UEFA chooses the United Kingdom and Ireland as hosts for Euro 2028 | Football | Sports

Representatives of the various countries where the UEFA Euro 2028 will be held, on Tuesday in Nyon (Switzerland).Dennis Balibus (Reuters)

UEFA on Tuesday selected the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland as co-organizers of Euro 2028. In addition, UEFA also agreed to award the next tournament to Italy and Turkey in 2032. The double decision was announced at UEFA headquarters, in Nyon (Switzerland), after Turkey withdrew last week from the race to win the 2028 edition. Thus, there is a clear path left for England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as who are the only contenders? To be able to bring the biggest event in European national football to the islands. The Turks, who have joined Italy, guarantee that in 2032 the European Cup will be partly played on their soil. The double decision still needs the approval of the UEFA Executive Committee.

Euro 2028 matches will be held in 10 stadiums, including Wembley Stadium (London), Hampden Park (Glasgow), Principality Stadium (Cardiff), and Aviva Stadium (Dublin). Awarding the championship to the United Kingdom and Ireland comes after several countries tried to achieve it in recent years. Thus, in 2016 Denmark expressed interest in joining Sweden, Norway and Finland, but its plan was ultimately not submitted. The possibility of a project between Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia was also quickly ruled out. In 2018, Spain and Portugal announced their intention to cooperate in organizing the European Cup or the 2030 World Cup, which is the last tournament in which they were most interested and which they finally achieved last week with Morocco and the South American teams Uruguay, Argentina and Italy. Paraguay. Last year, Russia also announced its desire to try, but UEFA deemed this not possible for 2028 and 2032 due to the invasion of Ukraine. For its part, Türkiye was the most obvious competitor to the British-Irish nomination. The Turks had proposed a two-year extension, but their eventual decision to withdraw from 2028 and join Italy in 2032 paved the way for all the decisions taken by UEFA today.

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The next edition of the Euro Championship will be held next year in Germany, from June 14 to July 14, an event that European teams are struggling to qualify for. Among them are Spain, who have a double commitment this week, against Scotland at home (Thursday, 8:45pm) and in Norway (Sunday, 8:45pm).

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