England rope in Lord Horatio Nelson to bag 2018 FIFA WC bid

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London, May 12 (ANI): It seems war-hero, Lord Horatio Nelson is supporting England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

His iconic Trafalgar Square statue is draped in a 'Back the Bid' scarf suggesting that he has joined a galaxy of stars to express their supportSome of the others backing the bid are, Princes Harry and William, and football stars Wayne Rooney and David Beckham.

"There could be no better an advocate (for the bid) than Lord Nelson, atop his iconic column," The Sun quoted London Mayor Boris Johnson as having said.

On Friday, Becks will hand over the official 1,700-page bid dossier to FIFA in Switzerland, the paper reports.

Over a million people have already signed up to support England's bid. But they are in for some tough competition as there are five rival bids in the race.

The winner will be declared in December. (ANI)

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