The number of English stadiums in the bid to host Euro 2028 could be reduced to five.

This is reported by The Telegraph that the joint bid in the British Isles already means huge Premier League stadiums such as Arsenal and Leeds have already been ruled out of the bid.


Wembley to host more Euro matches after England host Italy 2021 shootoutAuthor: Getty

Other Premier League venues not currently under consideration are Southampton, Leicester, Wolves, Brighton and Nottingham Forest.

Only stadiums with a capacity of more than 30,000 people can participate in the bidding.

And some shocking names in contention are League One MK Dons and Championship side Sunderland.

Two or more Old TraffordTottenham Hotspur Stadium, London Stadium, Etihad Stadium, Everton New Dock Brumley Moor, St. James’s Park and Villa Park’s face is missing.

The bid will also include territories in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

At the moment, only ten stadiums can qualify for the final, and only five in England, with Wembley already guaranteed.

However Euro 2028 could still increase from 24 to 32 teams.

England’s remaining four elections will be split between the South, the Midlands, the North and the Far North
ensure a fair distribution of matches.


Only one of Old Trafford, the Etihad and Everton’s planned new Bramley Moor dock, will count as it stands.

Enfield and Stamford Bridge already excluded from the list because their grounds are too small to host Euro games.

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