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Football: UK & Ireland set to be named hosts of Euro 2028

Euro Cup 2028 | UK & Ireland set to be named hosts of Euro 2028

Britain and Ireland’s bid to host Euro 2028 is expected to be confirmed by UEFA on Tuesday (October 10) at an event at their headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

A joint bid to host Euro 2028 by England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales is unopposed after Turkey withdrew from the race and to focus on a joint bid with Italy for Euro 2032.

“The award of both tournaments still require the approval of the Executive Committee at its meeting in Nyon on 10 October,” European soccer’s governing body said in a statement.

Ten stadiums across the five countries are part of the bid including Wembley Stadium in London, the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff, Hampden Park in Glasgow, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and Belfast’s Casement Park. Meanwhile, Wembley is expected to host the final in 2028,

However, The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales have never hosted a major tournament.

Prior to this, England were one of the 11 countries to host Euro 2020 along with Scotland, as well as being sole hosts of the 1966 World Cup and Euro 96. England has also hosted the Women’s European Championships in 2022.

Germany will host the 2024 edition of the tournament with the last Championships being played in 2021.

In the world of football, the UEFA European Championship is the most awaited event after the FIFA World Cup. The Championship witnesses huge viewership and best of action for about a month. The UEFA European Championship was introduced in 1960. Germany and Spain are the most successful teams in the UEFA Euro. Germany won the title in 1972, 1980 and 1996 in six final appearances while Spain won in 1964, 2008 and 2012 after competing in four finals.

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