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UK & Ireland Remain the Only Bidder for Euro 2028 as Turkey Shifts Focus to Euro 2032

In July, Turkey reached an agreement to combine their Euro 2032 bid with Italy’s, a decision that has since received approval from the governing body UEFA. Italy had originally submitted a bid for the 2032 tournament, whereas Turkey had initially bid to host both Euro 2028 and 2032.

Both bids still need official approval by Uefa at a meeting of its executive committee on Tuesday.

“The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision,” said Uefa.

Turkey hosted June’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but a major international tournament has never been held in the country.

Reigning European champions Italy hosted the Euros in 1968 and 1980 and Rome’s Stadio Olimpico was also used as a venue at Euro 2020.

UK & Ireland Remain the Only Bidder for Euro 2028 as Turkey Shifts Focus to Euro 2032

In April, the joint bid from the UK and the Republic of Ireland identified ten stadiums, including notable venues such as Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, and London’s Wembley Stadium.

Notably, the bid also encompasses two stadiums that are yet to be constructed: Belfast’s Casement Park and Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock.

In July, Turkey reached an agreement to combine their Euro 2032 bid with Italy’s, a decision that has since received approval from the governing body UEFA. Italy had originally submitted a bid for the 2032 tournament, whereas Turkey had initially bid to host both Euro 2028 and 2032. Both bids still need official approval by…

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