The chaos at the Euro 2020 final has not ruined a 2030 World Cup bid, Nigel Huddleston has said.

The Government is supporting a study to assess the benefits of a UK and Ireland bid to stage the centenary finals.

The Euro final in July was tarnished by disturbances at Wembley and in other areas of London, with ticketless individuals managing to gain entry to the stadium for the match between England and Italy.

Mr Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, has slammed the behaviour of “unruly and despicable” individuals but remains confident of a potential World Cup bid.

He said: “The conversations we have had and in the interactions we have had so far it’s recognised that it was exceptional, that we can actually hold events very well.

“I don’t believe and we’ve not had any indications that the events at Wembley are going to put the kibosh on our bid, not at all.”

On Thursday, November 18, Huddleston gave evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee about the value of hosting major sporting and cultural events.

Whilst committee chair Julian Knight labelled a bid for the 2030 competition “utter nonsense”, Mr Huddleston remained optimistic.

He added: “As you know last time (for the 2018 bid) we were made promises behind closed doors and those votes did not transpire.

“The process has changed. If it hadn’t, I would share your scepticism.”

The decision on who should host the 2030 finals is due to be taken at the 2024 FIFA Congress.