Wembley has put its name forward to host the 2008 UEFA Champions League final but will face competition from eight other venues to land European football´s showpiece event.

The news comes after the stadium endured another difficult day in its development process, as it was evacuated and its workers sent home after an incident involving the roof of the arena. Wembley will face stiff competition for the 2008 final, with Germany, Italy and Portugal lodging two bids apiece, and grounds in Russia and Spain completing the list of competitors.

"There will be an examination of all sites from April to June and then the final decision is foreseen to be taken at the Executive Committee meeting of UEFA in October," a UEFA spokesman told the PA Sport Services Football Insider bulletin.

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