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Italy and Turkey make joint bid to host Euro 2032

Italy and Turkey have proposed a combined bid to host the 2032 UEFA European Championships.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) – who had bid for Euro 2028 – and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have requested UEFA to merge their bids to host the 2032 edition.

The move leaves the United Kingdom and Ireland’s bid for the 2028 edition unopposed.

The final decision on the host nations for the tournaments will be made on October 10.

UEFA’s statement read: “UEFA confirms that it has received today a request from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to merge their bids into one joint bid to host UEFA Euro 2032.

“UEFA will now work with FIGC and TFF to ensure that the documentation to be submitted for their joint bid is compliant with the bidding requirements.”

The UK and Ireland submitted a proposal to organise the 2028 edition in April, including a compiled list of ten host stadiums.

Wembley Stadium, Etihad Stadium, St James Park and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were among the notable venues.

The 2024 European Championship will be held in Germany next year, with the tournament commencing on June 14. 

A total of 24 teams will feature in the competition, with the qualifying process ending in March next year.

The host nation will try to get their hands on the title after experiencing a steep decline in recent years.

France, England and Portugal top their respective groups in the Euro 2024 Qualifiers and are well-placed to seal their berths next year.

Scotland have also been outstanding, winning all four games. They are eight points clear at the top of their group and have a great chance to book their place at the tournament.

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