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Germany considering bid for Euro 2024
Published : 20 Jul 2013 11:02:17Rss feed
German Football Federation (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach says his country are considering a bid to host the European Championships in 2024.
In an interview published Saturday, Niersbach told Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that Germany would consider bidding for the tournament if they are not chosen to host the final phase -- the semi-finals and final -- of the Europe-wide 2020 competition.
"If we look at the European map, we can say with assurance -- and not arrogance -- that we have the ability to organise such a complex tournament," he said.
However, any such bid would be dependant on Germany's level of participation in the hosting of the 2020 tournament, which will take place across 13 countries.
"UEFA will announce the 13 host cities in September 2014...Thereafter we will be able to decide what to do," added Niersbach.
"Should we relinquish our plan to host the semi-finals and final (in 2020) in order to host the whole tournament in 2024?"
Germany last hosted a tournament at the 2006 World Cup but have not hosted a Euros since 1988.
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