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Our bid for World Cup Football 2018

2018 World Cup: England is best placed to spread the gospel of football

The key proposition of England 2018 is that we will create a festival of football

Boris Johnson hopes that tonight’s Panorama about Fifa will not prejudice our World Cup bid.

I was watching my old chum Howard Flight on television as he tried to dodge the media by pretending to be a potted azalea, and I thought, Howard, we have all been there. He was hunched up in his doorway, head down, doing something with his trouser leg. “I have absolutely nothing to say,” he muttered out of the corner of his mouth.

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