OK, it seems like a long way away right now, but considerations need to be made now for countries wishing to bid for the European Championship in 2016 and N. Ireland, Scotland & Wales look to be considering it.
N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales are looking at discussing the possibility of hosting the Euro’s in 2016, according to the Scottish FA.
The Scottish and Irish FA failed in a similar bid six years ago, but are hoping that between them and Wales, they can fund a successful bid this time around.
An announcement from the Scottish FA yesterday read:
As we’ve always said, we would love to host the European Championship in Scotland, however, we realise it’s a huge undertaking and, as far as 2016 goes, we simply couldn’t host it by ourselves. We’re meeting with the other Home Nations at the International Football Association board meeting in Belfast in February. I’m sure it’s something we’ll discuss. If there was a feeling that a bid was a possibility, we would then commission a feasibility study.