The thrill of hosting Euro 2028 belongs to the United Kingdom and Ireland, with Turkey and Italy gearing up for their joint bid in 2032. The UEFA executive committee has given the green light to the five-nation bid, which faced no opposition after Turkey withdrew last week, redirecting its focus to the joint venture with Italy for Euro 2032. In the UK-Ireland bid submitted in April, ten stadiums were proposed, six of which are in England.
The remaining four are allocated to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, each contributing to the diversity of the tournament’s locations. Scheduled for June and July of 2028, the tournament marks exactly seven years since England and Scotland hosted games during the rescheduled event, spanning across Europe.
Mark Bullingham, CEO of the Football Association (FA), expressed delight, stating, “We’re delighted. It’s been three years of hard work to get to this point. It’s fantastic for us and the country, the home nations, and Ireland. We’re really looking forward to it.”