Scotland, Wales and Republic of Ireland considering Euro 2020 host bid
Inside the games has reported yesterday that Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland are ready to bid for the rights to host the 2020 European Championships. The three nations are reported to be willing to rival Turkey's bid for the tournament which is currently the only one on the table with Georgia rumoured to also be interested in hosting the tournament.
UEFA is willing to consider a three-nation joint bid if the countries are able to meet the stadium criteria that the staging of such a tournament requires and the travel between the three is not too great. Travel is obviously not an issue with the three nations easily accessible from each other whilst the three nations all have stadiums that fit the UEFA bill. UEFA states that the host nation(s) must have 2 stadiums with a minimum 50,000 capacity, 3 with 40,000 and four with 30,000 and the three countries easily meet that criteria with Cardiff's Millenium Stadium, Scotland's Hampden Park and Ireland's Lansdowne Road the big three.
The three FAs have until midnight tonight to decide whether to put forward their application to host the Euros in eight years time.