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Fans from 140 Countries Sign for England 2018

As the national team kick-off their preparations for South Africa 2010 with a testing friendly against five-time world champions Brazil, fans can continue to play a key role in helping to bring World Cup football to England in 2018.

Significant global backing has already been secured as fans from 140 countries around the world have pledged their support to the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid via the official website, Facebook pages and text message service. England 2018 supporters have also been pictured all over the world with Back the Bid scarves from Mt Everest to the Rocky Mountains, Hong Kong to Sydney and Rome to Dar es Salaam.



English football`s passionate followers can provide vital support to the England 2018 World Cup Bid by demonstrating how much a World Cup in England would mean to them. Fans from across the globe have joined some of the biggest names in English sport and entertainment in backing England 2018, including: John Terry, David Beckham, Germany captain Michael Ballack, Ghana midfielder Michael Essien, World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles, Formula One champs Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, Chicago Bulls captain Luol Deng, England`s Ashes winners, Hollywood star and comedian Eddie Izzard, funnyman Peter Kaye, world champion athlete Jessica Ennis and legendary musicians Noel Gallagher and Sting.



There are a variety of ways supporters can Back the Bid including texting 'ENGLAND` to 62018, logging onto the official website www.england2018bid.com, joining the official Facebook site www.facebook.com/england2018 or by following the bid on Twitter twitter.com/england2018bid. As well as being Fans recently provided another dramatic illustration of their desire for World Cup football in England when a giant 'Back the Bid` message involving 25,000 supporters was unveiled at the Belarus fixture at Wembley.



Speaking ahead of this week`s Brazil game, England captain John Terry urged fans to show their support:

'The passionate support for English football is one of our greatest assets and I`ve no doubt people will show how much they want a World Cup in England by texting ENGLAND to 62018 and getting their friends and family to do the same. Support from fans could really make a difference and help us win the bid so I hope they join me in Backing England 2018.'



Supporters will also be able to select their favourite Host City by texting the name of that city to the 62018 number (users will be charged at their standard network rate for all text messages). In addition, a special England 2018 iPhone application and widget are available ensure fans keep fully up-to-date with the latest news, video and imagery at the touch of a button. Both can be found at www.england2018bid.com along with the latest news, videos and pictures.


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 17 2009

Time: 5:43PM

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lol hope we get it who else is in the running
aadil4rovers
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17/11/2009 18:14:00

no chance- were also bidding for 18
retroflair31
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18/11/2009 06:04:00

we should host 18 and 22.....full stop :D
sasman
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18/11/2009 22:41:00

Here go the Aussie dudes giving it all that lol!! It's coming home (and I don't just mean for the tournament itself!!)
Walker
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19/11/2009 09:17:00

 

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