The UK and Ireland will host the UEFA European Championships in 2028 it has been announced.

The UK bid is subject to final approval from UEFA’s executive committee next week, but looks all but a done deal after the only other bid on the table from Turkey was withdrawn to focus on a joint bid with Italy for Euro 2032.

The joint bid was put forward back in April and sees the footballing associations of England (FA), Scotland (SFA), Wales (FAW), Northern Ireland (IFA) and the Republic of Ireland (FAI) join together.

Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette: The joint bid for Euro 2028 was put forward by the UK and Ireland back in April 2023. The joint bid for Euro 2028 was put forward by the UK and Ireland back in April 2023. (Image: PA)

UEFA issued a statement on Wednesday morning which read: “Further to the announcement on July 28 which revealed the desire of the Italian and Turkish FAs to submit a joint bid to stage UEFA EURO 2032, the UEFA administration has today written to both associations to confirm that their joint bid has been duly received and will go forward for assessment and consideration by the UEFA executive committee.

“As indicated by the FA of Türkiye with its submission of the request for a joint bid, their bid to stage UEFA EURO 2028 is consequently withdrawn.

“The award of both tournaments still requires the approval of the executive committee at its meeting in Nyon on October 10.

"The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision.”

Full list of UK and Irish stadiums selected as venues for Euro 2028

There were 10 UK stadiums from across the UK submitted as part of the UK and Ireland bid to host Euro 2028.

Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette: See which UK and Ireland stadiums will host Euro 2028 matches.See which UK and Ireland stadiums will host Euro 2028 matches. (Image: PA)

Venues included Wembley Stadium in London, Manchester City's Etihad Stadium and National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff.

Some of the UK's most iconic and well-known football grounds such as Manchester United's Old Trafford and Liverpool's Anfield however were not included. 

The 10 stadiums selected as venues for the UK and Ireland Euro 2028 bid are:

Wembley Stadium, London

Capacity: 90,000

Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Capacity: 62,000

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium

Capacity: 53,000

National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff

Capacity: 75,000

Everton Stadium

Capacity: 53,000

Dublin Arena

Capacity: 51,000

Casement Park, Belfast

Capacity: 35,000

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Capacity: 52,000

Villa Park, Birmingham 

Capacity: 52,000

St James' Park, Newcastle

Capacity: 52,000

UEFA will formally announce the hosts for the 2028 and 2032 European Championship tournaments following a meeting of its executive committee in Switzerland next week.