Arsene Wenger has been giving the England push for the World Cup in 2018 his complete blessing.
Arsene Wenger – big praise for the City of Newcastle
And in speaking to the Daily Mail in his role as an ambassador for the FA’s bid to host next but one World Cup, the Frenchman has pointed to the passion that exists in the City of Newcastle was enough to take your breath away, and very likely to impress outsiders from across the world.
This is what Arsene told the Daily Mail:
“When the FIFA delegation arrive in Newcastle this week, I hope they are stunned by the sight of St James’ Park. By the way it dominates the skyline, a sporting citadel and the heartbeat of the city, in a city that breathes football,”
“There, they have a love of the game that is remarkable and this is true in many other regions across the country, such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.”
“If you have the infrastructure, the stadiums, the passion and the power to organize, then these are the attributes for a successful World Cup.”
“England can deliver all of these things.”
We always knew that Wenger loved to bring his Arsenal team to play at St. James Park, because of what he has often called a football-mad city – and of course he’s absolutely right.
The English FA will discover whether their bid for the World Cup had been successful, in just over three months time, when FIFA President Sepp Blatter will announce who will host the 2018 World Cup.
England have to be red-hot favorites to do that.