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UEFA announced UK and Ireland will host Euro 2028, know the hosting English stadiums

By Liam Styles

UEFA announced UK and Ireland will host Euro 2028, know the hosting English stadiums

The European organism confirmed both countries to host the competition 

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UEFA announced in the last few hours that United Kingdom and Ireland will host the Euro 2028 after remaining as the most solid bidder for the tournament once the European organism dropped the bid of Turkey and Russia in the last week, pursuing a different bid and making the trophy to be played on British and Irish soil for the first time in history.

In this sense, England will be again involved in hosting the tournament after hosting it in 1996, despite only a few stadiums being used for the date as a result of the conjoint candidacy with Ireland, a situation that would have been object of controversy in the last few hours among the clubs owning big stadiums not chosen to host the tournament.

In this respect, it was confirmed in April that Wembley (London), the Principality Stadium (Cardiff), Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London), the Etihad Stadium (Manchester), Everton Stadium (Liverpool), St James' Park (Newcastle), Villa Park (Birmingham), Hampden Park (Glasgow), the Aviva Stadium (Dublin) and Casement Park (Belfast) will be the stadiums to host the tournament, surprisingly not having been included the stadiums of Arsenal, Manchester United nor Liverpool for the date.

The tournament will include 32 nations for the first time

In addition, the Euro 2028 is expected to be the first tournament that includes 32 nations, rather than the current 24 standing at. That is despite the tournament expanding from its previous number of 16 back in 2016. UEFA's rules also prohibit more than two countries qualifying automatically by virtue of hosting the tournament, leaving decisions to be made with five potential host nations.

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