What the back pages say on Thursday, December 2: D-day for England's World Cup bid

02 December 2010 08:18
DAILY MAILEngland can complete an amazing recovery today by landingthe 2018 World Cup.

ALSO: Frank Lampard has targeted Chelsea'stop-of-the-table clash with Manchester United on December 19 for hisreturn to action.

Three Lions: David Beckham (left) Prince William and David Cameron (right)

DAILY TELEGRAPHEngland have a fighting chance of ending the nation's long wait to host a second World Cup today after the final 24 hours saw the campaign gather momentum.

ALSO: West Ham United may sell Carlton Cole in the January transfer window if they receive a suitable offer for the 27-year-old.

Is it coming home? The World Cup

GUARDIANEngland's bid team said yesterday that if they won the right to host the tournament it could help transform the fortunes of the England team and put an end to the dysfunctional squabbling among the game's administrators.

ALSO: The England prop Andrew Sheridan is a target for big-spending Toulouse, who want the 31-year-old to team up in the front row with All Black Carl Hayman.

INDEPENDENTThe Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, made a late attempt yesterday to derail England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup finals by implying that the English had broken Fifa rules.

ALSO: West Ham co-owner David Gold believes Tuesday's Carling Cup victory over Manchester United provides evidence Avram Grant is getting things right.

DAILY STARDavid Beckham last night sent out a message to the world insisting: "This is our time."

ALSO: Andrew Strauss has told England's jubilant players: We've won nothing yet.

DAILY MIRROREngland will today attempt an "Oscar-winning" presentation to land the 2018 World Cup.

ALSO: Steven Taylor will hold crunch talks tomorrow to thrash out whether he has a future at Newcastle.

THE SUNSeb Coe has backed David Beckham to win England the 2018 World Cup here this afternoon.

ALSO: Mitchell Johnson's humiliation was completed last night as he was axed for the Second Test.

Negotiations: Newcastle defender Taylor (left) has been offered a new deal

DAILY EXPRESSDavid Beckham believed England can bring football home today and defiantly declared: "This is our time."

ALSO: Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Joe Cole has needed the mental support of Liverpool's other star players to help him through a difficult start to his Anfield career.

THE TIMESVladimir Putin complained of "unfair competition" as he confirmed that he would not travel to Zurich to represent his country in the contest to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

ALSO: Carlo Ancelotti received a much-needed boost yesterday when John Terry returned to full training with a view to making a comeback in Chelsea's Barclays Premier League match at home to Everton on Saturday. 

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