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Dion Dublin: London has “Everything You Need” for 2018 World Cup

England’s 2018 Football World Cup bid is in good hands according to former England International Dion Dublin, and he believes London is the rightful focal point of the bid.

Speaking at the Launch of the npower Football League at London’s npower arms on Tuesday night, Dublin told Visit London:

“Where’s a better place than London to have the Olympics and the World Cup? We’ve got everything you would need here; the stadiums, the transport system, everything’s set-up ready to go. They’ll tweak it and make it even better – this is the place to have it.”

The former Manchester United player added:

“They’ve got a great team led by my old friend David Beckham who I was with at [Manchester] United. If anybody can get it done, David Beckham can.”

It is set to be an exciting decade for sport in London with the Olympic Games in 2012 followed by the possible 2018 World Cup. Dublin believes hosting the 2012 Olympics can only benefit the chances of England’s 2018 World Cup bid.

“If you’ve done something you’ll know how to do it better next time,” he said. “So let’s keep our fingers crossed and hopefully it will work out for us – it will be a great place to have it.”

Dublin has been keeping a close eye on England’s current World Cup matches and he believes The Three Lions have a great chance of lifting the trophy for the second time.