Turkey sorry to miss Euro host 2016 by one vote

The Turkish president expressed on Friday sorrow to lose the bid to host Euro 2016.

Turkey sorry to miss Euro host 2016 by one vote

The Turkish president expressed on Friday sorrow to lose the bid to host Euro 2016.

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said Turkey lost the bid to host European Football Championship in 2016 with only one vote behind the winner France.

"We are sorry to miss the opportunity with only one vote," Gul told reporters.

Gul later went to the airport to return to Turkey.

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) delegates earlier on Friday picked France as the host country of EURO 2016.

Turkey and Italy were the other two bidders to host Europe's largest sports event.

France organized the championship in 1960 and 1984. Euro 2016 will be the third European soccer championship France will host.


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