Wembley launch party

England kick off World Cup campaign

May 18, 2009
By Soccernet staff
David Beckham, Prince William and Prime Minister Gordon Brown helped England kick off their campaign to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 at a launch party at Wembley Stadium on Monday.

Football Association chief Lord Triesman, who is also the chairman of the bid, emphasised the quality of England's stadia, infrastructure and the country's cultural mix in his opening speech.

Triesman said: "We in England would be truly honoured to host the World Cup and welcome the world. We ...

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