Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host event

    Story highlights

    • Germany wins right to host Euro 2024
    • UEFA members voted at the organization's HQ, Switzerland
    • Competition will be held in June 2024

    (CNN)Germany has won the right to host the 2024 European Football Championships -- fending off competition from Turkey.

    Seventeen UEFA executive committee members voted in favor of the German bid at the organization's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
    The decision is another blow to Turkey's dreams of hosting a major sporting event. It has previously failed bids to host Euro 2008, 2012 and 2016 and the 2020 Olympic Games.
    The 2024 edition will see a return to the tournament's traditional format, with Euro 2020 being hosted in 12 different cities across the continent, to mark 60 years of the competition.
    The Allianz Arena will host the final of Euro 2024, the competition's 17th edition.