UEFA EURO 2032 will take place in Italy and Türkiye after this week’s decision by the UEFA Executive Committee.
It will be the sixth time the EURO has been staged in multiple nations, with EURO 2028 set to take place in the UK and Republic of Ireland, following successful tournaments in Belgium and the Netherlands (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008), Poland and Ukraine (2012) and most recently, EURO 2020, which took place across 11 different nations in the summer of 2021.
The tournament will see Italy host EURO tournament matches for the fourth time. The nation exclusively hosted EURO 1968 and 1980, while, most recently, Rome’s Stadio Olimpico staged matches during EURO 2020. This will be Türkiye’s first time hosting the competition.
Italy and Türkiye 2032 Bid Partnership:
“We offer our gratitude to UEFA for giving two countries sharing Mediterranean culture the honour to co-host UEFA EURO 2032. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have united their strength with their bid to host the best EURO ever held, establishing new bridges of friendships and leaving a lasting contribution to the football legacy.
“In the coming years, Italy and Turkey will work intensively, as we point out in our motto ‘Play as One’, until 2032, with a big passion and commitment to offer the ultimate EURO experience to the fans.”
Below, we look at some of the key details of the successful bid, and how the jointly hosted tournament will leave a lasting impact once the final whistle is blown.
EURO 2032 venues
The bidders have proposed 20 stadiums of which 10 will be chosen to stage matches, five per country, by October 2026.
Milan: Stadio San Siro – Giuseppe Meazza
Rome: Stadio Olimpico
Bari: Stadio San Nicola (to be renovated)
Naples: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (to be renovated)
Florence: Stadio Artemio Franchi (new stadium)
Turin: Juventus Stadium
Genoa: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (to be renovated)
Verona: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (to be renovated)
Bologna: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (new stadium)
Cagliari: Stadio Sant’Elia (new stadium)
Istanbul: Atatürk Olympic Stadium (to be renovated)
Ankara: New Ankara Stadium (new stadium)
Istanbul: Ali Sami Yen Stadium
Istanbul: Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium
Bursa: Timsah Arena
Trabzon: Şenol Güneş Sport Complex
Konya: Konya Metropolitan Stadium
Gaziantep: Gaziantep Kalyon Stadium
Eskişehir: Eskişehir Stadium
Antalya: Antalya Stadium
Both nations can boast extensive recent experience of staging major matches and events. The opening game at UEFA EURO 2020 was one of four tournament matches staged at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, while Milan’s San Siro and Turin’s Juventus Stadium shared hosting duties at the 2021 UEFA Nations League finals, with the latter also staging the 2022 UEFA Women’s Champions League final.
Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium hosted its second UEFA Champions League final in 2023, and in 2019, the Super Cup was played at Beşiktaş Park. The city’s Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium staged the last-ever UEFA Cup final in 2009.
Vision: how will EURO 2032 leave a lasting legacy to help develop the game?
Italy and Türkiye share an almost unrivalled passion for the beautiful game which they believe will ensure EURO 2032 inspires new generations to fall in love with the sport, boosting both participation rates and standards across their respective countries.
Under the ‘Play as One’ motto, the FIGC and TFF will each focus on grassroots development programmes, aiming to ensure growth at the lower levels of the football pyramid, while creating opportunities for their most talented young players to reach their potential.
Both associations will use the tournament to reach more children through developments camps and centres, promoting inclusion and a clear pathway into the game for disadvantaged young people, while also offering social support and increasing links between schools and amateur clubs.