UK and Ireland submit official joint bid to host Euro 2028

Home: Wembley  (The FA via Getty Images)
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The UK and Ireland bid to host Euro 2028 has submitted their preliminary bid dossier to UEFA, with three London stadia in line to host matches.

In total 14 stadia would be used for the tournament, with the London Stadium, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley Stadium all part of the bid.

Matches would also take place in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Sunderland, as well as Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin and Glasgow.

The UK and Ireland bid officially submitted their preliminary bid dossier to UEFA on Wednesday, stating their vision for the tournament as: “Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future”.

The bidders say a key part of their plan is to deliver a tournament that is committed to diversity, social purpose and innovation.

The Government partners of the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and officials in Northern Ireland, support the bid and believe they can “deliver a world-class tournament”.

“Working with UEFA, our plan is to host a tournament that will be a catalyst for transformational grassroots football development – with a promise to share legacy initiatives with European National Associations to accelerate growth across the continent,” said a statement from the UK and Ireland.

“The UK and Ireland’s track record of hosting successful major sporting events over many decades means we have the expertise and experience to take this world-class tournament to new heights.”

Full list of proposed shortlisted cities and stadia

1. Birmingham - Villa Park

2. Liverpool - Everton Stadium

3. London - London Stadium

4. London - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

5. London - Wembley Stadium

6. Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium

7. Newcastle - St James’ Park

8. Sunderland - Stadium of Light

9. Trafford - Old Trafford

10. Dublin - Dublin Arena

11. Dublin - Croke Park

12. Belfast - Casement Park Stadium

13. Glasgow - Hampden Park

14. Cardiff - National Stadium of Wales