UEFA sees German EM-application on the front

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The German bid to host the European football championship in 2024 performs better than Turkish. This is the result of the evaluation report, the UEFA six days before the election of the sponsor’s published.

Germany would, according to the UEFA report on the evaluation of a more suitable host for the European Championships in 2024. The application of the German football Association (DFB) performs well in the assessment by the Union of European football is significantly better than that of the Turkish Association of TFF. The UEFA writes of an “inspiring, creative and very professional Vision” of the DFB, whose campaign has no serious flaws.

“The report shows that we have taken our work in the past few months, seriously, and UEFA acknowledges our Strengths,” said EM-Ambassador Philipp Lahm, would rise in the case of the award to the tournament boss: “that’s Why we carry on in this way and highlight the transparency and sustainability of our application. We hope that we will win, because Germany is the right place for the right to host the European Championships in 2024.”

Risk Of Economic Crisis

In the Turkish application, the “Lack of an action plan in matters of human rights is problematic,” writes UEFA. In addition, the roof Association of the risk that the planned public investment “could be as a result of the recent economic developments” in the country “under pressure”. Turkey controls currently in an economic crisis, the Turkish Lira had lost much of their value.

Uncertainty Factor For The Turkish Lira

According to UEFA, should and must be invested in Turkey, but several billion Euro in infrastructure. The extent of the necessary Work, “poses in the light of the given time-frame at risk”. The promised tax guarantees were not also “fully” compliant with “the applicable laws and obligations under applicable international law”.

In the assessment of the DFB-application, UEFA points out that “the German authorities had cancelled the tax exemption” and pay tax on “winnings” would be. In contrast to the possible orientation in Turkey, the roof should the Association pay in addition to rent for the stadiums. The prices were “reasonable”. The DFB advertises with large Fanfesten and a total of 2.78 million seats for the 51 games (Turkey: 2.49 million seats).

“Confirmation of our work”

“The report is a confirmation for our work of the past months”, said DFB-application-in-chief Markus Stenger: “we are pleased that our in all the areas of transparent and evidence-based application of the UEFA is rated as inspiring, creative and very professional. A great team work of all our partners from politics, business, sports and civil society, have a large share.”

The UEFA Executive Committee assigns the tournament on 27. September, in Nyon. Expected to be 17 officials are going to vote, the ballot is secret. The EXCO-members may, but need not, include the results of the evaluation report in its decision.

ck/sn (sid, dpa, FA)


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