Italy and Turkey Propose to Host Euro 2032 Together

Italy and Turkey have officially communicated to UEFA that they plan to merge their bids to host Euro 2032, thus ending the process since no other country came forward. The two federations sent a joint letter to UEFA to relay the decision. Getting the okay shouldn’t be a problem, La Repubblica informs.

The Peninsula was having political problems due to a battle among parties about the head of the Sport e Salute public company, which will have a large role in organizing the tournament, and the laws concerning the terms of federal presidents.

If the modification is rubber-stamped, the Euro 2032 opener will be in Turkey, most likely in Istanbul, while the final would take place in Italy, probably in Rome. It would be an equal partnership. The details of the plan will be ironed out after the green light, which should arrive in October, Il Messaggero reports.

If things go according to plan, only five of the ten designated cities would host matches. Milan, Turin, Verona, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Napoli, Bari, and Cagliari were the other locations. The FIGC formally submitted the dossier on April 12th.

Should Italy and Turkey obtain the 2032 edition as likely, it would be the fourth time the Euro is split between two countries. Belgium and the Netherlands organized it in 2000, Austria and Switzerland in 2012, and Poland and Ukraine in 2012. Euro 2021 was spread across the Old Continent.

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