Its Coming Home! – England and Rest of UK Unite in Hopes of Hosting Euros 2028

Published 02/07/2022, 1:50 PM EST
Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group I – Hungary v England – Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary – September 2, 2021 England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with Harry Kane, Declan Rice and teammates as plastic cups are seen on the pitch REUTERS/Carl Recine

England has one of the best football teams in the world and with the emergence of young superstars like Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham, the nation should be excited about its international prospects. They almost won their first trophy already in 2021 when they narrowly missed out on the UEFA Euros 2021.

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England reached the final of the tournament after several incredible performances from the team. They were playing against Italy but the game ended in a draw, sending it to extra time and subsequently, a penalty shootout. Unfortunately, England’s trio of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties to lose the match and the tournament.

Now, they’ll get a chance to redeem themselves in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, but they might have an opportunity to win a trophy at home too.

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England plan to host the Euros in 2028

According to a report by Sky Sports, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have announced a bid to host the Euros in 2028. Several games of the Euros were played in England in 2021, including England’s final loss against Italy.

All five associations gave a statement about their bid and revealed subsequent plans to host the World Cup in 2030 too.

On balance, the five associations have decided to focus solely on an official bid to host UEFA EURO 2028, and have agreed not to bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup,” they said.

 

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The statement from all five associations

The statement talked about the financial benefits of hosting the tournament and also about the cultural impact a tournament of this stature would have on the UK’s local communities. The associations promised a unique collaboration between all five of them and promised a great experience for everyone involved.

“Hosting a UEFA EURO offers a similar return on investment, with the European tournament carrying a far lower delivery cost and the potential of the benefits being realised sooner. It would be an honour and a privilege to collectively host UEFA EURO 2028 and to welcome all of Europe,” they added.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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