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15th Jul 2018

Labour call for England to bid to host the 2030 World Cup

Football didn't come home this year but it could in 2030

Reuben Pinder

Yes please

Tom Watson today announced Labour’s support for an England-led bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

The deputy leader of the Labour party spoke on Sky News this morning about how the 2018 World Cup has united the country after a difficult year.

Back in 2010 England launched a bid to host the 2018 World Cup, headed by David Beckham, Prince William and then Prime Minister David Cameron. England missed out on hosting the tournament as the privilege was awarded to Russia, but Watson is adamant that now is the right time to launch another bid.

The last time England hosted a football tournament of any kind was back in 1996 when they hosted the European Championships, and the last time a World Cup was hosted on these shores was thirty years prior to that in 1966 when Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy.

It is certain to be a popular suggestion with the public so enamoured with the national team at the moment after they reached the semi-finals.

The next two World Cup in 2022 will be hosted in Qatar and played in winter, with the following World Cup to be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada in a combined effort as the tournament expands to 48 teams.