Euro 2024: Germany announced as hosts of 2024 European championship over Turkey by UEFA

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The 2014 World Cup winning nation has won the right to stage the Euro 2024 football championships, overcoming a debate over racism involving now-retired playmaker Mesut Ozil, who is of Turkish descent.

On Thursday, Uefa voted to hand the event to Germany over Turkey, the only other bidder for the event, during a meeting at the headquarters of European football’s governing body in Nyon, Switzerland.

While Turkey have yet to host a major international tournament Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin conceded the two nations made 'very strong bids'.

"Every democratic decision is the right decision so I can only say I am looking forward to seeing a fantastic Euro in 2024."

It marks the first time the country will host the prestigious tournament as a unified nation - withWest Germany previously hosting it in 1988.