Italian Football Federation Confirms Preliminary UEFA EURO 2032 Bid

The Italian Football Federation, FIGC, has confirmed the country’s candidacy for UEFA EURO 2032. The 19th edition of the European football championship has high chances to take place in Italy following the nation’s successful bid with the preliminary dossier.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Andrea Abodi signed a letter of support sent to UEFA for the Italian Football Federation’s bid to hold the 2032 EURO tournament in Italy – mentioning that the event is of ‘public interest and national relevance’. It is understood that in March 2023, the Italian government will work with national and local authorities to coordinate workflows and implement written guarantees for the event to take place.

11 cities have been chosen to be part of the bidding phase for hosting the EURO tournament: Milan, Torino, Verona, Genoa, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Bari, Cagliari and Palermo. By mid-April, the final bid of 10 host cities will be definitively marked and forwarded to UEFA, after which the European governing body will evaluate bids in September and October 2023.

FIGC’s official press release (via TuttoJuve) reads: “The FIGC has successfully concluded the process of sending the documents that make up the Preliminary Bid Dossier relating to the candidacy to host the final stage of UEFA EURO 2032. 11 cities are involved in the bidding phase: Milan, Turin, Verona, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Bari, Cagliari and Palermo. The preparation of the Final Bid Dossier will continue in the coming months until 12 April 2023, the date on which the 10 candidate cities will be definitively presented to UEFA. The assignment of the event by the UEFA Executive Committee is expected between September and October 2023”.

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