Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), have decided to submit a joint bid to host UEFA EURO 2032 following a consultation and evaluation process.
The successful completion of past tournaments such as EURO 2020, EURO 2012, EURO 2008 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as the studies conducted for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada in the near future, have shown that when tournaments of this magnitude are organized jointly, more football fans are engaged and tournaments are completed efficiently and sustainably.
In the event UEFA accepts the joint bid proposal submitted today, by the Turkish Football Federation and the Italian Football Federation, the remaining bid process will be carried out jointly and the information and documents requested by UEFA will be updated and submitted to UEFA. The host cities and stadiums will be determined amongst the stadiums previously submitted to UEFA by the two federations and the tournament will be equally distributed between the two countries. The final decision on the selection of host cities and stadiums will be made after further evaluation.
The President of the Turkish Football Federation Mehmet Büyükekşi, made the following statement regarding the decision:
"Today, we have made an important decision for both Turkish and European football. Our partnership with the Italian Football Federation reflects the values of friendship and cooperation within European football. I believe that this joint move will strengthen the existing cooperation between the two Mediterranean countries, those have been part of a similar culture and deep-rooted history for centuries, and will build an important bridge for the future of our football."