The Italian and Turkish football federations are seeking a joint bid to host Euro 2032. This newly announced venture has given the bid from the UK and Ireland to host in 2028 a huge boost, but it doesn’t mean the rights to the tournament are confirmed just yet.
Turkey has not officially pulled out of the race for 2028, but a strengthened combined bid to host in 2032 with a nation they had previously been competing with for the rights to host in 2028, may just swing things in favour of the British and Irish.
A statement from the European governing body of football says “UEFA confirms that it has received today a request from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to merge their individual bids into one joint bid to host UEFA EURO 2032.”
UEFA is now expected to make a decision on whether the joint bid is compliant by Tuesday 10th October, when the UEFA executive committee will decide who will host both Euro 2028 and Euro 2032.
Euro 2020 saw games played in several European nations including England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with the final hosted at Wembley Stadium.
Proposed Euro 2028 Host stadiums
- Wembley Stadium (London)
- Principality Stadium (Cardiff)
- Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)
- Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
- Everton Stadium (Liverpool)
- St James’ Park (Newcastle)
- Villa Park (Birmingham)
- Hampden Park (Glasgow)
- Aviva Stadium (Dublin)
- Casement Park (Belfast)