Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has officially submitted their bid to host EURO 2032, it has been confirmed via an official statement.
FIGC have also confirmed the ten cities that will be hosting the tournament if the championships will be awarded to Italy: Milan, Turin, Verona, Genova, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Napoli, Bari and Cagliari.
The city of Palermo, initially included in the project, will continue to help the FIGC in their bid but as of right now it will not host any game.
“We’ve imagined Italy and European football in 10 years time, in the knowledge that the positive legacy of such an event would multiply extraordinary opportunities for the entire nation”, FIGC’s president Gabriele Gravina stated.
The last major tournament hosted by Italy was the 1990 World Cup. More recently, Italy have hosted the Under 21 European Championships in 2019 and the Nations League’s final four in 2021.
The only time Italy have hosted the European Championships has been back in 1968 when the Azzurri won the competition by beating 2-0 Yugoslavia in the final played in Rome.
The UEFA Executive Committee will take their decision on October 10th. Italy is in competition with Turkey, the only other country that has submitted their bid to host EURO 2032.
Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN