UEFA to award 2028 and 2032 European Championships to sole bidders on Tuesday

UEFA's Executive Committee will meet on the shores of Lake Geneva in Nyon, Switzerland on Tuesday to discuss the allocation of the 2028 and 2032 European Championships. There will be little discussion as circumstances leave only one candidate for both tournaments.

In a joint bid with Ireland, the UK is the only candidate to host Euro 2028. A total of 10 stadiums have been proposed for the matches: Wembley and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Etihad Stadium in Manchester, St James' Park in Newcastle, Villa Park in Birmingham, Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Casement Park in Belfast and Everton's yet-to-be-built new stadium in Liverpool.

England previously hosted the 1966 World Cup and Euro 1996, while a number of Euro 2020 matches, including the final, were played at Wembley and Hampden Park. England also hosted the Women's European Football Championship last year.

Joint bid

Turkey had originally submitted a bid for Euro 2028 but felt the UK and Ireland bid was in pole position so withdrew their bid to concentrate on Euro 2032. Italy was also in the running, but last summer the two countries announced that they would submit a joint bid.

Turkey, which has repeatedly missed out on hosting major tournaments in the past, appears to have secured co-host status. UEFA will have to tinker with its rules to make this happen, as the organising countries must, in principle, be neighbouring countries.

Next year, Germany will host Euro 2024. It will be the 17th edition of the European Championship, the international football tournament organised by UEFA every four years for the men's national teams of its member associations. The tournament is scheduled to run from 14 June to 14 July 2024.



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