Ireland and the UK are expected to be confirmed as the joint hosts of Euro 2028 this week.
Meanwhile cabinet ministers here will formally back the FAI's attempt to co-host the football tournament this morning.
The FAI is seeking to jointly stage the tournament with England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The deadline for bids is tomorrow, and according to reports, no rivals have come forward.
The Aviva Stadium and Croke Park are slated to host games, with the tournament likely to be expanded to 32 teams.
The football associations of the UK and Ireland decided to focus on Euro 2028 earlier this year, having scrapped plans to try for the 2030 World Cup.
Irish football legend, Ray Houghton, says it would be a great boost for the country;
"It would be great for the young kids and their development, for coaches watching. Also for the Irish public, to showcase the country, you know the hotels, the restaurants, the pubs, that have had such a hard time recently."
A formal decision won't be announced until the 7th of April.
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