Germany has won the right to host the 2024 European Championship, beating Turkey in a vote by UEFA's Executive Committee. This is to be the first time Germany will host the tournament since 1988, the UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin announced Thursday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
"The procedure was transparent, the vote was democratic. Every democratic decision is the right decision," Ceferin said.
The announcement was met with broad smiles and cheers from German Football Assocation (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel and the rest of his delegation.
"I would like to thank the UEFA Executive Committee for the unbelievable trust," Grindel said. "I feel a sense of responsibility. We know what this tournament means. We will do everything in our power to live up to the expectations."
Grindel was also quoted as saying Germany had won by a vote of 12-4 with one invalid ballot cast.