A strategically made bid could find England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland hosting Euro 2028. The bid, announced earlier this month, would provide a range of economic benefits to all countries involved. For Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, this would give them their first-ever hosting rights.
After England’s spectacular journey to the Euro finals in 2021, the five football associations have come to a collective decision to make their bid. According to the FA, they came to the decision after “an extensive feasibility study”, assessing the economic impact, the political football landscape, and the costs of hosting such an event.
The decision came just a month before the UEFA deadline and promises to bring a much-beloved sport to the British Isles. Despite the Conservative 2019 election manifesto commitments, the five nations agreed not to make a 2030 World Cup bid. In a joint statement, they said:
“On balance, the five associations have decided to focus solely on an official bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 and have agreed not to bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.”
“It would be an honour and a privilege to collectively host UEFA EURO 2028 and to welcome all of Europe. It would also be a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the true impact of hosting a world-class football tournament by driving positive change and leaving a lasting legacy across our communities.”
The 2028 Euro promises the best of European football, passionate supporters, and impactful change for the communities and nations involved. With many historic venues and cities to choose from amongst the nations involved, a successful 2028 bid is sure to bring a world-class football experience to fans across the world.
We can’t wait to support and be part of the bid in the run-up to 2028!