Having last week accepted Italy and Turkey’s joint bid to host Euro 2032, as well as removing Turkey from the race to host Euro 2028, the hosts for both tournaments are all but decided.
Turkey’s withdrawal from the race to host Euro 2028 leaves England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as the only joint bidders to host the tournament.
However, both bids have yet to receive final approval from UEFA’s executive committee, which met on Tuesday.
Nothing is a formality right up to the last minute, said Debbie Hewitt, head of UEFA’s executive committee.Great Britain and Ireland have staged a joint bid. It will take place at 10 stadiums including London’s Wembley, Wales’ National Stadium in Cardiff, Hampden Park in Glasgow and Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
Hewitt said it was still unclear how the matches would be split between the five hosts. ExpectsThe 90,000-capacity Wembley will host the final and possibly the semi-finals. The venue hosted the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020.
Because the tournament will have five different hosts, UEFA will reserve two insurance places for teams that fail to qualify.We keep moving forward, trying and improving ourselves, he said.
The English Football Federation said around three million tickets would be sold for the tournament, more than for all previous European Championships. Matches will be played in stadiums with an average capacity of 58,000 spectators.