Boss backs bid
Roy Hodgson has backed England's 2018 World Cup bid. The Liverpool manager has given his full backing to England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. "It's very important. A lot of money and time has been invested in it. From 1966 to 2018, that's a fairly reasonable length of time for a top nation in football like England to wait to get their second chance of a World Cup at home," said Hodgson. "In England we have the best stadia, unbelievably passionate crowds and there are very, very few leagues in the world where teams who play outside of the top league can command a public figure of 25,000-30,000, as we see all the time in the Championship. "If the World Cup comes here, you're guaranteed so many things - easy access for transport, hotels and facilities, the best stadia, wonderful football pitches and a football-crazy nation. "For me it's a no brainer - England should get 2018."
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