UEFA invited bidders on Tuesday to host a 24-team Ecu Championship in 2028, even though didn’t rule out converting the dates and structure of the event.
The Ecu football frame has been having a look at whether or not to extend the event once more to incorporate 32 of its 55 member international locations, officers mentioned in July all the way through the a hit Euro 2020.
UEFA set a March time limit on Tuesday for individuals to sign up pastime in internet hosting a 24-team, 51-game structure in 2028 even though cautioned plans may just exchange.
Till event regulations are showed “information regarding dates, the number of participating teams and the number of matches are provisional,” UEFA mentioned.
UEFA is searching for its personal hosts amid uncertainty within the global football agenda as FIFA pushes proposals to degree the International Cup each two years regardless of standard Ecu opposition.
Although FIFA succeeds in getting toughen for a biennial event, a 2028 International Cup is not going as a result of a back-to-back conflict with the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics scheduled July 21-Aug. 6.
UEFA set a September 2023 goal for its internet hosting choice — not up to 5 years sooner than the scheduled kickoff in June 2028.
Russia and Turkey are conceivable applicants to host the event by myself without having to construct any of the ten stadiums UEFA calls for. A stadium with no less than 60,000 capability is wanted for the overall.
Spain generally is a candidate if its now not keen on bidding for the 2030 International Cup. That challenge would most likely be a co-hosting plan with Portugal. “Joint bids are permitted (for Euro 2028), provided that the bidding countries are geographically compact,” UEFA mentioned.
Staging the Euro 2020 in 11 other nations — after Belgium and Eire dropped out of the unique challenge — was once a one-off experiment, UEFA has lengthy insisted.
Two co-hosts would get automated entries within the finals event, however a three-nation candidacy “cannot be guaranteed” to all get a spot, UEFA mentioned.
UEFA’s marquee nationwide workforce match was once for 16 groups from 1996 via 2012 co-hosted by way of Poland and Ukraine. It expanded to 24 groups for Euro 2016 in France. Euro 2024 is being hosted by way of Germany.