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IT’S COMING HOME – Gwynne backs World Cup bid
Wednesday 18th July 2018 @ 16:21 by Lee Wild
News Tameside

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has thrown his support behind a bid for the UK to host the World Cup, following the England teams 2018 success.

He’s joined other influential voices in calling for the 2030 World Cup tournament to ‘come home’, which would also coincide with the centenary year of the competition.

Tom Watson, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, revealed that his party want the world cup to be held in the UK. They promised to work with the Conservative party, if they’re still in government, to ensure a successful bid.

England’s last two bids have been unsuccessful, with the 2006 cup being held in Germany and the 2018 contest in Russia.

Andrew Gwynne MP said: “I’m fully behind an England-led bid for the whole of the UK to host the 2030 World Cup – It’s the national game, it can bring the country together and it can give us hope.

“We have the stadiums, infrastructure and history in place to ensure an amazing celebration of football. Considering it would be 100 years since the World Cup began, I think it would be fitting to host the tournament in the nation that gave the world football!”

Photo by: Matt Churchill