Cabinet ministers are expected to formally back Ireland's bid to co-host Euro 2028 this morning.
The FAI is seeking to jointly stage the tournament with England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The government's set to support the bid ahead of tomorrow's UEFA deadline, with a decision expected next month.
There's currently no other bid making Ireland's chances of hosting very likely.
But Irish football legend, Ray Houghton, says it's too early to celebrate.
"Wait until we get the bid right and put it to the right body... you have to see... wait and see."
Though he admits it would be great for the player development and for the economy as a whole.
The Aviva Stadium and Croke Park are slated to host games, with the tournament likely to be expanded to 32 teams.
Northern Ireland's participation as a host country is dependent on the redevelopment of Casement Park, with Windsor Park, which currently fall below capacity critieria.