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Club supports England 2018's bid to host FIFA World Cup

Posted on 30 April 2010  - 12:00

During the last two weekends of the season, every Premier League club will help to promote England's bid with a series of activities at the last home game of the league season.

<p><b>During the last two weekends of the season, every Premier League club will help to promote England's bid with a series of activities at the last home game of the league season.</b></p><p>At our match against Bolton tomorrow we will see players wear branded T-shirts during the warm-up period and stadium announcements throughout the fixture with information on how fans can show their support.</p><p>The matchday programme will also include a personal message from England boss Fabio Capello.</p><p>This activity will be conveyed via the world's biggest continuous annual global sporting event - the Barclays Premier League.</p><p>Across nine months of the year, 380 matches are broadcast to over 500 million homes in 211 territories. Last season, an estimated cumulative global audience of 2.65 billion watched the 100,000 hours of coverage that was broadcast, so the impact of the clubs' involvement is potentially enormous. <br></p><p>Peter Crouch said: "I remember the last major tournament we staged, Euro 96, I was 15 at the time, a 
kid in the Spurs academy, and there was an unbelievable passion across the 
country. For <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">England</st1:country-region></st1:place> to host the FIFA World Cup 
would be fantastic and we’re delighted to be playing our part."</p><p><img src="/media/images/decorative/assets/637x335/all_other_news_stuff/2018_ap30_637c.jpg" mce_src="/uploads/assets/637x335/all_other_news_stuff/2018_ap30_637c.jpg" alt="2018" width="637" height="335"> </p><p>England 2018 Chief Executive Andy Anson said: "The Premier League and its Member Clubs have been tremendously supportive and their collective strength will provide a significant boost to our campaign during the last two weeks of the season. With the coverage of all Barclays Premier League matches transmitted across the world there will be significant visibility for England's bid and we're extremely grateful to the Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur for their support."</p>