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England's 2018 WCup bid gets government backing

England's 2018 WCup bid gets government backing

England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup has secured the government backing it needs to be considered by FIFA.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the heads of the relevant government departments have signed guarantees worth 300 million pounds ($487 million) committing the country to providing the necessary finance and infrastructure should England win the right to host the tournament.
The guarantees concern areas including tax, visas and security.
England 2018 bid chairman David Triesman says the guarantees are "testament to the government's commitment to bringing the World Cup to England."
The English bid team is set to announce its host cities on Wednesday and make its submission to FIFA in May.


Updated : 2021-10-22 04:56 GMT+08:00