Back it like Beckham: English star’s input on World Cup bid praised by CONCACAF president

By James Fuller, AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warner praises Beckham’s support for World Cup bid

MACOYA, Trinidad — CONCACAF President Jack Warner says David Beckham’s role with the England bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup adds a “lot of weight” to the country’s chances of staging the event for the second time.

The former England captain brought his David Beckham Academy to Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, coaching about 200 youngsters at Marvin Lee Stadium to fulfill a long-standing commitment to Warner.

Beckham’s visit is also intended to secure CONCACAF votes for England’s bid to host its first World Cup since 1966. Warner holds one of 24 votes on the FIFA executive committee, which will decide the hosts of the two events in December.

Beckham says, “We have to think positive, we have to believe we’re in a good position.”

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