Russia will apply to host the UEFA showpiece in either 2028 or 2032, according to an official
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Russia plans to launch a bid to host the UEFA European Championships in either 2028 or 2032, a member of the Russian Football Union’s (RFU) executive committee has said.
Rustem Saymanov, who is also general director at Rubin Kazan, told reporters of the federation’s intentions on Wednesday.
“The RFU is going to apply for the European Championships in 2028 and 2032, this is not a joke,” Saymanov said, according to TASS.
“Life goes on with us, we are open and ready, we should not be closed to UEFA and FIFA.
“We’ve held lots of competitions at a high level… There’s a lot of time, the situation will change, we will study everything.
“I can’t say about 2028, but in 2032 – yes [we’ll bid]. We have now asked for documents to study all the requirements, we will wait,” he added.