Berlin: Germany on Friday dropped plans to host the European Championships in 2020, the German football federation (DFB) announced.
A date limit of May 15 was set for potential candidates to submit their bids.
DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said: "The idea of hosting the best teams on the continent is obviously a very attractive one.
"But after hosting the World Cup in 2006 and the women's edition in 2011, it is now up to other countries to step in."
So far only Turkey has expressed an interest in hosting the Euro 2020.
The Euro 2012 will be held in Poland and Ukraine from June 8 to July 1 and the 2016 edition will be hosted by France.