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Updated: October 10, 2009 17:13 IST

Lampard says England best placed for hosting 2018 World Cup

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Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has backed England’s World Cup bid and feels there are “so many reasons” why they should stage the 2018 tournament.

Lampard believes no other country can match the facilities on offer in England or the passion of the supporters.

“There are so many reasons why England would be a great place for the World Cup. I was a teenager when we hosted the Euros in 1996, and that was a fantastic competition,” he told

“We obviously have the stadiums and I don’t think there’s anyone in the world that could rival the stadiums we have, that’s for sure, because I’ve travelled and seen stadiums all over the world.

“We have the fans with an incredible passion to hold the World Cup and I know that the country will do everything to make it right for people to travel,” Lampard said.

“I think there is a real history with England and football, with Wembley Stadium as well, and although there is real competition if we go about it in the right way then for me, although I’m obviously biased, England would be a fantastic choice,” The Mirror quoted him, as saying.

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