The UK and Ireland could be set to host the 2028 European Championships, as their joint bid is now the only one remaining to hold the competition.

Turkey had also put itself forward to host Euro 2028 and 2032, but has now decided to do a joint bid with Italy instead for the later competition.

A statement by European football's governing body UEFA said: "UEFA will now work with FIGC [the Italian Football Federation] and TFF [the Turkish Football Federation] to ensure that the documentation to be submitted for their joint bid is compliant with the bidding requirements.

"If the joint bid does comply with such requirements, it will be submitted to the UEFA Executive Committee at the meeting scheduled on 10 October, where the appointments for 2028 and 2032 will be made.

"Decisions on venues and match schedules will be made at a later stage."

The Italian federation said the decision to bid jointly with Turkey for 2032 had been reached following a "complex and fruitful consultation process", Sky News reports.

Which stadiums will host Euro 2028 games if bid is successful?

If the 2028 bid by England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is successful, 10 stadia across the five nations would host matches.

These would be:

  • Wembley Stadium (England)
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (England)
  • Etihad Stadium (England)
  • Everton's new Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium (England)
  • Villa Park (England)
  • St James' Park (England)
  • A redeveloped Casement Park in Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Dublin Arena (Ireland)
  • Hampden Park (Scotland)
  • Cardiff National Stadium (Wales)

When the final plan for the bid was submitted in April Debbie Hewitt, chair of UK and Ireland bid, said in a statement: "Our pioneering five-way partnership will deliver a record-breaking and unforgettable UEFA Euro

The bid has political support across the five nations, with a joint statement on behalf of its leaders in April saying they would be "honoured" to deliver the tournament.