The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will now bid for Euro 2028 uncontested, following Turkey’s withdrawal to focus on a combined bid with Italy for Euro 2032.
In July, Turkey decided to consolidate their Euro 2032 candidacy with Italy, which has now been accepted by Uefa.
While Italy only bid for the 2032 event, Turkey bid for both the 2028 and 2032 tournaments.
Both proposals must still be officially approved by Uefa at its executive committee meeting on Tuesday.
“The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision,” Uefa stated.
Turkey hosted the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan in June at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but the country has never hosted a major international competition.
European champions for the first time Italy hosted the Euros in 1968 and 1980, and the Stadio Olimpico in Rome will also serve as a venue for Euro 2020.
Ten venues were chosen for the UK and Republic of Ireland’s bid in April, including Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, and London’s Wembley Stadium.
The bid also includes two unbuilt stadiums, Belfast’s Casement Park and Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock.