Turkey withdraws its bid to host the 2028 European Championships and this leaves only the UK and Ireland as venues.
Turkey has withdrawn its bid to host the 2028 European Football Championship. Instead, the country wants to bid with Italy to host the 2032 European Championship.
This leaves only the UK and Ireland’s joint bid as a venue to host the tournament in 2028. When the tournament is officially awarded on October 10, winning the bid is merely a formality.
“Still requires Executive Committee approval.”
A statement issued by UEFA said: “After it became known on July 28 that the Italian and Turkish Football Federations wish to submit a joint application to host the UEFA Euro 2032, the UEFA administration today confirmed in a letter to both federations that their joint application It has been duly received and “will be examined and considered by the UEFA Executive Committee.”
The letter continued: “As the Turkish Football Federation stated when submitting the joint application, its application to host Euro 2028 has been withdrawn. Awarding the two tournaments still requires the approval of the Executive Committee at its meeting in Nyon.”
The venues for the 2028 European Championship will be Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Villa Park in Birmingham, St James’ Park in Newcastle, Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Everton’s new stadium in Liverpool, and Perception Stadium in Cardiff. The Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Hampden Park in Glasgow, and Casement Park in Belfast.
However, it is still unclear which of the host nations will be pre-qualified for the tournament. UEFA rules officially allow only two seeded countries.
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