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Euro 2028: UK & Ireland only bid left for European Championships as Turkiye withdraws

October 4, 2023 at 8:04 pm

A detailed view of the Adidas Finale 23, Official Match Ball of the UEFA Champions League at Estadio do Dragao on October 04, 2023 in Porto, Portugal [Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images]

The UK and Ireland are the only bidders left for Euro 2028 after Turkiye withdrew their application, Sky Sport reports.

According to the report, UEFA confirmed Turkiye can jointly bid with Italy unopposed for 2032 and, therefore, they have pulled out of the running for 2028.

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

The five nations released a joint statement in response to Wednesday’s update, which read: “We are looking forward to presenting our bid to UEFA on 10 October. These are exciting times, and we have a very compelling Euro 2028 proposal for UEFA.

On 10 October, UEFA will award the hosting of two European Championships, the 2028 and 2032 editions.

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