The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028

The UK and Ireland have announced plans to submit a joint bid for the 2028 tournament. Thus, dropping their aims to host the 2030 World Cup.

The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028 as England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland announce the submission of a joint bid for the popular tournament.

The football associations came to the collective decision agreeing that none of the five nations would bid for the 2030 World Cup.

According to the FA, the associations undertook “an extensive feasibility study” on the economic impact, the political football landscape, and the likely cost of hosting the tournament.

Abandoning plans for the 2030 World Cup – an increasingly unlikely prospect

The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028.
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The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland came to the joint agreement to scrap plans to bid for the 2030 World Cup.

The Conservative Government proposed a bid for the 2030 World Cup in their 2019 manifesto. However, according to the FA’s chief executive, Mark Bullingham, a feasibility study into the proposed 2030 bid found “many areas of uncertainty”.

Plans to host the 2030 World Cup were becoming an increasingly unlikely prospect. So, the UK government said it “accepted” the associations’ reasons for scrapping the proposed bid.

However, according to Sky Sports, they “remained passionate” about the UK and Ireland hosting the World Cup at some point in the future.

The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028 – a win for football fans in Ireland

The UK and Ireland are submitting a joint bid for the football tournament.
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Speaking on the 2028 bid, Mark Bullingham said, “We think it’s a brilliant opportunity for the five federations and governments to come together.

“This is the third biggest sports event in the world. We’ve got a good opportunity to bring it to our collective countries and make a massively positive impact.”

The five nations concluded that hosting the Euros in 2028 offers a similar return on investment. Thus, making it a much more promising prospect than previous plans to host the World Cup.

Where will the tournament take place? – several proposed venues

The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028.
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It is still unclear whether the 2028 tournament will include 24 or 32 teams. So, the required number of venues is still uncertain.

The Euros could be coming to Ireland in 2028. So, FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill told RTÉ that the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park are both being considered.

Northern Ireland does not currently have a stadium big enough to host any games. However, the redeveloped Casement Park could also come under consideration.  

The associations released a statement released on Monday. It said, “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.”

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