key and unequivocal message: No to Racism,” according to UEFA.