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Emirates and Anfield snubbed in favour of League One stadium in Euro 2028 shortlist

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Anfield is one in every of soccer’s most iconic stadiums (Photograph: Getty)

Liverpool’s Anfield and Arsenal’s Emirates stadiums is not going to be used as venues for Euro 2028 ought to the UK and Eire win the bid to host the match.

Earlier within the yr, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Eire, and the Republic of Eire introduced a joint bid to carry the upcoming European Championships.

They’re the favourites to win forward of their solely opponents Turkey, who’ve unsuccessfully bid to host the final 5 tournaments and are additionally bidding for Euro 2032 towards Italy.

Whereas the host nation(s) is not going to be determined till September subsequent yr, extra detailed plans are being submitted to UEFA over the approaching months together with which stadiums the match’s 51 matches will probably be performed at.

UEFA have requested for a 10-stadium shortlist, although this might be expanded to as many as 12, with The Times reporting that Scotland, Wales, and Northern Eire could have one every, whereas Eire could have two, most certainly to be Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Croke Park.

Consequently, England could have between 5 and 7 stadiums internet hosting video games however a number of of the nation’s finest and most well-known grounds have been eradicated from the method already.

This contains the Emirates and Anfield, with the latter not making the reduce as a consequence of its pitch being too small, an issue that has additionally dominated out Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

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Stadium MK has surprisingly made the 10-venue shortlist (Photograph: Getty)

Leeds’ Elland Street can be out of the working having been ‘unable to steer their native authorities to commit the time and assets required to host video games.’

Shockingly nevertheless, Stadium MK, the house of League One facet MK Dons, has been included on the 10-venue shortlist, after internet hosting a number of matches throughout Girls’s Euro 2022.

The opposite grounds on the shortlist are Wembley, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, West Ham’s London Stadium, Villa Park, Manchester United’s Outdated Trafford, Manchester Metropolis’s Etihad, Everton’s deliberate Bramley Moore Dock floor, Sunderland’s Stadium of Mild and Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Wembley and Hampden Park in Glasgow hosted a number of matches through the transcontinental Euro 2020, together with the semi-finals and last.

The Aviva was additionally set to host video games however was changed by the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia within the months previous to the match because of the results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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