UEFA and FIFA Exec Comments on Italy-Turkey Euro 2032

Italy and Turkey will be formalized as the joint Euro 2032 hosts shortly. Evelina Christillin, who’s a UEFA executive and sits on the FIFA board, announced it to Radio Anch’Io Lo Sport (via Ansa).

“There won’t be any surprises tomorrow. The competition will take palce in Italy and Turkey. It’s a fait accompli. They stopped competing for the 2028 edition, which will go to the United Kingdom, receiving the green light for the next one.”

“We will be in Nyom for the vote. There’ll be a brief presentation by FIGC president Gabriele Gravina, and then we’ll start working on the stadiums. Only five cities will host the Euro 2032 matches as agreed between the two federations. We haven’t decided which ones yet. There’ll be a sort of competition. Infrastructures are one of the main problems in Italy. UEFA liked the two bids. The towns will have to submits their projects by the end of 2026.”

Christillin dismissed a burgeoning controversy.

“I don’t think there’ll be repercussions due to human rights violations. Turkey hosted the most recent Champions League final. The relations have been cordial and continuous outside of the sporting realm too. UEFA and FIFA decided to reinstate the U-17 Russian teams. We are trying to go beyond football and build bridges, not walls. I think this joint bid for Euro 2032 could facilitate things in much more meaningful areas too.”

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