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  • Germany beats Turkey to host Euro 2024

, FILE - The April 15, 2016 file photo shows the President of German Soccer Federation Reinhard Grindel, left, posing with the coach of German national soccer team Joachim Loew after a meeting of the German Football Federation DFB in Frankfurt, Germany. UEFA will decide Thursday, Sept 27, 2018 on the host country for the 2024 soccer Euro. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

27 of September 2018 13:29:03

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Germany will host soccer's 2024 European Championship after beating Turkey in a UEFA vote.

Germany was the campaign favorite with a proven track record of hosting. Turkey is a four-time losing candidate after failed bids to host Euro 2008, 2012 and 2016.

UEFA relies on the competition to help fund 55 member federations. Revenue from the 24-team Euro 2016 in France was almost 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion). UEFA got 850 million euros ($1 billion) profit.

Germany should have about 400,000 more seats to sell than the Euro 2016 organizers. It plans to use 10 stadiums for the 51-game tournament and play the final in Berlin or Munich.

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