Germany, Turkey remain bidders for Euro 2024 as Nordic nations drop out

The contest to host the 2024 European Championship is set to be between Germany and Turkey after the Nordic nations decided against a joint bid.

The deadline for countries to formally declare an interest in bidding is Friday. The host will be decided by UEFA's executive committee in September 2018.

The Nordic group of football federations from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden was exploring a bid.

But Swedish federation president Karl-Erik Nilsson told The Associated Press on Friday that the plan has been dropped, saying "we realised we don't have enough stadiums to apply for Euro 2024."

Germany and Turkey are the only nations to announce bids.

Turkey are mounting their fourth effort to host the European Championship, but Germany are seen as the favourite.