Turkey announces candidacy to host Euro 2024

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Istanbul, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkey has announced an ambitious bid to host the 2024 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Championship, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkish Football Federation (TFF) chief Yildirim Demiroren said the proposal would be formally presented to UEFA on March 2, just before the March 3 deadline for candidates, reports Xinhua news agency.

Turkey has so far bidden three times to host the football event but lost out to France by just one vote.

“We believe that Turkey deserves to win this time,” Demiroren said.

–IANS

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