England's bid to win the 2018 World Cup took another step forward today when David Beckham and the rest of the bid team travelled to Zurich to present their bid book.
The 1,752 page document outlines England's vision for the FIFA World Cup Finals which would build on the country's passion, diversity and technical expertise to deliver the most commercially successful FIFA World Cup™ in history, providing the inspiration for extensive football, social, human and environmental development on a global scale.
As well as the country's biggest stadiums including Wembley, Old Trafford and The Emirates Stadium, the 2018 World Cup would provide the ideal platform to showcase six Football League stadiums and clubs.
Bristol City, Leeds United, Milton Keynes Dons, Nottingham Forest, Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday have all been selected as part of the bid and would give more fans the chance to see the world's best players on their doorstep.
England have only previously hosted the World Cup in 1966 which also remains the only time we've won it.
Hillsborough was a venue back then and hosted three Group 2 matches, including West Germany's 5-0 win over Switzerland.
Former England captain and England 2018 Vice-President Beckham, who presented the bid to the FIFA President, said:
"Handing over our bid today was an amazing honour for me. As a player nothing could possibly beat playing in front of your own fans in your own country at the World Cup and I hope our players of the future will be fortunate enough to experience this.
"A World Cup in England is not just about what it can do for our country but what it can also do for the rest of the world."
England now face an anxious wait to see if they have put together a better bid than those from Russia, Spain and Portugal, USA, Australia, Qatar, Holland and Belgium, Japan and Korea. A decision will be made on December 2nd.