2018 bid

David Beckham boosts 2018 bid with key meetings

December 2, 2009
David Beckham has assumed a new role as England 2018's bid trouble-shooter after holding meetings with two of football's most powerful figures.

Beckham had talks with FIFA president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Jack Warner, alongside Lord Triesman, the bid and FA chairman.

Triesman described Beckham as "hugely impressive'' and the England midfielder is fast emerging as a major force in the campaign's attempts to shake off the turmoil of the past month.

Warner said: ...

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