UEFA Names UK, Ireland as Euro 2028 Hosts

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    The Facts

    • The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced that the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will host the 2028 European Football Championship, while Italy and Turkey will host the tournament in 2032.

    • The Euro 2028 will take place in 10 different stadiums across the UK and Ireland, including Wembley Stadium (London), Principality Stadium (Cardiff), Hampden Park (Glasgow), Aviva Stadium (Dublin), and Casement Park (Belfast).


    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Euro 2024 is set to be an increasingly rare example of a tournament held in a single host nation. With Euro 2028 to be held amongst five geographically close countries and Euro 2032 to be held in two cities nearly 870 miles apart, watching football live is about to get a lot more logistically complicated for those true fanatics of the sport.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Although the UEFA has rules stating that only neighboring member federations can propose co-hosting events together, Turkey and Italy co-hosting Euro 2032 is a win-win situation. Both countries will only be required to provide five stadiums each, giving the UEFA greater stability and making the responsibility of hosting less of a burden on each nation.


    Establishment split

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