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Great Britain and Ireland want to host EM 2028

The Football Associations of Great Britain and Ireland have decided not to host the 2030 World Cup and instead want to focus on a joint bid for the 2028 Euros.

This was announced by the five associations from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in a joint statement.

The decision is the result of a feasibility study on the international tournaments, in which, among other things, economic effects, football policy aspects and the expected costs of the organization were examined.

The orientation of the EM offers a similar return, but the costs to be paid are significantly lower and the potential gains are realized earlier, it said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson euphorically announced last year that Great Britain and Ireland were preparing an application for the 2030 World Cup, with a decision on the award being made in 2024.

However, this was criticized after the failed English World Cup applications for 2006 and 2018. The application period for the EM 2028 ends on March 23rd. The host of the tournament is expected to be announced on April 5th.

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