World Cup Bid

Watch England’s 2018 World Cup bid video

Prince William, and some northern children get the bid rolling

While the Germans successfully used Heidi Klum to promote their most recent World Cup bid, England got its 2018 campaign rolling yesterday with the help of David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and that Scottish chap who in temporarily in charge of the country until the next election.

The bid started with a video showing football at grass roots level (see the full version here), and then proceeded with a video message from Prince William and a speech from the PM, in which he failed to properly pronounce the word “football” – see [3.08] in the video above.

The Spoiler has yet to track it down, but apparently the bid video also included footage of the petulant kick that saw David Beckham dismissed in France 98. “It certainly wasn’t my idea,” insisted Mr B.

Other countries in contention for 2018 include Australia, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Mexico and (despite hosting the tournament only thirteen years ago) the USA.

With the biggest and best league in the world, and an infrastructure that can easily cope with the demands of an international tournament, we think it’s high time that football came home again. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until December 2010 for a verdict from FIFA.

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