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JFK inspiring England's attempt to end title drought

President Kennedy's moon challenge inspiring England's attempt to end title drought in soccer

JFK inspiring England's attempt to end title drought

LONDON (AP) -- English soccer leaders are drawing inspiration from former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's challenge to send a man to the moon as the country tries to end its World Cup title drought.

Martin Glenn, a former food company executive, started work as FA chief executive this week, with winning the 2022 World Cup a "majority priority."

Glenn says "when John F. Kennedy said he wanted to put a man on the moon by 1970, everyone thought he was bonkers. But he put NASA in place and gave them funding ... and they did it by the end of the decade."

For that reason, Glenn says it's "not a pie-in-the-sky hope" for England to win the 2022 World Cup.


Updated : 2021-09-26 11:52 GMT+08:00