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Euro 2028: UK and Ireland submit joint bids for European Championship and reveal 14 shortlisted host stadiums | Football news


UK and Ireland bids to host Euro 2028 have been submitted with 14 shortlisted stadiums revealed.

Matches likely to take place in England at Wembley, Villa Park, Everton Stadium, London Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley, Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park, Stadium of Light , Old Trafford, in Dublin at Aviva Stadium and Croke Park, in Belfast at Casement Park Stadium, in Glasgow at Hampden Park and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. The final list of 10 stadiums will be submitted to UEFA in April 2023.

The bidding documents are said to set out a “clear and compelling vision” for the tournament, using the tagline: “Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future.”

Hampden Park is on the shortlist for Euro 2028
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Hampden Park is on the shortlist for Euro 2028

“We are delighted that the Government Partners of the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and officials in Northern Ireland support this bid,” a joint statement from the five bidding associations said.

“Together, we believe we can host a world-class tournament and hosting Euro 2028 will achieve a strong and lasting legacy for football and wider society, helping to promote promote economic growth in local communities.

Manchester United's Old Trafford can host Euro 2028 matches
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Manchester United’s Old Trafford can host Euro 2028 matches

“In partnership with UEFA, our plan is to host a tournament that will be a catalyst for the transformation of grassroots football – with the promise of sharing legacy initiatives with other players.” European National Association to promote growth across the continent.

“Our track record of successfully hosting major UK and Irish sporting events over the decades means we have the expertise and experience to take this world-class tournament to the next level. new.”

The UK-Ireland bid faces competition from Turkey, with UEFA’s executive committee set to make a decision on hosting Euro 2028 and Euro 2032 next September.

Hampden Park is on the shortlist for Euro 2028
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Hampden Park is on the shortlist for Euro 2028

The UK and Ireland initially carried out a feasibility study looking at the possibility of hosting the 2030 World Cup, but have shifted focus to the Euros.

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