SportsRussia asks to host the European Championship in 2028 or 2032

Russia asks to host the European Championship in 2028 or 2032

In the midst of the Ukraine invasion campaign, and excluded from international competitions in almost all sports, Russia has officially shown its interest in hosting one of the next two European Championships, 2028 or 2032. UEFA has published this Wednesday, the deadline for the admission of candidatures, the list of countries that have submitted declarations of interest to host the next two tournaments, whose venues will be chosen at the same time in September 2023.

The Russian move comes after, since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, they have been running out of the venue for this year’s Champions League final, which was to be Saint Petersburg on May 28, and without the possibility that their The team will qualify to play this year’s World Cup in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18. In recent weeks, all Russian clubs participating in competitions organized by UEFA have also been excluded.

In addition to Russia, the federations of England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales presented a joint declaration of interest to compete for the organization of Euro 2028. Turkey also wants to host the tournament, which also opts for the edition 2032, together with Russia and Italy. The final decision of both venues will be made within a year and a half, in September 2023.

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