A decision on the hosts of Euro 2028 will most likely be made in the next two weeks when no more nations expressed an interest in hosting the event. For many asia bookie betting fans, it’s a critical turning point regardless of the results.
Only the UK-Ireland offer will be on the table when the deadline for submissions expires on Wednesday. UEFA’s executive committee will meet on April 7 to finalize the selection of the hosts, which will allow that process to proceed more quickly.
Between Ireland and the UK
The United Kingdom and Ireland will co-host Euro 2028 if no other country steps forward before the deadline on Wednesday.
This means that UEFA isn’t expecting any latecomers and will pick the five host countries in six years. Additionally, the deadline for submitting all of the appropriate government guarantees will be set for December 31st; failing to do so will result in the tournament being reopened for bidding.
A bid for Euro 2032, which Italy will be vying for, has been sought by Turkey. According to the Times, despite Turkey’s wishes, the UK and Ireland would not attempt a late challenge. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced them to renounce their plans to run in 2028.
It’s still up in the air
With 32 countries expected to participate by 2028, UEFA has recently increased the tournament’s size, last doing so in 2016. As a result, Wales, England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland would not automatically qualify as co-hosts.
Some sports betting fans may object to the choice to hold the event in the United Kingdom and Ireland. As a result of the epidemic, Euro 2020 was held across Europe rather than in a single country.
Wembley hosted a number of matches, including both semi-finals and the final, during the tournament. The fact that England played most of their games in London was considered a plus by many fans.
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Hampden Park, Windsor Park, Aviva Stadium, and Principality Stadium would all be in play if the competition were spread across five countries. Several Euro 2020 games were played in Scotland’s Hampden Park.
England’s policing of Wembley will undoubtedly be questioned, particularly before, during, and after the championship on July 11 – where they lost to Italy on penalties. UEFA has banned the Three Lions from playing in public after the scandalous occurrences.
However, they can still play a second game without fans for the next two years on probationary terms. UEFA blamed the disorder and disorderliness on the fans themselves.
Despite the defeat in the final of Euro 2016, England has never won the tournament. Wales and Scotland made it through the past tournament, however, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland did not make it.
They will be focusing on qualifying for the 2024 tournament in Germany, which will be hosted that year.
UEFA will make a decision by the end of the year on the handful of countries participating in 2028, with an uptick from 24 to 32 countries regarded as likely.
A proposal for Euro 2028 was put ahead of plans to host the World Cup in 2030 by the five participating countries. England’s Football Association (FA) undertook a feasibility assessment on hosting the World Cup in England, and it uncovered a number of inconsistencies in the plan.
The pitch has not been harmed by the turmoil that marred the Euro 2020 finale at Wembley last July. Five countries just wouldn’t necessarily qualify for the event, as UEFA only allows two countries to host a tournament at any given time.
However, it is reasonable that all five nations believe that they should be permitted to participate in the finals of the tournament.