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Football: World Cup

Volume 459: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the likely benefits which will result from bidding to host the 2018 Football World cup. (131119)

No assessment of the likely benefits that will result from bidding to host the 2018 Football World cup has been made by the Government. The Government feasibility study “Hosting the World Cup” acknowledges both the potential for wider economic benefits and intangible benefits arising from hosting such a major sporting event. The study also advises that, should the Football Association bid to host the event, they should commission an independent study into the wider economic benefits of hosting the competition to be published alongside the bid document.