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UK and Ireland set to be confirmed as Euro 2028 hosts
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Jamie Gardner
Press Association
Wembley will be one of the grounds used if the UK and Ireland bid is approved
Wembley will be one of the grounds used if the UK and Ireland bid is approved

The UK and Ireland will host Euro 2028 — subject to final approval from UEFA's executive committee next week — after Turkey withdrew. 

The five-nation proposal is now the only option on the table due to the Turks pulling out to focus on a joint bid with Italy for Euro 2032. 

UEFA will formally announce the hosts for the two tournaments on October 10 following a meeting of the executive committee in Switzerland.

A statement confirmed: "Further to the announcement on July 28, which revealed the desire of the Italian and Turkish FAs to submit a joint bid to stage UEFA Euro 2032, the UEFA administration has today written to both associations to confirm their joint bid has been duly received and will go forward for assessment and consideration by the UEFA executive committee. 

"As indicated by the FA of Turkey with submission of the request for a joint bid, their bid to stage UEFA Euro 2028 is consequently withdrawn. 

"The award of both tournaments still requires the approval of the executive committee in Nyon on October 10. 

"The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision."

The award of Euro 2028 to the UK and Ireland should now be little more than a formality. 

Senior UEFA sources have stressed the importance of another tournament, following on from Euro 2024 in Germany, being held in an established football market to help rebuild the organisation's reserves after the coronavirus pandemic.


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