Cameron pitches for England’s 2018 World Cup bid

David Cameron with FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Next week, the world football governing body, FIFA will decide on which countries host the next two world cups and England is bidding for the 2018 edition.

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron is pushing for England’s 2018 World Cup bid.

In a letter, a copy of which was sent to, the Prime Minster said, “It would be a tremendous honour for my country to welcome the world to England in 2018.”

He said football is the national game of the English people, “It’s part of what defines us as a country. But football in England is all the more special because it’s also an international game.”

According to Cameron the English are privileged to have some of the best footballers from all over the world playing week in, week out in our Premiership and Football League. He went on to mention players such as Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan as being very much part of that, adding “and our game would not be the same without them.”

Making a point about facilities, he said England prides itself on having the facilities that great players need to produce great football. “And we would continue to develop our infrastructure, building on the legacy of the London Olympics and the continuous investment in football in England, to deliver a playing environment fit for the best players at the best tournament on earth”, he said.

He mentioned Wembley, Old Trafford, the Emirates, St James Park, Stamford Bridge and The Stadium of Light as some of the great facilities England has.

“Our ambition is to bring people together in the common cause of football and to use football to change people’s lives for the better,” the Prime Minister said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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