After a morning of speculation, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed they will put forward an expression of interest with Wales and Scotland to host UEFA EURO 2020.
The statement in full 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.