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FAI confirms interest in hosting Euro 2020 alongside Scotland & Wales

FAI confirms interest in hosting Euro 2020 alongside Scotland & Wales

Reports on Tuesday morning suggested a bid involving the Celtic nations and now the FAI has confirmed its plans to stage the games

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed its plans to submit a joint bid with the football associations of Scotland and Wales to host the European Championship finals in 2020.

The deadline for expressions of formal interest in hosting the finals expires at midnight on May 15 and Uefa is now aware of the intentions of the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales to stage the games.

A statement issued by the FAI reads: “The Football Association of Ireland has confirmed that it will join the Scottish FA and the Welsh FA in putting forward an expression of interest to host Uefa EURO 2020.

"The expression of interest is preliminary after the principal was discussed and is being put forward by the three Associations so that the opportunity can be explored in more detail.

“At this stage no bids would be expected or required by Uefa for at least eighteen months.”

Turkey is the only nation to have put forward a formal bid to host the tournament while Georgia has also registered initial interest.

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