Uefa warn England and Home Nations TOTTENHAM could ruin Euro 2028 bid if they don’t agree to stadium rule

TOTTENHAM could ruin Britain and Ireland’s Euro 2028 bid if they fail to comply with one of UEFA’s stadium regulations.

The United Kingdom and Ireland submitted a joint bid to host Euro 2028 last month, with 14 venues in five countries chosen to host the games.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of 14 venues selected to bid for Euro 2028

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of 14 venues selected to bid for Euro 2028Photo credit: Getty
Uefa is concerned about naming rights

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Uefa is concerned about naming rightsPhoto credit: Reuters

Nine of these venues are in England, including Wembley Stadium, London Stadium, Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium.

The brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is also on the list but is causing significant problems in the bidding process, according to The Times.

This is due to naming rights and the possibility of the stadium breaking an important Uefa rule.

Uefa insists only ‘clean’ unbranded stadiums can host European Championship matches.

But Tottenham have been in talks with Google over naming rights, alongside a host of other companies, and as a result there have been significant delays in agreeing guarantees, which has left Uefa frustrated.

Manchester City have already agreed to renaming the Etihad Stadium as the City of Manchester Stadium throughout the period of the proposed tournament to avoid breaches.

Similarly, Aviva Stadium in Dublin will be known as Dublin Stadium.

Uefa is also awaiting replies from the UK and Ireland on guarantees of policing, night flights and airports and income tax exemptions.

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There is also an issue related to Casement Park in Belfast – one of the 14 venues chosen to host matches.

The stadium needs a major refurbishment and although this is set to take place next year, Uefa are still awaiting guarantees on the final plans.

The official Uefa vote on which country or countries will host Euro 2028 is due to take place in September.

Britain and Ireland will face Turkey in the vote.

Turkey is understood to have already signed all of its guarantees.

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