European Championships

France wins Euro 2016 vote

May 28, 2010
By Soccernet staff
France has been chosen as the host nation for Euro 2016, beating rivals Italy and Turkey to the honour at a ceremony in Geneva on Friday afternoon.

UEFA president Michel Platini, who was not allowed to have an input in the bidding process, announced that his home country had won the right to host the tournament - the first to include 24 nations.

Platini said: "The position of the president of UEFA being French is complex and let me say we have had three exceptional bids. It ...

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