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Leeds United facing significant snub as Euro 2028 update emerges

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It seems that Leeds United may be out of the running to host any Euro 2028 matches, should the tournament come to England.

That’s after The Times journalist Martyn Ziegler reported that Elland Road is not among the ten stadiums set to be put forward to stage matches, as part of England’s bid to host the tournament.

Having hosted the final stages of the delayed, continent-wide Euro 2020 last year, England are now looking to bring the tournament back to these shores in just six years time.

The FA, along with their counterparts from Turkey, are competing to host the Euros in 2028, with a decision on which country will hold the tournament to be announced next September.

However, it seems that even if England are successful with their bid to host, Leeds will not be playing any part in hosting the tournament.

According to this latest update, Elland Road will not be one of the venues used to host the games, with none set to be held in Yorkshire at all.

It is thought that is down to the fact that local authorities could not be convinced to give time and resources to stage any matches.

The ten stadiums that are still being considered to be included in the bid – which will also include grounds from elsewhere in the UK – are Wembley, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the London Stadium, Villa Park, Stadium MK, Old Trafford, the Etihad, St James’ Park, the Stadium of Light, and Everton’s new Bramley Moore Dock ground.

It would be a shame to see a situation such as this unfolding, particularly if England do get to host the games.

Yorkshire is a one the footballing bedrocks of the country, with plenty of historic and high profile teams coming from the area.

As a result, it seems strange that would not be recognised by giving them the chance to host part of the tournament, and Elland Road would certainly be a strong option to fill that role.

Not only would that be a big honour for those connected with the club, but the fact it is possible no games will be held in Yorkshire, will make it harder for football fans across the county to see any matches live, which doesn’t exactly seem fair given the number of potential host stadiums in other areas of the country.

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.

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