The Chairman of the 2018 World Cup bid, Lord Triesman, has called on Football League clubs to help him bring the tournament back to England for the first time since 1966.
Triesman, the Chairman of the Football Association, presented to representatives of The League's 72 clubs at their latest quarterly gathering, at Milton Keynes Dons' stadiummk, last Thursday.
In outlining his strategy for landing the 2018 tournament, he said, "It's a huge sporting event; the biggest of all tournaments and we can win it with your help."
Triesman also made it clear to clubs that no decisions have been made yet regarding potential venues for matches, with a number of Football League grounds still very much in the picture. The bid team will also be looking for towns and cities that can host the competing nations.
He said, "Only one stadium is sure of inclusion in our presentation and that is Wembley. We are beginning to visit cities around the country and everyone in this room can be involved in this process. We need to seek people's views on host city venues, training camps and base camps and with your help, create a legacy here that will enable us to extend a legacy abroad.
"This is not the exclusive province of Premier League clubs. I want to extend the opportunity to any region or club that would like to know more. This is a partnership between us that can be so important in our bid to win the right to host a World Cup tournament."
Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney, who is one of two Deputy Chairman on the 2018 Bid Executive Board along with Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill, said, "We were delighted to have Lord Triesman join us to give our clubs a first hand insight into the 2018 World Cup bid strategy.
"One of the best things that could happen to football in this country, at all levels of the game, would be having the opportunity to stage the World Cup.
"Therefore, The Football League and its clubs will do whatever they can to help make this ambition a reality in 2018."
During his presentation, Lord Triesman also emphasised his belief that the strength and breadth of the professional game in England will be an asset to the campaign. He told clubs, "As I go around the world people do talk about The Football League and its place within the game. The depth and richness of The Football League is something that is truly recognised around the world.
"The continued success surrounding attendance and broadcasting revenue - particularly from television contracts - is remarkable."
In total, there have been eleven bids for the 2018 and/or 2022 competitions. The winning bids for both competitions will be announced in December 2010.