A decision on Dublin hosting Euro 2020 matches will be reached on Friday after UEFA confirmed a further delay in the process.

Earlier this month UEFA were told by the Football Association of Ireland and the government that no assurances could be provided on spectators attending games in Dublin, putting hopes of hosting matches here in serious doubt.

All 12 host cities have submitted on what number of fans could attend matches in their stadiums.

The UEFA Executive Committee were today presented with several alternative options for matches scheduled to take place in Dublin, Bilbao and Munich.

All three cities currently have a stance of no supporters. Reports have linked the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a potential new venue for the games scheduled for Dublin.

UEFA will now draw up concrete proposals for a final decision to be taken on Friday.

The government and the FAI are keen to retain the hosting rights.

In a statement, the Football Association of Ireland and the Local Organising Structure (LOS) in charge of the Dublin bid said: "The Dublin LOS acknowledge this statement from UEFA and awaits further communication in due course.

"The FAI and the LOS will maintain dialogue with UEFA and will make no further comment until UEFA has reached a final decision on Dublin's status as a host venue for UEFA Euro 2020 on Friday, 23 April."