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UK and Ireland Secure Euro 2028; Turkey and Italy Eye 2032

 UK and Ireland Secure Euro 2028; Turkey and Italy Eye 2032

UK and Ireland Secure Euro 2028; Turkey and Italy Eye 2032
George Saville of Northern Ireland and Nuraly Alip of Kazakhstan compete for a header during the UEFA EURO 2024 Championship Qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Kazakhstan at National Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast(Image-Getty) 

The United Kingdom and Ireland are on the verge of being officially named as the hosts for Uefa Euro 2028, while another joint bid featuring Turkey and Italy appears likely to secure the hosting rights for the 2032 edition. The final approval of these bids, which have encountered no opposition thus far, is pending and will be decided during a meeting in Switzerland on Tuesday.

The Euro 2028 tournament is anticipated to span ten stadiums across the UK and Ireland, with prominent venues like Wembley Stadium (London), Principality Stadium (Cardiff), Hampden Park (Glasgow), Aviva Stadium (Dublin), and Casement Park (Belfast) all included in the bid. The Wembley Stadium is earmarked to host the final, the same venue where the Lionesses clinched the 2022 Euros and where the men's team faced defeat against Italy in the 2020 Euro final.

Germany is slated to host the competition next year, following the rearranged 2021 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the announcements of the hosts for Euro 2028 and Euro 2032.

Key Points:

- Uefa to announce Euro 2028 and Euro 2032 hosts between 11:00-11:30am BST.

- Euro 2028 venues revealed; UK and Ireland to host after Turkey's withdrawal.

- UK and Ireland's proposal features matches in ten stadiums across five nations.

- The event is expected to offer nearly three million tournament tickets, surpassing previous European Championships.

- Spread across five nations and ten cities, Euro 2028 could be the largest sporting event in the UK since the 2012 Olympics.

- The Uefa Executive Committee will unveil the host nations on October 10th, with UK and Ireland unopposed for 2028 due to Turkey's joint bid with Italy for 2032.

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