James Bond star Craig becomes two millionth supporter of England’s World Cup bid

August 28th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Daniel Craig London, Aug.28 (ANI): Current James Bond star Daniel Craig has become the two millionth supporter of England’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018.

The “Back the Bid” campaign, which was launched by former England captains David Beckham and Gary Lineker at Wembley last year, has seen a plethora of stars lend their support to bring the competition back to the UK for the first time since 1966.

McLaren duo Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were two of the first celebrities to register their support and were quickly followed by the likes of comedian James Corden, musicians Sting, Noel Gallagher and Robbie Williams and entertainers Ant and Dec, reports the Daily Express.

Football fans from more than 100 countries have also registered their support over the past 15 months.

The passing of the two million mark was reached almost 100 days ahead of schedule and the milestone represents a significant landmark for the Bid.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has secured more than one and a half million signatures thanks to a campaign led by former England captain Alan Shearer while BT has created a virtual England 2018 flag with photos and signatures of thousands of fans.

The World Cup Bid was officially launched in May last year with support from all three major political parties.

England is one of five competitors bidding to host the 2018 tournament and one of eight bidding to host the 2022 tournament. The decision for both tournaments will be announced in Zurich in December. (ANI)

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