England, Northern Eire, Scotland, Wales and Eire have submitted a joint Expression of Curiosity (EOI) to host the European Championship in 2028, the nations’ Soccer Associations stated on Wednesday.
Britain and Eire had introduced plans for a bid to host the event after dropping plans to bid for the 2030 World Cup following a feasibility research final month.
”The governments of the UK, Eire, Scotland and Wales have confirmed their assist for the EOI submission and, given the Northern Eire Government is presently not assembly formally, officers there proceed to look at the method carefully,” they stated in a joint assertion.
”Over the approaching months, we’ll develop our proposals additional, topic to the publication by UEFA of the complete technical specification.
”This contains partaking in discussions with doable host cities and stadia to outline the optimum event, mannequin and conducting a full prices and advantages evaluation.”
UEFA stated in October that nations taken with internet hosting the 2028 European Championship should verify their bid by March 23. The checklist of bidders can be introduced in April whereas the hosts can be appointed in September 2023.
Minimal necessities embody having 10 stadiums obtainable, with one having a capability of not less than 60,000 and two venues with not less than 50,000 seats.
Europe’s soccer governing physique additionally stated automated qualification as hosts wouldn’t be assured if greater than two nations submit a joint bid.
The 2024 event can be hosted by Germany.