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Germany pledges 'perfect' Euro 2024 in heart of Europe

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - Germany on Tuesday submitted its official bid book for Euro 2024, saying the tournament would offer "perfect" organisation and an atmosphere to match as it looks to land its first major soccer event since the 2006 World Cup.

Turkey is the only other country bidding but Germany is seen as the clear favourite to stage the tournament in six years time.

European soccer's ruling body UEFA is set to announce the winner on Sept. 27.

Germany's 2006 World Cup was hugely successful, with stadiums sold out and hundreds of thousands of fans gathering in outdoor viewing areas as easy rail and road access within Europe attracted large numbers of foreign visitors.

That tournament, however, has since been at the heart of several investigations in Germany and Switzerland over alleged payment irregularities.

Turkey is expected to submit its bid book later this week, UEFA said.

UEFA will evaluate the bid books and publish a written report on each one by September.

The 2020 European Championship will be staged at venues across Europe to mark UEFA's 60th anniversary.

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