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Germany launches bid as favorite to host Euro 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) The German soccer federation has formally launched a bid to host the 2024 European Championship.

Federation president Reinhard Grindel says it will choose 10 stadiums and work with Transparency International during bidding ahead of UEFA's decision in September 2018.

German organizers of the 2006 World Cup are criminal suspects in a Swiss federal investigation of irregular payments linked to FIFA.