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UK, Ireland to host Euro 2028

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UEFA has confirmed that the UK and Ireland will host the men’s European Championship in 2028. The decision was confirmed after Turkey withdrew its bid last week.

Ten venues across the five host countries have been proposed to UEFA for the tournament, which 24 teams will contest. 

Six venues are in England, one each in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Bid leaders estimate the 2028 tournament will generate about €3 billion of economic benefit for the five host nations.

The five teams are expected to participate in qualification in the normal fashion, with UEFA reserving two “safety net” berths for host teams that do not qualify on merit. 

If more than two sides fall short, only the two with the best record will get a place.

Wembley is set to host the final – and potentially both semi-finals – with the other English venues included in April’s final bid submission being the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Etihad Stadium, Villa Park, St James’ Park, and Everton’s new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, and a redeveloped Casement Park in Belfast will also host matches.

Turkey and Italy will jointly host Euro 2032.

 

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