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Deschamps: France still not over Euro final loss


Germany beats challenge of Turkey to host 2024 European Championship

Ian Darke and the ESPN FC crew explain why Germany are in need of a fresh start following their goalless draw against France.

Germany will host the 2024 European Championship, UEFA announced in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday.

The country was chosen over Turkey, the only other bidder to stage the tournament, in a vote by members of the UEFA executive committee.

Seventeen of the 20 members voted, with German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel and Turkish counterpart Servet Yardimci not allowed to vote and Sweden's Lars-Christer Olsson missing the vote due to health problems.

Speaking from the podium in the aftermath...

UEFA concerned by Turkey's human rights record amid Euro 2024 bid

UEFA expressed concerns about Turkey's approach to guaranteeing human rights in its evaluation of the bid submitted by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to host Euro 2024.

The report, released on Friday, acknowledged that the TFF said it remained committed to guaranteeing personal freedoms in its formal presentation but offered no substantial proof of that responsibility.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly cracked down on political dissent during his presidency, especially since a failed military...

Spain considers launching bid to host Euro 2028 or 2030 World Cup

Steve Nicol and Brian McBride react to Spain's relentless domination of World Cup runners-up Croatia in a surprising UEFA Nations League result.

The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reportedly sought the backing of Spain's government for a bid to host either the 2028 European Championship or the 2030 World Cup.

On Wednesday, Luis Rubiales attended a protocol meeting between FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at La Moncloa, the official residency of Spain's head of government.

El Pais reported that among the issues raised was the possibility that Spain could stage a major...

Didier Deschamps: France still not over loss in Euro 2016 final

ESPN's Charlie Gibson is in St Petersburg to take in all the sights and sounds of France's World Cup semifinal win over Belgium.

France coach Didier Deschamps admitted that his players have still not digested their defeat in the Euro 2016 final but suggested that winning this summer's World Cup might change that, after Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0 in the semifinal on Tuesday.

It was only two years ago that France reached the European Championship final on home soil, only to lose to Portugal in extra-time, and Deschamps told TF1 that result was still weighing on the team's minds.

"Yes, we are in another final -- two...