This Tuesday, UEFA awarded the Euro 2028 soccer championship to the United Kingdom and Ireland and the 2032 edition to Italy and Turkey, in a short ceremony where there was no suspense because they were the only candidates.
The countries that will succeed in the competition that will be held in a few months in Germany (June 14-July 14) were announced by the president of the European confederation Aleksander Ceferin. “Together we will create unforgettable editions of this great tournament,” promised the Slovenian leader.
These elections confirm the trend of major sports competitions, joint organization of many countries as a way to make projects more practical.
UK & Ireland
"Our vision is to develop football, increase participation, and grow a more diverse and inclusive game."
Italy & Turkey
"We will work intensively with a big passion and commitment to offer the ultimate EURO experience to fans."
— UEFA (@UEFA) October 10, 2023
From Wembley in London to the City Stadium in Manchester, passing through St James Park in Newcastle, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Villa Park and Everton Stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Dublin Arena, the National Stadium in Cardiff or Casement Park in Belfast, the ten stadiums that will host the continental competition in 2028 are well-known and legendary, whether in football, rugby or Gaelic sports.
Details to be explained and doubts for Euro 2032
The details of the 2032 competition are not well known. Italy and Turkey began the race to host the competition alone, before joining forces in July, without revealing the host cities, with the inconvenience of 1,400 km separating the two capitals. countries.
With Tuesday’s recognition, Turkey has achieved its long-standing goal. It was a defeated candidate in 2008, 2012 and 2016. In 2021, when the competition was held in twelve cities on the continent, the UEFA evaluation report noted that “there is no action plan in the field of human rights.”
After these four failures, he finally won the prize protected by the loss of competitors.
Its ‘partner’ Italy has already organized the competition in 1968 and 1980. In addition, Rome will host the games in 2021, when they will be played across the continent to celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary .