arwebb Posted July 22, 2006 Report Share Posted July 22, 2006 As you may know from the 'Confirm Bids' topic, I have agreed to take over the England 2018 World Cup bid, as Rob has other commitments that are stopping him from seeing the bid through to the end. Details of the revisions I will be making to the bid will be posted here in due course. But, before then, this is why I believe England is the best, even the only choice, for the World Cup of 2018. England gave this great game of football to the world. England is the home of football. And yet, by the time 2018 comes round, it will have been more than half a century since these shores last hosted the World Cup, and over 20 years since England staged its last major football championship, Euro 96. It is time, once again, for football to come home. Other nations may offer bigger, brighter stadia. Some may draw on the pull of taking football's greatest showcase to new lands. But England is unique. England can provide both the nostalgic and the futuristic, the modern and the traditional within the stunning backdrop that arguably the biggest sporting event staged on this planet deserves. As an Englishman, I am intensely proud of our traditions in football and how the sport has grown over time. But, most of all, I am proud of football, a sport that is enjoyed by young and old, men, women and children all over the world, regardless of race, colour or creed. In order to understand and appreciate what we have become, we must sometimes look back to where we came from. Let's bring the World Cup back to football's roots. Let's bring the beautiful game home. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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