FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said Italy “must do everything possible to bring the Euros to the Peninsula and improve our stadiums.”
Most of the arenas in Italy were built or restructured for the 1990 World Cup and are therefore crumbling.
While Juventus, Udinese, Cagliari and Frosinone have been able to strike deals with the local councils to revamp their stadiums, big clubs like Roma and Napoli remain in tense negotiations to get their projects approved.
“Bringing the European Championship to Italy is an objective, but the award is not expected until 2022,” Federation chief Gravina told Radio Kiss Kiss.
“We asked UEFA to bring it forward, but I don’t know if that will be possible. Our country must do everything possible to bring the Euros to the Peninsula in 2028 and therefore improve our stadiums.”