DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach Says Germany Is Considering Bid To Host Euro 2024
German Football Federation (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach has said that the organization "is mulling a bid to host the 2024 European Championships," according to the DEUTSCHE WELLE. It "might all depend on what slice of the action Germany gets" in hosting a pan-European tournament in '20. Niersbach said that his organization "was considering an application to host the tournament, but that the decision would have to wait." Niersbach also said that Germany "would wait to see if it was chosen to host the final phase" -- the semifinals and final -- of Euro 2020. He said, "UEFA will announce the 13 host cities in September 2014 ... Thereafter we will be able to decide what to do. If we look at the European map, we can say with assurance -- and not arrogance -- that we have the ability to organize such a complex tournament" (DEUTSCHE WELLE, 7/20).