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UK & Ireland confirmed to host historic UEFA EURO 2028

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The UK and Ireland has today been confirmed as hosts of UEFA EURO 2028. 

Following a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee at its headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland, as a unique and pioneering five-Association partnership, was awarded the 2028 Tournament.

The ExCo decision took place after a presentation by the UK and Ireland Football Association leaders and Welsh football star, Gareth Bale.

The UK and Ireland bid delegation also included six football youth ambassadors who play an active role supporting the development and diversity of the game in their local communities (image and details below). Gareth Bale and the youth ambassadors received the UEFA EURO 2028 pennant from UEFA President, Aleksander Čeferin, to officially mark the awarding of the Tournament to the UK and Ireland.

UEFA EURO 2028 UK & Ireland will be the largest major sporting event the nations have ever jointly staged – an exciting summer of football that will create memories to last a lifetime.

The UEFA EURO 2028 bid was successful thanks to its clear and compelling vision to help domestic and European football grow a more diverse and inclusive game, connect with new audiences and inspire the next generation of players, fans and volunteers. The UK and Ireland expressed this vision as ‘Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future’.

The UK and Ireland was also awarded the Tournament based on the nations’ collective wealth of operational experience and world-class technical facilities – with a long track-record of staging successful major sporting events, including the ground-breaking UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.