England and Ireland to co-host the 2028 European Cup

The UK and Ireland are reportedly set to host Euro 2028 after there were no bids from other countries before the March 23, 2022 deadline.

Previously, Turkey and Russia, which were expected to be potential rivals, chose to withdraw from the competition.

According to The Times, UEFA will inaugurate England and Ireland as hosts on 7 April. Various preparations had to be made by England and Ireland to make preparations. The reason is that there are still several guarantees that must be prepared by the two countries no later than the end of this year.

It will be the first time England have hosted the European Cup since 1996, although some of Euro 2020’s matches were played in London and Glasgow.

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FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said in February that the infrastructure in England was ready to host a highly profitable and attractive match for UEFA.

“We believe we can put together a very good tournament in many ways. We also know we can deliver a very strong commercial return to UEFA and we feel that puts us in a strong position.”

Meanwhile, the 2024 European Championship will be held in Germany. For the 2030 World Cup several countries made joint bids from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay, while Italy is running for the 2032 European Cup. (Eurosport/OL-4)