Germany and Turkey are set to be confirmed as the only two candidates in the running to host the 2024 UEFA European Championships, after the deadline for expressions of interest passed.
The Nordic nations of Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway were tipped to launch a joint bid but they have decided not to enter the race.
UEFA's Executive Committee will make a decision on the destination of the 2024 tournament in September 2018.
European football's governing body are due to officially announce the candidates for the event on Friday (March 10).
Germany, the hosts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, were the first country to announce their intention to stage the competition in January, before Turkey followed in declaring their candidacy last month.
"The 2024 European Championship could be a major project for the whole of German football," German Football Association (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel said.
"We'll be presenting a high-quality dossier featuring the best 10 stadiums in Germany."
Turkey previously made unsuccessful bids to stage the finals in 2008, 2012 and 2016 - losing out to Austria and Switzerland, Poland and Ukraine and France respectively.
The country also decided to withdraw efforts to host final stage matches at the pan-continental Euro 2020 tournament, the first of its kind, to focus their resources on 2024.
"On this occasion we believe both as a management board and a country that we deserve to get it," Turkish Football Federation President Yildirim Demiroren said.
Turkey has been a site of political instability and danger in recent months, however.
Two bombs were set off in what looked to be a coordinated attack on police outside a football stadium in Istanbul on December 10, killing 38 people and injuring 155.
The blasts included a car bomb outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul's Besiktas side, followed by a suicide bomb attack in an adjacent park less than a minute later.
The way in which Germany secured the hosting rights for the 2006 World Cup remains the subject of an investigation following allegations members of FIFA's Executive Committee were bribed.