Because of the still ongoing attack war against Ukraine, Russia is excluded from all football tournaments - whether country or club level - excluded from FIFA and UEFA. And yet the country wants to align the European Championship 2028 or 2032.
Russia has given a corresponding letter of intent, said Association Chief Alexander Djukov on Wednesday, according to the Russian agency TASS based in Moscow. Now the association has to work on the application by 12 April 2023 time.
Russia has experience to align large tournaments, says Djukov. The country hosted the World Cup 2018, 2021 took place several games of the European Championship in the city of St. Petersburg.
However, Russian teams and athletes were suspended from their sports associations after the attack on Ukraine on February 24th. The Russian football national team was excluded from the qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Great Britain and Ireland 2028, Italy 2032?
Previously, the football associations from the United Kingdom and Ireland had given a joint application for the focus of the European Championship 2028. UEFA wants to announce the possible candidates in early April. The tournament should be awarded together with the final round 2032. Italy is in conversation as host.