Ireland's joint bid for the Euro 2028 tournament has been 'impoverished' by a lack of stadiums and facilities.
That's according to Eamon Dunphy, pundit and presenter of 'The Stand' podcast.
The bid is being made between the Republic of Ireland, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
It will see around 150,000 fans travel here, who are likely to spend up to €600m.
Eamon told Pat Kenny: "Nations who'd come here to compete would need good training facilities, and they would be the legacy really.
"We have a big problem with stadiums, there's only the Aviva and Croke Park.
"And north of the border, there's not very much at all."
Asked if the Aviva and Croke Park could handle between six to eight games, he says: "I'm not sure they could, obviously depending on the dates and the sequencing of them - I'm not sure.
"But on the positive side there'd be a lot of people coming into the country, it would be good for business, and the hospitality business needs all the help it can get.
"I think there's an estimate of 150,000 people might travel to Ireland to see these games - it would be good for the fans to get to see top-class sport.
"But we really are impoverished when it comes to stadiums and facilities.
"I'm not sure you'd get eight games in a short timespan into those two stadiums".
'Aviva and Cork Park would qualify'
But he says it is important to look at the legacy of hosting the games.
"We were due to host in 2020, but COVID stopped that. So it would be very good for the game, good for tourism.
"And [Leo Varadkar] is right to empasise the legacy aspect of it.
"At the moment our facilities to host big-time sport are a bit embarrassing.
"I'd be satisfied that the Aviva and Cork Park would qualify - neither of them, of course, soccer stadiums.
"The GAA have been very generous in the past to both rugby and to soccer, and the Aviva essentially belongs to the IRFU".
While Minister of State Jack Chambers says the cost of staging the tournament would be around €80m, against a potential spending boost of €600m.
He told The Hard Shoulder: "This offers huge potential for Ireland - for our island - and from a sporting, a tourism and an economic perspective.
"I think it's great to be able to plan for this and what it brings.
"The early projections - we've had a significant piece of work by my own department on the potential around this.
"Up to potentially 147,00 fans coming to Ireland, a poetical spend of between €300m and €600m.
"And massive sporting potential, what it does for our country and for promoting sport... and the North-South dimension is fundamental as well.
"Building that cooperation on our island, but also the relationship with Britain post-Brexit: I think it's good that we're seeing that cooperation through sport".
On the cost-benefit analysis, he said: "The economic potential is massive - the ratio of at least three or four to one.
"We could have potentially football associations setting up camps in other parts of our island.
"Whilst Aviva and Croke Park might be where the games are hosted, there's potential across our island and across our regions."