Germany set to bid for Euro 2024
Germany will bid to host the 2024 European Championship, the German Football Association (DFB) announced on Thursday.
The news was revealed by DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach at the 41st ordinary DFB Congress in Nurnberg following a unanimous vote by the governing body’s presidential board.
“18 years after the unique experience of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the time will be right for a new summer fairytale in Germany,” Niersbach said at the Congress, in which UEFA president Michel Platini was in attendance.
“The tournament might not have been put out to tender yet, but UEFA should know early on that they can count on our bid.
“The DFB last hosted a European Championship in 1988. We believe we have a good chance as the DFB has always given an excellent account of itself to FIFA and UEFA when hosting major tournaments in the past.”
According to the DFB, the bid for 2024 will have no impact on Munich’s application to host matches at Euro 2020 -- which is to be played across 13 different European cities.
The UEFA Executive Committee is not expected to make a decision on which country will host Euro 2024 before 2017.