It looks like Russia is applying to host EM 2028 and 2032
At the end of February, Russian teams were banned from FIFA and UEFA competitions. However, RFU will probably apply for an EM contract.
It is clear that the Russian Football Federation submitted the application documents for the 2028 and 2032 European Championships. “The Executive Committee decided that we will submit an application to host Euro 2028 and Euro 2032,” Sergey Anokhin of the Executive Committee of the Russian Federation told the Russian daily newspaper. Sport Express Quoted.
The application period for the two tournaments closed on Wednesday. The Associations of Ireland and Great Britain, among others, have applied for EM 2028. UEFA would like to inform other potential candidates at the beginning of April.
Russian national teams banned from participating in FIFA and UEFA tournaments
The next final round will be held in Germany in 2024 with 24 participants. There is already speculation about expanding the starting field to 32 teams. This would be more than half of UEFA’s 55 member associations.
Already last summer, the former Russian World Cup organizer Alexei Sorokin submitted an application. The 49-year-old told Daily News in June Sport Express.
The intention to organize an EM tournament in 2028 or 2032 comes as a surprise in the current context. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian teams were banned from all competitions by UEFA and FIFA at the end of last month.. The ban also affects the World Cup in Qatar next November.