Russia and Turkey have also expressed interest in hosting the 2032 European Championship, according to UEFA, who also said that Italy had announced its intention to submit a bid to host this edition of the tournament.
The International Federation decidedFIFAUEFA has suspended Russian clubs and their national teams from participating in international tournaments, pending the outcome of Russia’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after its invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian Football Federation was not suspended, but UEFA said it would monitor the situation closely.
A UEFA spokesperson said: “The UEFA Executive Committee will stand ready to hold further extraordinary meetings, on a regular and ongoing basis as necessary, in addition to its meetings already scheduled for 7 April and 10 May, to reassess the legal and factual situation as it evolves and adopt further decisions as necessary. In light of the expressed interest Russian Football Federation to host the European Championship.
hosted by Russia 2018 World Cup Finals. Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which hosted the final, was used for a rally in support of President Vladimir Putin last week.
“We must take advantage of the opportunity to host the European Championship. It will be held in the World Cup stadiums. We have developed the infrastructure,” Russian Football Federation President Alexander Dyukov was quoted by Match TV as saying.
“We understand that there is a small chance (of getting the hosting), but we must take advantage of it. We reserve the right to make an offer, this option is free.”
The minimum requirements include having ten stadiums available, one with a capacity of at least 60,000 fans and two stadiums with a capacity of at least 50,000 fans.
The list of applicants will be announced in April, and the winning countries to host the 2028 and 2032 European Championships will be determined in September next year. Germany European Championship 2024.
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