The President of the FA, Prince William has given his backing for England’s bid to host 2018 FIFA World Cup insisting that it will be an “enormous privilege” for the country to act as a hosting nation for the one of biggest sporting event in world.
29-year-old, Second-in-line to throne, Prince William explained that given the chance, the nation would turn the occasion into a festival of football, making it an event to remember forever.
Prince William told reporters: “England’s love for the game is world renowned. Football is in our blood. We’re proud of our great cultural diversity. We will offer a warm, home-from-home welcome to all the participating teams and their supporters. As a nation, we are united behind the bid. Speaking personally, I am very proud to be supporting it.”
He continued: “I believe, with England’s great passion for the game, we will stage a World Cup to remember forever. A first-class festival of football.”
Talking about 1966, when england not only hosted the event but also won the worldcup, He said: “1966 and football are one in England’s psyche and collective memory. It is the stuff of legend. For young people like myself, who were not around to experience the pride and excitement of that time, the opportunity to live it first hand will be an enormous privilege.”
“We have the infrastructure and first-class stadiums in every part of the country. England has everything needed to stage a truly memorable festival of football.”
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