Following UEFA’s decision, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will co-host the 2028 European Championship.
This announcement was made after Turkey and Italy, which also received a positive vote from Switzerland, turned their focus back to the 2032 bid.
Although neither candidacy for the 2028 or 2032 editions faced opposition, UEFA’s legal approval was crucial.
After abandoning their plans to submit a bid for the 2030 World Cup, the United Kingdom and Ireland turned their attention to hosting Euro 2028.
The tournament will kick off at Cardiff’s famous Principality Stadium with the curtain-raiser, and Wembley in London will host the championship game.
Thanks to this hosting venture, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Wales will be hosting big football events for the first time ever.
Ten locations are expected to host the forthcoming Euro 2028, including the famed Hampden Park in Glasgow and Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
It’s interesting to note that the venue dossier includes the Everton Bramley-Moore Dock and the Casement Park in Belfast which is still under construction.
With 20 stadiums planned, Italy, the initial lone bidder for Euro 2032, will co-host with Turkey. By October 2026, a final decision on the final 10, split equally between the two nations, is anticipated.
Turkey hosted the Champions League final in June at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but the country is still waiting for its first important international football event. Italy, on the other hand, still remembers the Euros from 1968 and 1980.