'Expression Of Interest’ To Host UEFA EURO 2028 Submitted By UK & Ireland
The Football Associations of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales have submitted a joint ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) to host UEFA EURO 2028 today (Weds 23rd Mar).
The EOI submission, an important step in UEFA’s bidding process for EURO 2028, follows a feasibility study which evaluated the hosting opportunities and local benefits of organising major international football events.
The Governments of the UK, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have confirmed their support for the EOI submission and, given the Northern Ireland Executive is currently not meeting formally, officials there continue to observe the process closely.
Scottish FA Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell, said of the news: “The confirmation of our joint Expression of Interest to host EURO 2028 alongside our colleagues within the UK and Ireland FAs represents our commitment to continuing the momentum of Scottish football and the Scotland National Teams on the European, international and world stage.
“It is also an early milestone in our new strategic plan, The Power of Football, in aspiring to host major tournaments to showcase Scotland as a world-class football nation and venue, following the successful co-hosting of UEFA EURO 2020 at Hampden Park.
“We will now work with UEFA, our fellow national associations, UK and Scottish Governments and local authorities to present an aspirational bid that will bring significant social and economic benefits to Scotland and to our national game.
“This, in turn, will help deliver on other ambitious objectives across the game and reinforce the power of Scottish football.”