France beat Italy and Turkey in the voting system, with France beating Turkey by just one vote after Italy had been eliminated in earlier voting.
The number of teams playing in the competition will rise from 16 to 24 for these championships.
The French bid was based on the matches being played at the following locations:
1) Stade de France
2) Paris Saint Germain's Parc des Princes
11) Saint Etienne
The nearest location to our house is Bordeaux, which is just over two hours away. Not too near but would be good to be over in France at the time of the competition.