England submits bids to host 2018, 2022 World Cups

March 17th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 17 (DPA) The Football Association formally submitted its application to FIFA to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
“Today marks another step forward in our journey to bring the FIFA World Cup to England, and our team are focused on delivering the best bid possible to FIFA,” Bid Chairman Lord Triesman Monday said.

“By declaring our interest for both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, we are maximising our chances of winning the right to host the world’s greatest sporting occasion.”

England’s rivals are Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, Russia, Qatar, Mexico and the United States.

The FIFA executive will vote for the hosting rights December 2010.

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