Commonwealth boost to Glasgow Euro 2020 hopes

The closing ceremony of the Glasgow games. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
The closing ceremony of the Glasgow games. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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Glasgow’s hopes to be a host for the Euro 2020 Football Championship have been boosted by a successful Commonwealth Games, says Games Scotland chairman Michael Cavanagh.

The 2020 tournament is set to be hosted jointly by a number of nations which will be named next month, and the Scottish Football Association hopes that Hampden will be among them.

Mr Cavanagh said Glasgow 2014 should make a great example of the city as Uefa looks to select the venues.

He said: “I think Glasgow must be very well placed to win major sporting events after the success of these Games.

“But a Euro 2020 would be fantastic for the city. Glasgow as a city and Scotland as a country have done no harm at all in showing what we can do when handed major sporting events.

“It’s so complex staging a Games because there’s so many small aspects to running them, but it’s really hard to pick out anything we could have done better.”