Trading standards will crack down on unlicensed traders during the Euro 2020 matches in Glasgow next year.

Legislation on ticketing and commercial activity to protect Uefa’s sponsors during the four matches at Hampden.

Extra enforcement powers will be given to trading standards officers to act within the commercial protection zones around Hampden and at the fan even zones in George Square and Merchant City.

Neil Coltart of Glasgow City Council’s trading standards department said they would target traders attemptiing to associate themselves with the event. He said there is no intention to prevent normal trade but “unreasonable association between that business and Uefa ans its sponsors”.

Action will be taken by competitor firms truing to gain coverage by parking vehicles or circling an event area to get exposure.

Mr Coltart said that normal business activity with vehicles with signage is expected but not attempts to gain exposure.

The law will also make it illegal for tickets to be sold above face value