England World Cup bid is the FA’s “number one priority”

30 April 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Outgoing FIFA vice president David Gill (left) and FA chairman Greg Clarke have been talking up England’s expected bid “for at least 30 months”. Here with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

FA chiefs have been talking up England’s expected bid “for at least 30 months”.

England frontrunners for UEFA backing. Main challenge expected to come from South America.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

FA officials have been lobbying their overseas counterparts for more than two years in a bid to bring the World Cup to England in 2030, but face an uphill battle to see off South America hosting the centenary tournament.

FA presidents and other senior figures in world football have told offthepitch.com that outgoing FIFA vice president David Gill and FA chairman Greg Clarke have been talking up England’s expected bid “for at least 30 months” and have said that it is the FA’s “number one priority” – despite no formal bid being launched.

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