Britain and Ireland to host Euro 2028, Italy and Turkey get Euro 2032


The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland will host the 2028 European Championship, Uefa has confirmed.

The joint bid ran unopposed after Turkey withdrew to focus on a bid with Italy for Euro 2032, which was also confirmed at a meeting in Switzerland.

Both bids ran unopposed but still needed official approval from Uefa.

The UK and Ireland focused on Euro 2028, with Uefa’s approval, after they ended a plan to be Europe’s preferred candidate for the 2030 World Cup.

It is understood that Cardiff’s Principality Stadium will host the opening match of the 2028 tournament with the final at London’s Wembley.

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

Germany will host Euro 2024 with the most recent championship being played in 2021 instead of 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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