Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has announced his party’s backing to bid for England to host the 2030 World Cup after this summer’s success.
Talking up the way Gareth Southgate’s side have brought the country together and lifted spirits after a rather chaotic few years, Watson believes England should try once again to bring football home in the near future.
If in government near the time, Labour will push to try again to host the competition after missing out on hosting this summer’s 2018 edition to Russia, and would also push the Conservatives to do so if they remain in power.
I have today announced Labour's support for an England-led bid for the 2030 World Cup. Where better to celebrate the centenary of the World Cup than in the nation where football was born. pic.twitter.com/fVFB71hHQM
— Tom Watson ??????? (@tom_watson) July 15, 2018
England haven’t hosted the World Cup since all the way back in 1966, but the “it’s coming home” chant was made famous when they hosted the 1996 European Championships.
The Three Lions look a team on the up and hosting the tournament once again could be a great boost in pursuit of another victory – though this summer’s side shows a win is surely within sight for 2022 anyway!
Southgate’s side finished 4th in this summer’s World Cup, their best finish since they also lost the third-place playoff to Italy in 1990.