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Sir Steve Redgrave (Olympic rower): “With the London Olympics in 2012, winning the rights to stage the 2018 World Cup would be the icing on the cake.”
Simon Cowell (media mogul): “I am pleased to join the campaign. To be given the chance to host the 2018 World Cup here would be fantastic and would unite the whole country.”
Sir Geoff Hurst (World Cup winner): “Any major sporting event, whether it’s the Olympics or the World Cup, automatically provides an interest for youngsters and can benefit the community. We have everything here that is needed.”
James Corden (comedian, presenter): “We’ve already got so much in place with so many amazing stadiums but most of all we have an unrivalled passion for the game.”
Lewis Hamilton (Formula One driver): “This country’s passion and knowledge for football is unrivalled anywhere else in the world. We live and breathe football.”
Arsène Wenger (Arsenal manager): “This is where football started – the English are the creators, the architects of the game. If England is chosen, I have no doubt it will be a resounding success.”
Frankie Dettori (Jockey): “Football has always been a huge part of my life and so to be able to experience the world’s greatest football tournament in England would be incredible.”
Marcus Trescothick (Former England opener): “In 2005, when we won the Ashes there was an influx of cricketers and it created a massive culture shift with youngsters wanting to play the game. The World Cup could do the same.”
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United manager): “The passion of the English people for the game would ensure that everybody would be made to feel welcome. It would be a memorable occasion and would inspire people all over the world.”
Jenson Button (Formula One driver): “We have some of the greatest fans in the world and they would create an amazing atmosphere. Having taken part in the Race of Champions, I know that Wembley would be a great venue for the World Cup Final.”
Martin Johnson (England rugby coach): “The England bid shows a huge amount of creativity, innovation and merit, which is complemented by a superb infrastructure.”
Gianfranco Zola (Former Italy and Chelsea footballer): “England is a wonderful place to play football and I think it would be a great place to play a World Cup.”
Noel Gallagher (rock star): “The buzz the nation would create would be incredible. England lives and breathes football, from professional level through to guys going out for a kick about with their mates and kids in the playground.”
Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor (world darts champion): “I’m totally behind the bid. Football’s our national game and it would be an amazing event that would bring together the whole country.”
Ray Winstone (actor): “Football binds communities together in every town, village and city in England.”
Lee Westwood (world No1 golfer): “Every football fan was mesmerised by the amazing scenes out in South Africa over the summer so to think the tournament could be played in England is an incredibly exciting prospect.”
Stephen Fry (writer, TV presenter): “No other country in the world can match our infatuation for the game and this is the reason I believe England would be an ideal host for the 2018 World Cup.”
Kelly Brook (actor, model): “People always get really excited when major sporting events come here, which shows how important sport is to people across England.”
Michael Sheen (actor): “If England was to host the World Cup in 2018, the passion of the fans would surely produce the most memorable of tournaments.”
Adrian Chiles (TV presenter): “We’ve just got to make it happen; we’d do it better than anybody else has ever done it. It would be the best World Cup ever.” (Telegraph)
What more do FIFA delegates need to help sway their decision making? These are grade A sporting and entertainment celebrities! If England win the World Cup Bid we will do all we can to get Sepp Blatter the signed picture of Catherine Tate that he is apparently desperate to get hold of.
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