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Hampden Park and Windsor Park make bids for European club finals in 2019

Glasgow's Hampden Park is in the running to stage the final of one of three major European club competitions in 2019, with Windsor Park also bidding to bring the UEFA Super Cup to Belfast.

The two grounds are among 10 on the shortlist for that match - the mid-August game between the winners of the previous season's Champions League and Europa League.

Hampden Park has also declared an interest in hosting the finals of the Europa League and Women's Champions League.

These declarations of interest, however, are not binding and final proposals must be delivered by June 6, when the Scottish FA will have to choose one of the three bids to pursue, as member associations can only apply for one final. UEFA's executive committee will choose the successful bids in September.

Hampden Park is currently up against six rivals for the Europa League final and five for the Women's Champions League decider.

Windsor Park, which has recently been redeveloped and can hold nearly 19,000 fans, has never staged a European club final before but the 52,000-capacity Hampden Park has a rich history of major finals.

It has hosted the European Cup final twice, including Real Madrid's 7-3 demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt in 1960, and a Champions League final in 2002. It also twice staged the final of the Cup Winners' Cup and the 2007 UEFA Cup, as well as hosting football during the London Olympics, and has been selected as a Euro 2020 venue.

News of the bids for finals from Northern Ireland and Scotland was confirmed in a UEFA press release that revealed 13 other member associations have declared interest in the four 2019 finals.

The 2019 Champions League final will be played at either Baku's National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2015 European Games, or the new stadium Atletico Madrid are scheduled to move into next season, the Wanda Metropolitano.

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