UEFA Euro 2028

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UEFA Euro 2028
Tournament details
DatesJune – July (expected)
Teams24 (expected)

The 2028 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2028 or simply Euro 2028, will be the 18th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organized by UEFA. Should the selection process and timeline used for Euro 2024 be applied again, the host(s) would be chosen in the autumn of 2022.

Bid process[edit]

Bidding timeline[edit]


Confirmed plan to bid[edit]

  • Romania Romania, Greece Greece, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Serbia Serbia. At the meeting of the Ministers of Youth and Sports of Romania in February 2019, Constantin Bogdan Matei; Bulgaria, Krasen Kralev; Serbia, Vanja Udovičić and Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports of Greece, Giorgos Vasileiadis, it was officially confirmed that these four countries would submit joint candidacy for the organization of the UEFA Euro 2028 and 2030 FIFA World Cup.[1][2][3]
  •  Turkey – On 15 August 2019, the Turkish Football Federation announced that Turkey will bid to host Euro 2028.[4] Turkey's bid is the sixth consecutive bid of the country, denied five times before (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 and 2024). Turkey was the second most active country in Europe in stadium construction over the last decade, completing 26 major projects, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said in its latest report. In the last two years, Turkish clubs have been the most active with 14 projects. It is worth noting that every Turkish stadium project has been either a new build or a rebuild.[5]

Potential bids[edit]

  •  Italy – On 26 March 2018, it was announced that Italy will consider a bid to host Euro 2028.[6]
  •  England – On 22 September 2016, it was announced that England will consider a bid to host Euro 2028.[7][8]

Expressed interest in bidding[edit]

  •  Denmark,  Finland,  Norway, and  Sweden – On 4 March 2016, the Danish Football Association announced preparation of a joint bid together with the FAs of Sweden, Norway and Finland for UEFA Euro 2028.[9][10] While not necessarily hosting matches,  Iceland and  Faroe Islands would host certain events.[11]
  •  Spain and  Portugal – On 12 September 2018, the Royal Spanish Football Federation announced intentions of a joint bid together with the Portuguese Football Federation for UEFA Euro 2028 or the 2030 FIFA World Cup.[12]


  1. ^ "Întâlnire decisivă pentru organizarea Euro 2028 și CM 2030 » Ultimele detalii despre candidatura României, Serbiei, Greciei și Bulgariei". Gazeta Sporturilor. 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Romanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek governments to create organizing committee for EURO2028 and WC2030 candidacies". Ştiri pe Surse. 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania with joint bid to host UEFA Euro 2028". bnr.bg. 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Turkey eyes to host UEFA EURO 2028 tournament".
  5. ^ “The European Club Footballing Landscape”. Club Licensing Benchmarking Report Financial Year 2017, UEFA, p. 32-35.
  6. ^ "Euro 2028 in Italia: la FIGC pensa alla candidatura ma ci sono dei problemi" (in Italian). Calcio News 24. 26 March 2018.
  7. ^ Reporter, Martyn Ziegler, Chief Sports (22 September 2016). "England to consider bid for Euro 2028" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  8. ^ Association, Press (24 March 2015). "England could bid for Euro 2028 but Greg Dyke rules out World Cup 2026". the Guardian.
  9. ^ "DBU går efter EM-værtsskab".
  10. ^ "Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland to bid to host Euro 2024 or 2028".
  11. ^ "Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland to bid to host Euro 2024 or 2028".
  12. ^ "España tiene como primer objetivo organizar la Eurocopa 2028". MARCA.