Labour to back England-led bid for 2030 World Cup

Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:50

Labour to back England-led bid for 2030 World Cup

Tom Watson said Labour supported putting a bid together for 2030 to celebrate the centenary of the World Cup football tournament.

Speaking on Sky News' Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Mr Watson said: "I've been driving my kids crazy because I am old enough to remember Italia 90 when we got through to the semi-finals and the country was alive.

"After a very difficult year, seeing the country united these last few weeks has been fantastic - and it seems to me you look at Premier League football, which is the best in the world, you look at our lower league football - which is really well run, the Football Foundation has made investments in grassroots football.

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