ENGLAND’S number of stadiums for the Euro 2028 hosting bid could be cut as low as five.
The Telegraph reports that the joint British Isles bid already sees huge Premier League stadiums like Arsenal and Leeds out of the running as it stands.
Other Premier League grounds not being considered at the moment are Southampton, Leicester, Wolves, Brighton and Nottingham Forest.
Only stadiums with a capacity above 30,000 can be part of the bidding process.
And some shock names in contention are League One MK Dons and Championship Sunderland.
The bid will also feature grounds in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Only ten stadiums are currently assured to make the final cut and just five in England, with Wembley already guaranteed.
However Euro 2028 could still expand from 24 to 32 teams.
England’s other four selections would be divided into one each from the south, the midlands, the north and the far north
to ensure a fair distribution of matches.
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Only one of Old Trafford, the Etihad and Everton’s planned new Bramley-Moore Dock will make the cut as it stands.
Anfield and Stamford Bridge have already been axed from the list because their pitches are too small to host Euros games.