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World Cup

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will discuss with the Football Association the inclusion of (a) Lilleshall National Sports Academy and (b) other football training facilities in Shropshire in its bid for the UK to host the 2018 World Cup. (291995)

The Football Association are leading in the bid for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups and are following a selection process to make venues available for FIFA to select host cities and training venues. I will ensure that bid officials are aware of Lilleshall’s potential.