The UK and Ireland’s bid to host the European Championships 2028 has been formally approved, UEFA has announced.

The bid was unopposed after Turkey withdrew to focus on a joint bid for the 2032 Euros alongside Italy and on Tuesday (October 10) morning UEFA’s executive committee gave its official seal of approval.

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.

Tuesday’s decision means England will be involved in hosting a Euros for a third time. They hosted alone in Euro 96 and were one of 11 countries involved in staging the continent-wide Euro 2020.

Ten stadiums across the five nations will host the Euros 2028 matches, with analysts projecting a three billion euro (£2.6bn) boost to the host nation economies on the back of the tournament.

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

Venues selected to host Euro 2028 matches include Wembley Stadium in London, Manchester City's Etihad Stadium and the National Stadium of Wales (Principlaity Stadium) in Cardiff.

However, some of the UK's most iconic and well-known football grounds such as Manchester United's Old Trafford and Liverpool's Anfield will not host any games. 

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

Wembley is set to host the final – and potentially both semi-finals.

All five nations are expected to go through qualification for the tournament, with UEFA understood to be reserving two host nation places for any of the teams which do not make it on merit.