Turkey is reportedly in contention to bid to host the UEFA European football championship in 2028 - this comes after another target set to bid for the UEFA Euro 2024 according to the country's football federation.
"We competed to be the host country for EURO 2024 but our rival Germany bagged the ticket to host the tournament. Our goal is to host EURO 2028 and we will organize it properly," Nihat Özdemir, chairman of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), said.
Turkey and Germany came as the top countries to host Euro 2024 but the Uefa executive committee made the decision to go with Germany as the hosts of the tournament on September 27, 2018.
Uefa Euro 2028 is set to be the 18th edition of the championship - it is the quadrennial men's football tournament among European nations and organized by Uefa.
“We are ready for the new organizations as the 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be a very good reference for us,” Özdemir stressed.
Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey recently hosted the 2019 Uefa Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea on Wednesday, August 14.
Liverpool triumphed over Chelsea for the Super Cup after a 5-4 penalty shootout victory.
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