Turkey aspires to host EURO 2024 

​​​​​​UEFA will choose between Germany and Turkey on Sept. 27

Turkey aspires to host EURO 2024 

Turkey is hoping to host the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship for the first time after bidding for four consecutive tournaments.

The UEFA Executive Committee will meet in Nyon, Switzerland, on Sept. 27 to choose the EURO 2024 host from two candidates: Turkey and Germany. 

"We hope to host EURO 2024," Turkish Football Federation President Yildirim Demiroren said on Wednesday.

Demioren also highlighted Turkey's strategic location which connects continents and young people, along with its state-of-the-art transport system, stadiums and sports investments.

UEFA also confirmed that the Turkish Football Federation has invested a lot of resources in their bid to host the tournament.

As part of the bid, Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry will promote Turkey's key tourist destinations, including Istanbul and Antalya.

"Many new stadiums have been built in Turkey and the stadiums in Germany are old and crumbling," the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports said in a statement, adding that the country is "well-prepared".

The cosmopolitan city of Istanbul with its two stadiums and new airports -- for travel from Europe, Asia and Africa -- is the top choice.

Germany has hosted the tournament earlier, but if Turkey host it this time European football would reach beyond Europe, the Turkish Football Federation said. 

The UEFA Champions League final in 2020 will also be played in Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

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