UK and Ireland to Host Euro 2028, Turkey and Italy to Host Euro 2032, Confirms UEFA
UEFA announces the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland as hosts for Euro 2028 and Turkey and Italy as hosts for Euro 2032 in a joint bid, respectively.
UEFA, the governing body of European football, officially revealed on Tuesday that the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will jointly host the Men’s European Football Championship in 2028. Additionally, UEFA confirmed that Turkey and Italy will co-host the Euro 2032 edition after their joint bid was accepted.
The UEFA Executive Committee made the formal appointments of host associations for UEFA EURO 2028 and UEFA EURO 2032 during a ceremony held at the UEFA Headquarters.
The football associations of England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales collaborated on a joint bid to host UEFA EURO 2028. The tournament is slated to feature matches at ten different stadiums, including renowned venues such as Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, Belfast’s Casement Park, and Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.
Conversely, the Italian and Turkish football associations, initially individual bidders, decided to join forces and submitted a joint proposal to host EURO 2032. Turkey initially vied to host both Euro 2028 and Euro 2032 but later withdrew its candidacy for Euro 2028. The joint bid with Italy for Euro 2032 received approval from UEFA, leading to Turkey’s withdrawal from the race to host Euro 2028.
This decision sets the stage for two exciting editions of the European Championship, with the UK and Ireland hosting Euro 2028 and Turkey and Italy sharing the responsibility for Euro 2032.