The Scottish Football Association (SFA) have confirmed holding ”tentative” talks with Wales and Northern Ireland over the possibility of co-hosting the 2016 European Championships.
Scotland’s hope of staging the tournament in eight years’ time appeared to have ended in September when Uefa announced they were increasing the number of finalists from 16 to 24.
The country lacks the requisite number of stadiums to host the expanded finals, but the SFA are looking to link up with one of their neighbours in the hope a joint bid will be successful.
Uefa general secretary David Taylor insists Scotland would be a “great place” to hold the tournament.
Former SFA chief executive Taylor was involved in the unsuccessful bid to bring Euro 2008 to Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, but he believes Scotland would be the ideal venue to host the finals in 2016.
“It would be terrific. But I must be careful here,” Taylor told The Herald.
“My enthusiasm for and advice to any country could be perceived in the wrong way. Many countries in UEFA are capable of hosting the tournament.”