Italy are hoping to get the hosting rights for the EURO 2032 tournament, but UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin warns there is a lot of work to be done. ‘The infrastructure in Italy is pretty terrible.’
The last major tournament to be held in the Peninsula was the 1990 World Cup, which was also when many of the stadiums were refurbished or reconstructed.
With the lack of a deadline and the on-going problems of red tape, local councils holding projects up and blocking others altogether, club owners are increasingly frustrated at the inability to get essential work done, either on existing structures or brand new arenas.
“I have spoken to FIGC President Gabriele Gravina about this issue,” Ceferin told Sky Sport Italia.
“I think Italy is a nation that lives and breathes football. However, the infrastructure situation in Italy is pretty terrible for a football nation at this level.”
How can they move past these constant roadblocks and allow for investment?
“It would be important to guarantee the use of resources to allow Italy to improve. If the Government doesn’t intervene to help and guarantee that new infrastructures will be built, it could be a problem.”
Rome did host several games during EURO 2020, while Italy was the host nation for the 2021 Nations League Final Four.
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